The London Review of Books is the largest cultural literary magazine in Europe and has an unparalleled international reputation for long form literary journalism.

Published every two weeks, each issue contains unique contributions by the world’s leading thinkers, scholars and writers on a range of subjects such as history, politics, philosophy, art, poetry, biography, opinion pieces, film and more.

The LRB doesn’t just review books - it uses recently published books as a catalyst to interrogate and analyse world culture; the end point is a collection of independent, originally-crafted essays.

The London Review of Books app is free to download and comes with a free preview issue. After that, auto-renewing subscriptions are £74.99/US $109.99 annually. To read issues from before your subscription began, you must pay for them individually at £3.99/US $5.99 per issue. Subscription and issue payment is charged to your iTunes Account at the confirmation of purchase.

When you become a subscriber, you can download any issue published while your subscription is active. If your subscription lapses, you will still be able to read the issues published while you were an active subscriber. Tap the “Restore” button to make previously purchased issues available on your iPhone, iPod, or iPad. You can update or opt out of renewal for your subscription in your iTunes Store account settings.

What's New

Version 3.0

We are pleased to release a brand new, redesigned version of the LRB app. The new app should make it easier to read the LRB wherever you are. Changes include:
- Redesigned and clearer interface
- Improved navigation
- More reliable log-in authentication
- Faster downloading
- Scrapbook feature for saving articles
- Auto-archiving of unread issues
- Other minor fixes and improvements
We hope this new version will improve the stability and usability of the app for everyone. If you have any problems please use the links in the app to contact us with any feedback.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5

82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Easy and up to date


One it sees you are a subscriber easily download any issues on read online, especially ones you might have missed first time around.

So clean.


Wish it did a better job remembering where I'm reading, but adore the UI that just does everything to get out of the way.

An intellectual feast

Larry Apple

I've been reading LRB for years. I never miss an issue and often read the whole issue.


14.3 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright © LRB (London) Ltd. 2014.
In-App Purchases
  1. London Review of Books $94.99
  2. Volume 40 Number 2 $4.99
  3. Volume 40 Number 1 $4.99


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