This Week in Indie Bookstores

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The American Booksellers Association looks at how booksellers are celebrating Black History Month.

Bookseller Adam Stern makes an argument for why brick-and-mortar bookstores matter.

The owners of Frugal Bookstore, Boston’s only Black-owned bookstore, discuss going viral during the Black Lives Matter protests last June.

Portuguese booksellers urge the government to let them reopen.

Black-owned MahoganyBooks, in Maryland, will open a second location later this year.

For all the New Yorkers who fled the city during the pandemic for the Hudson Valley: here’s a round-up of the region’s bookstores.

The Barnes & Noble formula for reinventing itself relies on flexibility of local stores to develop their own character.

Barnes & Noble Education, the separate retailer servicing college campus bookstores, sees big stock market gains.

For bookstores participating in Independent Bookstore Day, now is the time to prepare for the fast-approaching April 24 celebration.


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 →