This Week in Indie Bookstores


The Stanford Daily examines how some bookstores are surviving the pandemic.

Buffalo, NY’s radical Burning Books is expanding as the city’s progressive politics spark curiosity.

Supply chain issues are the only thing people are talking about this holiday season, and booksellers are recommending that people buy books early.

Publishers Weekly reports that bookstore sales were up in July.

MIT’s bookstore has a new, fancy location.

Green Apple Bookstore in San Francisco is opening a new branch in the SFO airport.

And check out this recent profile of the San Francisco-based Booksmith’s owner, Christin Evans.

Comic book stores in Utah thrive by focusing on specialty publications for readers.

A Tampa Bay bookstore helps keep local literary community alive.

A car drove into a bookstore in Columbus, Mississippi.

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 →