This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Workers at Moe’s Booksellers are set to unionize.

Montreal’s S. W. Welch will remain open.

The New Yorker looks at how Lawrence, Kansas’s Raven Book Store is taking on Amazon.

Lansing, Michigan’s only true crime bookstore has a new location.

This book bus is the result of its owner’s love of books.

San Francisco’s Green Apple Books is downsizing to help focus its product offerings.

Meanwhile, Green Door Books in Hobart, Indiana is relocating and expanding.

And Beijing considers opening more bookstores.

Book Riot shares a list of seventeen free bookstores.


Ian MacAllen is the author of RED SAUCE: HOW ITALIAN FOOD BECAME AMERICAN (April 2022, Rowman & Littlefield). 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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →