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Bookforum is now available for the iPad.

Published five times a year, Bookforum covers hundreds of titles each season and features contributors such as Geoff Dyer, Rachel Kushner, J. Hoberman, William T. Vollmann, Laura Kipnis, Ruth Franklin, Vivian Gornick, Wayne Koestenbaum, and many more.

From current events to classic literature, from political philosophy to contemporary art, each issue of Bookforum offers compelling commentary on a wide range of topics.

“Bookforum is a force for good in the literary universe, brilliantly bringing the primary virtues (intelligence, rigor, passion, depth) to bear on contemporary culture. I am always grateful for its reviving presence.” —George Saunders

Bookforum’s iPad app includes all the editorial content in the print issue.

Single issue: $5.99
One-year subscription (5 issues): $17.99

What’s New

Version 1.0.6

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

iOS 9 bug fixes to prevent app crashing.

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
1 Rating

1 Rating

Nemo.am ,

Practical with some flaws

I was impressed finding this app for ipad and started to read the latest issue. The problem is that I can’t access my library after digging into an issue


Bookforum A+

V happy to have discovered Bookforum has an iPad reader. This app is exactly what I hoped for, the clean design of the magazine and more. This version includes excerpts from books under review. Highly recommend !

jasonda ,

Great magazine, abysmal app

Don't buy this, unless you think that having to delete, reinstall, then redownload specific issues constitutes a stable app platform. Honestly, this is not worth the effort. I need to go through this process every time I walk away for this app for more than hour. It makes the experience of reading this on an iPad one of deep frustration.


Artforum International Magazine, Inc
31 MB

Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.



Age Rating
Unrestricted Web Access
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
In-App Purchases
  1. Bookforum Dec Jan 2015 $5.99
  2. Bookforum Feb Mar 2015 $5.99
  3. Bookforum June July Aug 2018 $5.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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