This Week in Indie Bookstores


Vulture dives deep into the labor dispute between the millionaire owners of The Strand bookstore and its workers.

Lifehacker outlines just a few reasons to support your local bookstore.

Chicago got a brand-new bookstore just before the pandemic shutdown—and now that bookstore is struggling to stay afloat.

Downtown Honolulu gets a new BookOff location.

Check out these Indian bookstores that have thus far survived the pandemic.

These Vermonters are hopeful that their bookstore, founded mid-pandemic, can thrive in a post-COVID world.

Publishers Weekly reports that bookstore sales were down in January.

Check out this cute dog hanging out at the University of Wisconsin-Madison bookstore.

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 →