This Week in Indie Bookstores


The landmark Gibert Jeune bookstore in Paris closed its doors this spring.

Architectural Digest offers an inside look at a few of the most beloved bookstores in the world.

The Midtown Scholar Bookstore in Harrisburg, PA is set to reopen by the end of May.

And this Knoxville, TN bookstore is resuming in-store browsing.

A cyberattack at the Boston University bookstore compromised customers’ information.

One bibliophile thinks about how we document the bookstores we love.

The union representing workers at Portland’s Powell’s Books has filed “numerous grievances” over the shop’s rehiring process.

Publishers Weekly announces its finalists for Bookstore of the Year: Seminary Co-Op Bookstores, Charis Books, Community Bookshop / Librería Comunitaria, Eso Won Books, and Mahogany Books.

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 →