This Week in Indie Bookstores


Book Riot has a rundown of the best bookstores to get married in.

McNally Jackson celebrated independent bookstores with a slam against Amazon, including carolers singing evil songs.

Politics and Prose agrees to begin union negotiations with its workers.

Toyota produced an ad for pickup trucks about a small-town bookstore, and the ad was a hit.

Harvard Book Store earned an investment from the Red Sox owner John W. Henry.

Chinese bookstore chain Yanjiyou is closing numerous shops in Beijing and Shanghai amidst budget worries.

Check out the new iteration of Bluestockings, a trans, queer, and sex worker-run cooperative in NYC that had to find a new home last year.

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 →