We can’t wait to share with you some big changes coming to the


Why are we making a change?

Over the last few years, the magazines that the Oscar Grady Public Library has subscribed to have continued to go up in cost and down in content, publishing fewer and fewer issues, or in some cases, discontinuing print editions all together. After much consideration, these factors and others have prompted us to change the direction of our periodical collection.

Don’t worry! We will continue to subscribe to our top 5 circulating “popular” magazines, and our staff will happily help with your requests for other magazines from within the Monarch Library System.

And now for something totally new!

Calling all Library patrons!

Are you a writer or poet? A maker or doer?

We know you’re a reader!


What do we mean by Advisory Collection?

The staff of the Oscar Grady Public Library takes a lot of pride in providing our patrons with advice on what to read (watch, listen to, make) next, and our goal in changing our subscriptions from traditional magazines to advisory periodicals is to provide the best possible advice on these topics.

We have chosen a selection of periodicals from around the country, and world, which will highlight new and different authors, poets, artists, and projects which we hope will pique our patrons’ interests and fuel their creativity.

Some of the new subscriptions that will be available to you include:

    American Book Review

The American Book Review is an award-winning, internationally distributed publication that appears six times a year. It specializes in reviews of frequently neglected published works of fiction, poetry, and literary and cultural criticism from small, regional, university, ethnic, avant-garde, and women’s presses. ( )

    New York Review of Books

Every two weeks… writers publish essays and reviews of books and the arts, including music, theater, dance, and film… What has made The New York Review successful, according to The New York Times, is its “stubborn refusal to treat books, or the theatre and movies, for that matter, as categories of entertainment to be indulged in when the working day is done.” (

    The Times Literary Supplement

Every week, we publish book reviews, book extracts, essays and poems from leading writers from around the world. We cover far more than just literature, featuring major articles on subjects from anthropology to zoology, philosophy to politics, comedy to psychology. We are the only major English-language publication to review books published in other languages, including French, Spanish, German, Italian and Russian.  Each week, we also review the latest in fiction, film, opera, theatre, dance, radio and television. (

    London Review of Books

Published twice a month, it provides a space for some of the world’s best writers to explore a wide variety of subjects in exhilarating detail – from art and politics to science and technology via history and philosophy, not to mention fiction and poetry. As well as book reviews, memoir and reportage, each issue also contains poems, reviews of exhibitions and movies, ‘short cuts’, letters and a diary… ( )

    New York Times Book Review

    The Sewanee Review

    Poets & Writers Magazine

    Poetry Magazine

    Writer’s Digest

    Taproot Magazine

    Communication Arts… and more!

We sincerely hope that the new Advisory Collection will provide a unique service to the patrons in our community, and will assist the staff of the Oscar Grady Public Library to help answer the question, “What should I read next?”, and so much more!


Available NOW at your Oscar Grady Public Library.

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