This Week In Indie Bookstores

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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's fiction has appeared in 45th Parallel Magazine, Little Fiction, Vol 1. Brooklyn, Joyland Magazine, and elsewhere and nonfiction has appeared in Chicago Review of Books, The Negatives, Electric Literature, Fiction Advocate, and elsewhere. He is the Deputy Editor of The Rumpus, holds an MA in English from Rutgers University, tweets @IanMacAllen and is online at IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →