This Week in Indie Bookstores


Dublin, Ireland, is losing a forty-year-old institution as Chapters announces closure.

A virtual conference reimagines what bookstores might look like in the future..

France takes a step toward protecting local bookstores from Amazon with price minimums on delivery.

Meanwhile, in Kansas, independent bookstores are getting crushed by Amazon and residents want lawmakers to do something about it.

This Texas woman drives her mobile bookstore around the state, hitting up farmers markets and other local places.

Another mobile bookstore in a shiny airstream is set to launch as well.

Check out these indie bookstores in the St. Louis area.

Or, check out these indie bookstores in southern California.

China has a bookstore that is partially underwater.

Camden, New Jersey is hoping a bookstore could change the city’s fortunes.

Rome, New York has a new bookstore in its Arts District.

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 →