This Week in Indie Bookstores


The best holiday gifts are at indie bookstores.

Bookstore sales started to see a recovery in September.

This Cairo bookstore has fostered literary community for almost twenty years.

Maine’s Boxcar Books is located in an actual train car.

Ohio will soon have a bookstore built into a school bus.

Check out these nineteen bookstores in the Bay area.

Semicolon Bookstore launches Parenthesis, a used bookstore pop-up to benefit local literacy programs.

A stunning new Chinese bookstore is being built in Yixing.

A truck crashed through the wall of Capitol Hill Books.

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 →