This Week in Indie Bookstores


A new Kansas City “smart” bookstore hopes to amplify Black voices in innovative ways.

Check out these indie booksellers in Brooklyn’s Bushwick and East Williamsburg neighborhoods.

The American Booksellers Association included an anti-trans book in the July “white box” sent to participating members. The ABA later apologized.

Downtown Champaign, IL is getting a new bookstore and wine bar.

Joe Biden once said NY’s LaGuardia Airport felt like an airport in a third-world country—now, following its recent makeover, Terminal B has indie bookstores.

Influencers were recently shamed on Twitter by one bookstore after asking for free books in exchange for exposure.

Publishers Weekly reports that bookstore sales continued to rise in May.

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 →