The New York Review of Books

The New York Review of Books


  • Category: Magazines & Newspapers
  • Release Date: 2017-06-25
  • Current Version: 1.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 49.17 MB
  • Developer: NYREV, INC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 2.5
From 52 Ratings


For over 50 years, The New York Review of Books has been the place where the world's leading authors, scientists, educators, artists, and political leaders turn when they wish to engage in a spirited debate on literature, politics, art, and ideas with a small but influential audience that welcomes the challenge. Each issue addresses some of the most passionate political and cultural controversies of the day, and reviews the most engrossing new books and the ideas that illuminate them. Pricing for subscriptions available: - Single issue/1 month = ($4.99) - 1 months subscription = ($6.99), automatically renewed until cancelled - 1 year subscription = ($65.99), automatically renewed until cancelled The subscription will include the current issue if you do not already own it and subsequently published future issues. Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase. This Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period, your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal. The cost of the renewal will match the initial subscription price. Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable. You may turn off auto-renewing subscriptions by going to your user’s Account Settings after purchase. No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during your active subscription period. You can view our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use here:



  • I like the newspaper feel of the display

    By aileverte
    I really love being able to view articles the way they are printed on the page, especially as I travel a lot I now rely on the digital subscription. Issues I sometimes encounter: * need to delete and reload an issue because upon opening it’s blank * sometimes difficult to launch the “web” view Features I wish the app had: * a scrapbook - to save articles I wish to return to, for easy access * ability to copy text from the “print” view or look up unfamiliar terms in dictionary without having to retype them
  • Features don’t work

    By AshDhru
    The feature to read articles on a phone doesn’t work AT ALL!! I have to zoom into portions of the article in order to read it! Can you fix this?? NYRB is an expensive subscription; the least you can do is to make your app work properly so we can read what we’re paying for!!
  • Unable to access

    By nickname_1010
    Called to try and connect my account and was told I would have to pay an additional $72 in order to use this app, which I have no assurances even works. Already pay a fair bit for the print subscription I’m curious who did the math on charging so much for digital access.
  • Terrible

    By dk521686
    Log in issues horrible digital display no type size options or not easily found. Cancelling my digital subscription. 19th century app.
  • Can’t access my subscription !!!

    By Exasperatd
    Very irritated.
  • Latest version makes this app much more difficult to use

    By Nizhni
    Although the previous version made actually accessing my subscription difficult, once this was achieved I found the resulting layout relatively easy to use. It also included on the right side material that was not in the print edition. If this is still there, it has certainly become more difficult to locate, actually impossible as far as I can tell. Accessing articles has also become more difficult even though I have figured out how to do so. Overall, it appears as though the app designer’s goal was to cut back on readership, though I’m sure that wasn’t the intention. Personally, I saw no major problems with the prior design and I would return to it now, if that was possible.
  • frustrating app

    By djr brosi
    I was able to login to my account with a browser, but same credentials did not work on the app. Tech support nicely and promptly fixed this, so now I can login to both. I then discovered that my access to the archive is different (restricted) on the app. It appears to me the app is looking at different (incorrect) subscription data than what is referenced in a browser login. Tech support's initial reply in both encounters includes a stock request for a screenshot to verify subscription. How about looking it up instead of bothering the customer? There is room for improvement.
  • Can’t use my own subscription

    By eeffeeff
    I bought a digital subscription, which I cannot use most of the time with the app. It tells me I have to pay 5.99 for the issue. I have previously called “support” and no one is able to help with anything.
  • Grateful there's finally an app, but needs work

    By C_phl
    I'd really give a 3.5, as the app has some twitchy navigation and a serious problem keeping articles ordered when in text mode - swiping to "next article" does not take you to the next article in the actual magazine or PDF view. So I end up navigating in PDF mode and constantly switching back and forth between PDF and text when I should be able to just swipe right to the next article. Also sometimes only half of the ToC is available when you click the button in the top right. It definitely needs more work.
  • Just terrible

    By Hhhhbjjgf
    I paid about $70 for a digital subscription. Using this app I must pay a further $5.99 to download an issue. Technical help from NYRB in nonexistent. I imagine their HelpDesk is overwhelmed with complaints.