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Subscriptions to The New York Review of Books

What types of subscriptions are available?
The Review offers two subscription types:

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How can I change the address for my subscription?
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When will I get my first issue?
Please allow 6–8 weeks to receive your first issue. Digital issues and full archive access are available immediately when you subscribe online. The New York Review of Books publishes twenty issues a year.

What is your publication schedule?
The publication schedule with mail dates is here.

What is your missing issue claims policy?
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How can I order a back issue of The New York Review of Books?
Please use our back issue page to order issues published since January 2018. Issues prior to January 2018 are not available. To access older articles you may purchase a Digital subscription.

Can I order a gift subscription on this site?
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Before the start of each renewal term, subscribers will be sent a reminder notice that their subscription will be renewed and their credit card will be charged. Subscribers may opt-out at any time. For more information and rates click here.

I typed in my subscriber number and the site wouldn't accept it. Why not?
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Do you offer institutional site licenses to The New York Review of Books for universities and libraries for use by the students, faculty, library patrons, employees, etc.?
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Can I subscribe on an e-reader, or through an app?
The Review is available as an e-reader subscription on the Barnes & Noble Nook, and in the Zinio and Google Play stores. E-reader editions do not link to any subscriptions so must be purchased separately. The NYR App is available for download in the Apple and Google Play stores. Content on the app is available to all subscribers at no additional cost with a linked subscription. Non-subscribers may download the app and purchase a subscription via the app store, but these subscriptions do not provide access to the Review’s full archive on this website. The app only includes more recent content from the Review. For more information go here.

I received notice that my Kindle subscription is being discontinued. How can I subscribe directly?
Unfortunately, Amazon has discontinued all Kindle magazines. You may subscribe to The New York Review directly through our site and pay the same monthly rate. With your Digital subscription you will receive immediate access to the current issue and the complete archive, plus you may download the NYR App for free and read on the go on your tablet or smart phone. Click here to subscribe.

If I sign up for a subscription to the Digital Edition, can I share my account and password with my friends and colleagues?
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I live in India. Can I order a digital-only subscription?
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Do you offer gift certificates?
We offer gift certificates on the NYRB site and The Reader's Catalog site. We do not offer gift certificates for subscriptions.

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Do you offer institutional site licenses to The New York Review of Books for universities and libraries for use by the students, faculty, library patrons, employees, etc.?
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How can I receive a copy of an NYRB title for review in my publication or blog?
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I’d like to suggest one of your books to my book club. Do you have reading group guides?
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How do I sign up to receive copies of your complete backlist catalogs?
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