This Week in Indie Bookstores


Famed French bookstore Gibert Jeune is closing its flagship location after being hit hard by COVID.

Publishers Weekly reports that book sales were down in November.

This Philadelphia bookstore is hosting date nights—one couple at a time—for a romantic, candle-lit, and socially distanced evening.

Seattle’s newest bookstore, Oh Hello Again, organizes books by emotion.

After a tornado ripped through Jonesboro, Arkansas and left locals without many book-buying options, this teacher opened a pop-up bookstore to fill the void.

The deadline to sign up and participate in this year’s Independent Bookstore Day is February 5.

Check out Pittsburgh’s only Black-owned bookstore.

China’s first 3D-printed concrete bookstore is set to open at the end of the month.

A Portland bookstore gave away one hundred books to celebrate Biden’s inauguration.

Ian MacAllen is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 →