This Week in Indie Bookstores

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Boston.com profiles this doctor who left the medical profession to open a bookstore.

Booksellers gone wild: Amazon’s marketplace allows absurd pricing from third-party sellers.

Workers at Politics and Prose Bookstore are attempting to unionize. In response, the bookstore has allegedly hired union-busting law firm Jones Day.

The Mary Sue visits Yu and Me Books, one of the first Asian woman-owned bookstores in Manhattan.

Keaton and Lloyd Bookstore opens its doors in Rome, New York.

A bookstore in Belfast, Ireland is hoping an online sales tax will bolster in-person shopping.

Shelter Island, New York bookstore has a unique rare bookstore.

Cookbook-lovers will swoon over this Philadelphia shop in the Italian Market.

Jersey City’s WORD Bookstore is relocating from the pedestrian plaza on Newark Avenue to Hamilton Park, a residential neighborhood.

The Global Times looks at how one independent Chinese bookstore has survived in the digital age.

Publishers Weekly reports bookstore sales skyrocketed in October.


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 →