This Week in Indie Bookstores


City Lights co-founder and poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti has died at 101.

Check out this profile of Planting People Growing Justice Press and Bookstore in St. Paul, Minnesota.

An online bookstore founded to promote Black authors has opened a Memphis storefront.

The Bronx is getting a new mobile bookstore.

And Honolulu is getting a new pop-up bookstore.

Check out these ten beautiful bookstores around the world.

This library bookstore is opening by appointment to stay COVID safe.

Grand Junction, CO’s Main Street bookstores remain important for local readers during the pandemic.

Check out how these Ottawa bookstores are surviving the pandemic.

Meanwhile, Montreal’s S.W. Welch used bookstore is being forced out by a rent increase.

Famed Canadian bookstore cat Nietzsche passed away last week at 18 years old.

Nominations for Publishers Weekly’s Bookstore of the Year and Sales Rep of the Year awards are due by March 15.

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 →