This Week in Indie Bookstores


Dream of being a bookseller? This cute and beloved bookstore in upstate New York is for sale.

The most instagrammed bookstore in the world is downtown Los Angeles’s The Last Bookstore.

Check out these twenty shops offering customers more than books—be it coffee, plants, or even pickles.

A North Carolina bookstore is now requiring vaccines for in-store customers who stay to eat or drink.

This Maine bookstore is helping raise funds for a school library that burned down.

Charlotte, North Carolina’s only Black-owned bookstore is also a woman-owned store.

Over at Book Riot, Danika Ellis writes about how working as a bookseller was life-changing.

Business Insider looks at how the Strand Bookstore’s in-person and online events drive sales.

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 →