Resources for Academics, Librarians, and Readers


NYRB books are creatively used in courses across disciplines, and many include introductions and translations by leading academics and recognized luminaries in their fields. Time and again they offer a rich contribution to classroom conversation.

For a list of our authors, introducers, and translators, click here.

Examination and Desk Copy Requests
Examination copies are available to college professors or instructors seeking titles to review for adoption consideration. Examination copies are limited to ten per teacher per school year and can only be mailed to valid U.S. addresses.

We are also able to provide complimentary desk copies of any adopted required text for instructors at accredited colleges and universities. One desk copy is available for every twenty copies ordered. Please visit our distributor’s web site to order examination and desk copies.

Please click here for a list of academic conferences and meetings at which NYRB will have a booth in the exhibit hall, or will have books displayed through our distributor, Random House, Inc.

Course Pack and Permissions Information
All material published by NYRB Classics and The New York Review Children’s Collection is protected under copyright law and requires written permission from the rights holder for any form of reproduction.

If you wish to photocopy material for academic use, please direct your request to:

Permissions Department
New York Review Books
435 Hudson Street, Suite 300
New York, NY 10014

Fax: 212 333-5374


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NYRB Classics are “…wonderful titles (both fiction and non-fiction) brought back to life by a publishing company whose mission, according to editor Edwin Frank, is to ‘rescue some of the many truly remarkable works of literature that have had the misfortune of falling out of print.’ As indeed they do. It’s almost as though NYRB read my mind and published some of the books I’ve most loved over a lifetime of reading: J.G. Farrell’s terrific novels (The Siege of Krishnapur, The Singapore Grip, and The Troubles) about British imperialism; May Sinclair’s quietly powerful Mary Olivier: A Life, set in Victorian England; J.F. Powers’ superbly comic Morte D’Urban; Hons and Rebels, Jessica Mitford’s memoir of her childhood; Rose Macaulay’s The Towers of Trebizond; and too many others to list here.” –Nancy Pearl, action figure, librarian extraordinaire, and author of Book Lust

NYRB Classics and The New York Review Children’s Collection presents our books each year in the exhibit hall of the American Library Association’s Annual Conference. Our books are also displayed at other library conferences throughout the year through our distributor, Random House, Inc.

Book Groups
Visit this page for a list of our printable Reading Group Guides.

Making It Classic with NYRB
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Oh, Dewey Love Recommendations!
Are you a librarian who would like to see a favorite book that has fallen out of print back in circulation and on your shelves? Please send us your suggestions here.