Issue 115: November/December 2021
"I am beguiled by your physical beauty, and am moved by how head-over-heels in love with books you are. And nowhere else have I found such thoughtful and literate reportage on the state of the American soul, as that soul makes itself known in the books we write." Kurt Vonnegut
"...the kind of publication book readers should love." Atlanta Journal-Constitution
The Best Source for Your Reading Lists
Founded in 2002 and celebrating our 100th issue in our May/June 2019 issue, Bookmarks magazine is a decidedly unstuffy, glossy magazine delivered right to your doorstep every two months. Simply put, we are the best source of ideas for your reading list: we summarize book reviews so you can make an informed decision about what to read next, highlight classic and contemporary authors, uncover readers' everyday favorites, and much more.
We Do the Work So You Don't Have to
Would you read more than 500 book reviews each month? The staff at Bookmarks does, and we distill the results into each issue of the magazine. Our readers enjoy summaries of hundreds of opinions from every major newspaper and magazine for a comprehensive look at 50 new fiction, nonfiction, and children's books, all designed to give you the information you need to make the best reading choices. We highlight the books that receive a lot of attention, but we always search for that great unsung book that quietly gets just a few enthusiastic reviews.
We also present in-depth profiles on classic as well as contemporary authors, discussing their lives and major (and not so major) works. Bookmarks also covers different topics, from the best American biographies to new fiction in English translation to great mystery, fantasy, and historical fiction series.
Since the best books become known by word-of-mouth, Bookmarks publishes unique lists of our subscribers’ favorites—terrific, little-known gems. Each issue also features a different book club discussing the books its members loved … and the ones that caused the most awkward silences.
By the time you're done with each each issue, you’ll know what to start reading today. And you can save your precious reading time ... for reading.