This Week in Indie Bookstores


This Black-owned bookstore in Los Angeles celebrates Black history every month.

If you’re in Cincinnati, check out these local indie bookstores.

Condé Nast Traveler considers the ups and downs of owning a bookstore in a pandemic.

The Verge explores how Amazon went from an online bookstore to a force controlling everything—online and off.

Singapore has a new Chinese-language bookstore carrying more than thirty-thousand titles.

Phoenix, AZ is getting a new literary hub and community space.

A credit union saved this Black-owned bookstore in Oklahoma City with a donation to prevent their eviction.

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 →