Library magazine collection: annual review

Every summer the second floor librarians review the magazine collection at the library.  We consider adding titles that folks have suggested, we look at Library Journal‘s annual list of best new magazines, and we also consider canceling titles that are expensive and/or not well used.

This year we are excited about a title that was a patron request called Tin House.  Here’s what the editors say about it:  “The first issue of Tin House magazine arrived in the spring of 1999, the singular lovechild of an eclectic literary journal and a beautiful glossy magazine. Publisher Win McCormack wanted to create a literary magazine for the many passionate readers who are not necessarily literary academics or publishing professionals.” Look for issues to appear in the Library’s reading room in January.

We also listened to requests from patrons that we add a second copy of The New Yorker and House Beautiful. Both of these titles are very popular, and we hope that a second copy will ease the waiting time for the recent issues.

Posted by Alex, a second floor librarian

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