This Week In Indie Bookstores


Have you ever wondered about a day in the life of an indie bookseller?

Pittsburgh’s White Whale Bookstore is expanding.

The LA Times reports on the devastation caused to Gaza bookstores by Israel’s recent attacks.

Famous Portuguese bookstore Livraria Lello puts literary magazine covers on display.

The New York Times writes on the reinvention of Manhattan’s Drama Book Shop.

An Osaka bookstore hopes to attract readers with its unique book cover designs.

Union workers remain unhappy with rehiring practices Powell’s Books.

Check out these used bookstores in Vancouver.

Then, take a look at these stunning Japanese bookstores.

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 →