This Week in Indie Bookstores


This past year saw huge growth in YA graphic novel sales.

Check out these five Kentucky bookstores, with more than two centuries of bookselling combined.

A new Boston bookstore has plans for cozy fireplaces and other tricks to bring in customers, all based on an academic paper about how indie bookstores can compete against Amazon.

Take a look back at the history of Toronto’s The World’s Biggest Bookstore.

Beloved Denver, CO bookseller Sue Lubeck passed away a month ahead of her shop’s 50th anniversary.

This airport bookstore chain has a read and return policy to reduce the cost of buying new books.

This bookstore is folding a thousand paper cranes to celebrate World Peace Day,.

Taiwan’s Eslite plans to open a hundred new small shops.

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 →