The London Review of Books is the largest cultural literary magazine in Europe and has an unparalleled international reputation for long form literary journalism.

Published every two weeks, each issue contains unique contributions by the world’s leading thinkers, scholars and writers on a range of subjects such as history, politics, philosophy, art, poetry, biography, opinion pieces, film and more.

The LRB doesn’t just review books - it uses recently published books as a catalyst to interrogate and analyse world culture; the end point is a collection of independent, originally-crafted essays.

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don makeem ,

I dont “like” to read on my phone

Or on a computer, really. I do plenty of it but w/o the patience i’ve learned w/ print. W/ patience comes focus, which goes on its merry way not tithering.

A great app for reading when you’ve left your hard copy behind, which arrives promptly, probably before you knew it. The week or two behind i’m usually at w/ print (often longer or alrogether lost depending on fluctuations in my schedule) does not exist here. I’m as current as a reader in the UK.

I haven’t tried printing from here, but maybe that’s something i would do w longer stories ive since recycled or that are from the archive. There is a “download” option for each issue. On my iphone, I’m sure I could.

You are not going to get anything more here than what you came for. A rare thing indeed in this hypertechno, online world we’re in. A blessed thing indeed.


VlySummit ,

Always something

There is always something wonderful to read and learn in each issue of the LRB. Much more entertaining and interesting than the New York Review of Books.

MENA Reader ,

One suggestion…

Pretty great app. As someone who lives in a part of the world where it is difficult to get physical mail, this app makes it easy to read the review. One thing that would be great though, would be if the app remember where you left off in the middle of an article and took you straight there when you re-opened it. My apps for other magazines do this…

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