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Book Reviews

Magazine also published in print, with full text appearing on-line.
Magazine also published in print, with only excerpts appearing on-line.
Boston Book Review
Poetry, fiction, essays, reviews, interviews. Visitors can purchase reviewed books on-line through links to Book Stacks. Contains the entire contents of each printed issue of the review, with some additional reviews. Work by John Yau, Stephen Dixon.
Scholarly essays "concerned with the implications of electronic networks and texts." Occasionally covers electronic literature.
Electronic Book Review
Essays and reviews focusing on literature and the arts in the context of new media. Part of the Alt-X web site.
Hungry Mind Review: An Independent Book Review
Essays, reviews, interviews. Some overlap in content with printed version of the review, some new material. Discussion forum. Published by the Hungry Mind Bookstore in St. Paul. All reviewed books can be ordered on-line.
The Independent Reader
Every month lists books recommended by bookstores across the country, including capsule reviews by the bookstore staffers. Visitors to the site can post their own reviews.
n.b. (New Books from the Reader's Catalog)
Monthly magazine about new books, featuring reviews, essays, and book excerpts. Reviewed books can be purchased on-line. Edited by the staff of The Reader's Catalog.
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New York Review of Books
Reviews, essays. Excerpts from the current issue and recent back issues.
New York Times Book Review
Reviews, essays. Full text of the printed version of the nation's most influential book review, plus additional elements not found in print. These include related pieces from the Times archive and entire first chapters from some of the books reviewed. All reviewed books can be ordered on-line.
Quarterly Black Review of Books
Reviews and interviews focusing on Black authors and topics. All reviewed books can be ordered on-line.
Small Press Traffic
Reviews of small press books.
Washington Post Book World
Reviews, essays. Full text of each week's printed issue, including the calendar of DC literary events. The site also houses the Chapter One library, an archive of the first chapters of selected books, usually with accompanying Book World reviews.



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