125 Years of Book Review Covers

What did the Book Review look like in 1896, in 1916, in 1962? Scroll down to see what it looked like — and how it changed — through the decades.


By Tina Jordan

October 10, 1896

October 12, 1907

October 8, 1916

August 8, 1920

July 9, 1933

May 6, 1945

February 19, 1956

September 23, 1962

April 19, 1970

February 9, 1986

April 22, 1993

June 13, 2004

February 8, 2015

June 27, 2021

Tina Jordan is the deputy editor of the Book Review and the editor, with Noor Qasim, of “The New York Times Book Review: 125 Years of Literary History,” which will be published on Nov. 2.

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