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Top Magazine Titles for Public Libraries

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I was asked to compile a list of magazines most frequently ordered by libraries when the library spends around $15,000 on their subscriptions (for one branch).  I removed local newspapers and local publications, but wanted to share this list as a resource for other libraries who may be interested in a core list of titles to pull from.

The list is displayed below.

Title
Alaska Magazine
America
American Artist
American Cheerleader
American Girl
American Patchwork & Quilting
American Spectator
Americas (English Edition)
Archaeology
Architectural Digest
Arizona Highways
Art in America
Artist’s Magazine, The
Astronomy Magazine
Atlantic, The
Atomic Ranch
ATV Rider Magazine
Audubon
Aviation Week & Space Technology
Babybug
Backpacker
Backwoods Home Magazine
Barrons (Mail)
Better Homes & Gardens
Bicycling
Big Backyard
Bird Talk
Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Boating
Bon Appetit
Booklist
Bookmarks Magazine
Bow & Arrow Hunting
Boys Life
Boys Quest
Brides (United States)
Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Calliope (Exploring World History)
Car & Driver
Cat Fancy
Chess Life
Christian Century
Christian Science Monitor
Christianity Today
Coastal Living
Cobblestone
Commentary
Commonweal
Computers in Libraries
Concrete Wave
Conde Nast Traveler
Consumer Reports (With Buying Guide)
Consumer Reports Money Adviser
Consumer Reports on Health
Cooking Light
Cooking with Paula Deen
Cooks Illustrated
Cosmopolitan
Country Living
Crafts n Things
Creating Keepsakes: Scrapbook Magazine
Cricket
Cycle World
Dance Magazine
Dirt Bike
Discover
Dog Fancy
Downbeat
Dwell Magazine
E: The Environmental Magazine
EARTH Magazine
Ebony
Economist with The World In
Education Digest
ENR (Engineering News Record)
Entertainment Weekly
Entrepreneur
Esquire
Essence Magazine
Everyday Food (Martha Stewart)
Faces: People Places & Cultures
Family Circle
Family Handyman
FamilyFun
Field & Stream
Film Comment
Fine Gardening
Fine Homebuilding
Fine Woodworking
Flying
Food Network Magazine
Forbes
Foreign Affairs
Fortune
Gamepro Magazine
Girls Life
Glamour
Golf Digest
Good Housekeeping
GQ Gentlemens Quarterly
Guideposts
Guns & Ammo
Harper’s Bazaar
Harpers Magazine
Harvard Business Review
Hawaii Magazine
Hemmings Motor News
Highlights for Children
Home Education Magazine
Horn Book Magazine
Horse & Rider
Horticulture Magazine
Hot Rod
House Beautiful
Humanist, The
In These Times
Inc
Interweave Knits
Investors Business Daily (Mail)
Islands
J-14: Just for Teens
JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association)
Johns Hopkins Medical Letter (Health After 50)
Kids Discover
Kiki Magazine
Kiplinger Letter
Kiplingers Personal Finance Magazine
Kirkus Review
Know: The Science Magazine for Curious Kids
Ladies Home Journal
Ladybug
Library Journal
Lifestyles & Career Choices
Linn’s Stamp News
Living Without
MacLeans (English Edition)
MacWorld
Mad Magazine
Magazine Antiques
Mailbox Magazine Preschool Edition
Make: Technology on Your Time
Martha Stewart Living
Mayo Clinic Health Letter
Mens Health Magazine
Model Airplane News
Money
Morningstar Mutual Funds
Mother Earth News
Mother Jones
Motor Trend
Ms Magazine
Muscle & Fitness
My Home My Style
NADA Marine Appraisal Guide
NADA Motorcycle Snowmobile ATV & Personal Watercraft Appraisal Guide
NADA Official Older Used Car Guide
NADA Official Used Car Guide
NADA Recreation Vehicle Appraisal Guide
Nation, The
National Geographic Kids
National Geographic Little Kids
National Geographic Magazine
National Geographic Traveler
National Review
National Wildlife
Natural History
Natural Home
New England Journal of Medicine
New Moon Girls
New Republic
New Yorker, The
Newsweek
Northwest Runner
Numismatist, The
O The Oprah Magazine
Odyssey (Adventures in Science)
Oregon Coast Magazine
Outdoor Life
Outside Magazine
Pacific Horticulture
Parenting
Parents Magazine
PC World
People en Espanol
People Weekly
Phi Delta Kappan
Physics Today
Poetry
Popular Mechanics
Popular Photography
Popular Science
Prevention
Progressive, The
Prosser Record-Bulletin
Psychology Today
Publishers Weekly
Puget Sound Business Journal
Ranger Rick
Readers Digest
Readers Digest Large Print Edition for Easier Reading
Real Simple
Redbook
Ride BMX
Road & Track
Rock & Ice
Rolling Stone
Runners World
RV Life Magazine
Sail
Sailing World
Saturday Evening Post
Savuer
Science
Science Illustrated
Science News
Scientific American Magazine
Self
Seventeen
Sew News
Shape
ShopSmart Consumer Reports
Skateboarder Magazine
Ski Magazine
Sky & Telescope
Snowboarder Magazine
Soaring Magazine
Spider
Spin Magazine
Sports Illustrated
Sports Illustrated For Kids
Successful Farming
Sunset Magazine
Taste of Home
Technology Review
Teen Vogue
Tennis (Sports & Leisure)
This Old House
Threads
Time Magazine
Trailer Life
Travel & Leisure
Treasures Magazine
Twist
USA Today Newspaper Mon-Fri
Utne Reader
Value Line Investment Survey
Value Line Investment Survey Small & Mid Cap Edition
Vanity Fair
Vegetarian Times
Vogue
Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
Wall Street Journal
Week, The
Wend Magazine
Western Horseman
Where to Retire
Whole Living Magazine
Wired
Womans Day
Working Mother
Writer, The
Writers Digest
Yachting
Yes Mag: The Science Magazine for Adventurous Minds
Yoga Journal
Your Teen Magazine
Zoobooks
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About the Author:

Bonnie is a guy who is crazy about magazines. He sold his first subscription to Field & Stream at age 12 and has been practically selling magazines ever since. Working in the magazine industry since college, Bonnie has worked in school library sales, public library sales, publisher relations, customer service – all surrounding the magazine world. Bonnie is one of the partners of Rivistas and handles the PR & Marketing side of things.

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