Online Sources to Find (New) Jewish Books and Reviews

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Top 5

  • Amazon
    Largest online bookstore, with lots of reviews by readers. Quality of reviews varies, but good place to find out about new books. This link will take you to books published in the last 90 days that have an average of four or more stars (out of five):
  • Association of Jewish Libraries (AJL) Reviews
    Bi-monthly publication with reviews written by librarians. Latest issue is available only for members, but older issues are free.
  • Jewish Book Council
    Thousands of searchable reviews, active social media presence (Facebook Twitter, Pinterest), weekly newsletter
  • Jewish Review of Books
    “A quarterly print publication with an active online presence for serious readers with Jewish interests. In our pages, leading writers and scholars discuss the newest books and ideas about religion, literature…”
    Latest issue is available only for subscribers, but older issues are free.
  • Tablet Magazine’s Books section
    “A daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas, and culture.”

Social Sites


If you have access to online catalogs of academic journals you can find quality review in these journals. Table of contents (and often first page of reviews) are free to the public at Project Muse ( ) and/or JSTOR ( )

Newspaper columns

Personal/Author blogs