This Week In Indie Bookstores


A Chicago bookstore is launching National Black Literacy Day on February 14.

Vroman’s Bookstore, in Pasadena, is recognized as the city’s first legacy business.

Booksellers can now order branded merchandise to sell for 2021’s Independent Bookstore Day.

One Kentucky bookstore is learning how to adapt to the pandemic by pivoting online.

This Tampa, FL adult bookstore was denied PPP money.

Selling more books won’t necessarily be enough to save Malaysian bookstores.

The American Booksellers Association has announced the 2021 candidates for its Board of Directors.

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 →