This Week in Indie Bookstores


Forbes looks at how Brooklyn’s Cafe con Libros survived the pandemic—by closing.

Check out these must-visit bookstores in San Francisco.

Book Riot talks with Black-owned bookstores a year after a summer of protests against police brutality and racial injustice.

Taipei’s 24-hour Eslite Xinyi bookstore is struggling to survive the pandemic.’s sales numbers remain strong.

The owner of Bismark, ND’s Owl Bookstore is putting the shop up for sale after thirty years in business.


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 →