This Week in Indie Bookstores


With limited local library service, Spokane-area bookstores see an increase in sales.

In New Zealand, this bookstore comes to you by van.

Celebrate the legacy of bookseller Peter Dorey, who opened the first LGBTQ+ bookstore in the UK in 1979.

Check out this profile on Brooklyn’s Greenlight Bookstore, and how it’s fared through COVID-19.

This Michigan bookstore is giving away thousands of books.

Check out the best local online bookstores serving the Philippines.

This new Bangkok bookstore has a bookshelf tunnel.

Stephen Colbert may have saved a North Carolina bookstore by featuring it on his show.

Book sales in Shanghai benefit from the annual Spring Festival.

Publisher’s Weekly looks at the plunge in book sales since the pandemic shut down the country nearly a year ago.

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 →