This Week In Indie Bookstores


The Oregonian looks back at how 2020 impacted bookstores.

WNYC talks with Kalima DeSuze, founder of the Black-owned, Brooklyn-based feminist bookstore Cafe con Libros.

Book sales are up, but independent bookstores are still struggling to keep their doors open.

Bookstores that are having success during the pandemic are finding new ways to sell books.

This bookstore owner displays his extensive globe collection at his store.

Croatia declares 2021 the “Year of Reading”—and hopefully that means the country’s bookstores will sell more books.

Ian MacAllen is the author of Red Sauce: How Italian Food Became American (Rowman & Littlefield, April 2022). His writing has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, Southern Review of Books, The Offing, 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, and elsewhere. He tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at More from this author →