This Week in Indie Bookstores


The ABA is bringing back the #BoxedOut campaign to protest Amazon.

The LA Times looks at how local indie bookstores survived the pandemic.

Bandi & Luni’s, South Korea’s third-largest chain of bookstores, files for bankruptcy.

These DC bookstores and libraries have reopened to in-store browsing.

The textbook industrial complex won a court victory when a judge dismissed a lawsuit claiming the companies conspired to fix prices.

Check out these novels set in bookstores.

La Jolla has a new little free library honoring a beloved local bookstore that closed in 2008.

Publishers Weekly reports that bookstore sales were up in April.

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 →