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The AAG Review of Books DatabaseSince launching in 2013, The AAG Review of Books has published more than 250 book reviews, marking a new milestone for the journal. To celebrate this landmark, and to enable easier exploration of the vast collection of reviews, the AAG has launched a new searchable database.

Readers can now search the full list of all books reviewed in the journal by title, author, reviewer, theme and other categories. They can then follow a link direct to the review. More reviews will be added to the database as each new issue of the journal is published.

The Editor-in-Chief of the The AAG Review of Books, Kent Mathewson, says, “This master file of all reviews published in the journal will be an important resource for students and faculty alike to consult. As the publication—the only one of its kind published by a major scholarly organization—continues to expand its readership outside of the geography community. This resource will also help expand awareness of what geographers do and what they publish.”

Visit to explore this exciting collection of scholarly reviews on recent books in geography and related fields.

Prior to the launch of this dedicated journal, book reviews were published in the AAG’s flagship journals, Annals of the AAG and The Professional Geographer. The AAG Review of Books brought these together in one place, offering scope for more reviews and discussions.

The journal contains scholarly reviews of current books related to geography, public policy and international affairs. It also features review essays reflecting on several books on a particular theme, and book review fora with multiple contributors discussing a title.


AAG members receive online access to all past and current issues of The AAG Review of Books – go to the Members Only page and log in using your AAG member ID and password, then choose Publications on the top menu and navigate to the AAG Journals page. All content older than a year is completely free access for all.

If you would like to receive alerts as new issues become available, sign up at Taylor and Francis Online. If you are not an AAG member and would like to be, join here. Please direct any inquiries regarding The AAG Review of Books to  aagreview [at] aag [dot] org.