This Week In Indie Bookstores

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Denver’s Tattered Covers is opening up a Colorado Springs location.

Pittsburgh’s White Whale Bookstore expands operations while celebrating its fifth anniversary.

An Oregon bookstore focused on horror and fantasy celebrates Halloween all year long.

James Patterson is bringing back bookstore seller holiday bonuses, and nominations are open through November 15.

The pandemic has contributed to a mini boom of indie bookstores.

For example: Barbara Harding quit her job to run a bookstore she bought in rural Vermont.

Virginia’s Chop Suey Books is in the process of being sold, which includes the store’s cat.

TechCrunch looks at Folio, an online bookstore by a 24-year-old.

The Bronx has a bookstore built into a bus.

Bloomberg looks at how British bookstores have resisted Amazon during COVID.

A wildlife rescue group has saved a bat hiding out in a bookstore in Canada.

Houston has a new comic book store.

Bookstore sales continue rebounding.

Check out this roundup of ten Latinx-owned bookstores.

Check out GrubStreet’s new location in Boston where writers can meet bad art friends.

Supply chains issues hit Wisconsin bookstores.


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 IanMacAllen.com. More from this author →