The Los Angeles Review of Books is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and disseminating rigorous, incisive, and engaging writing on every aspect of literature, culture, and the arts.

The Los Angeles Review of Books magazine was created in part as a response to the disappearance of the traditional newspaper book review supplement, and, with it, the art of lively, intelligent long-form writing on recent publications in every genre, ranging from fiction to politics. The Los Angeles Review of Books seeks to revive and reinvent the book review for the internet age, and remains committed to covering and representing today’s diverse literary and cultural landscape.

LARB publishes new reviews, essays, and interviews online every day, as well as a print journal, The LARB Quarterly. We also publish a collection of independent sister magazines, the LARB Channels and Affiliates.

Our civic arts programs are designed to advance the next generation of editors and publishers. These include the LARB Publishing Workshop, an immersive, collaborative program designed for students and innovators interested in publishing. Internships at LARB are available for college credit year-round.

LARB offers events and public arts programs that connect writers and artists to readers both in Los Angeles and across the globe. The LARB Book Club, a part of our membership program, meets on a quarterly basis and includes live readings with selected authors; the LARB Luminary Evening series features writers in conversation with readers in homes around Los Angeles.

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The Los Angeles Review of Books is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, reader-supported organization that depends on public support and financing to exist. The Review depends on the generosity of its funders and readers to pay its staff and contributors, and to finance its ongoing work with schools, emerging writers, libraries, and more.


You can support our mission by becoming a LARB member or giving a one-time donation. All LARB memberships and one-time donations are fully tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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