This Week in Indie Bookstores


A Sydney, Australia bookstore is locked in an epic labor dispute with its workers.

A new Black-owned bookstore in Texas aims to highlight diverse voices.

If you can’t fight city hall, join them—at least that’s what this Maryland bookstore owner is doing.

Spain’s bookstore sales are rebounding, largely due to online sales.

This Charlotte bookstore specifically focuses on the work of Black authors.

Ann Arbor’s Bookbound has new owners, who’ve renamed the shop Booksweet.

A Canadian driver attempted to turn a Saskatoon bookstore into a drive-through experience.

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 →