The New York Times Book Review
The color Kindle edition of The New York Times Book Review is now available on the Kindle Reading App for your Android device. Download issues at no extra cost from Archived Items.
The New York Times Book Review has been one of the most influential and widely read book review publications in the industry since its first publication in 1896. Reviewers select 20-30 notable or important new titles each week, including exceptional new authors. Now, join book lovers and professionals in subscribing to the stand alone Book Review.
This digital edition of The New York Times Book Review contains all the reviews and best sellers lists from the print magazine, however, some other features may not be included. For your convenience, issues are auto-delivered wirelessly to your Kindle at the same time the print edition hits the newsstand.
Kindle Magazines are fully downloaded onto your Kindle so you can read them even when you’re not wirelessly connected. This magazine does not necessarily reflect the full print content of the publication.
Sold each week both separately and as part of the Sunday New York Times, the Book Review divides the published world into two parts for easy consumption: nonfiction, and fiction and poetry. There is no attempt to be comprehensive. Although scholarly books are regularly reviewed, the sort of thing chosen is likely to be no more arcane than a cultural history of Halloween or a new biography of Jesse James, along with, say, the memoirs of David Rockefeller. The reader of the Book Review can also expect to find the latest novel by Joyce Carol Oates or Pat Conroy as well as the efforts of one or two first novelists and the new book of poems by Billy Collins. What distinguishes the reviews from those of your hometown Sunday newspaper are principally three things: there are more of them (each issue runs some 20 pages), they are likely to be more searching and more critical (often the reviewers are at least as well-known as the authors reviewed), and each review has behind it the authority of the New York Times itself, whose cultural as well as political clout is simply unmatched in American life. For a book to sell, it doesn’t necessarily have to be considered in the Book Review. For a book to be taken seriously, it probably does–and readers who take themselves seriously invariably read the Book Review. –Terry Caesar