This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Check out these eleven APIA-owned bookstores, over at Book Riot.

NPR checks in with Black-owned bookstores across the country.

In addition to bombing hospitals, apartments, and news organizations, Israeli forces bombed this beloved Gaza bookstore.

Vulture shares how a Los Angeles bookstore became the stage for a group of misfit comedians.

A tiny bookstore in Rockland, Maine celebrates a decade of operations.

And a Black-owned bookstore in Newark, New Jersey navigates the pandemic.

Vogue visits a new Brooklyn bookstore celebrating African American culture.

Ann Arbor’s famed Literati Bookstore has finally reopened after being closed for fourteen months due to the pandemic.

Bookstore owners say that the new CDC guidance on masks is at best confusing and mostly unhelpful.

Here are seven secondhand bookstores in Seattle to visit. (Now say that seven times fast.)

The Drama Book Shop, NYC’s speciality bookstore that attracted attention of Lin-Manual Miranda, announces its June 10 reopening.


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 →