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The London Review of Books is Europe’s leading magazine of culture and ideas. Published twice a month since 1979, each new issue contains at least 15 long essays and reviews, including in-depth reviews of books, features on topical and political matters, poems, reportage, memoir and reviews of films and exhibitions.

The London Review of Books only publishes original writing, specially commissioned from academics, journalists, novelists and poets, who are leaders in their respective fields and distinguished exponents of the art of the English essay. Every piece is then closely edited and rigorously fact-checked by a team of professional editors.

Libraries can purchase individual or multiple print subscriptions, and also have the option of signing up for an Institutional Licence. This includes online access to the LRB’s latest issues and full archive, which contains over 900 issues and more than 16,000 articles.

The special appeal of the London Review of Books resides in the way it combines topicality, depth and scholarship with brilliant writing, and isn't afraid to challenge received ideas. The content is wide-ranging, from prehistory to the present day, and is particularly valuable for faculty and students in the following areas: