Advertise in a nationally-respected book periodical

Successful since its launch 20 years ago and well known for its high literary standards, the Montreal Review of Books is the only journal reviewing English-language books from Quebec. The mRb has grown to be a valuable resource for booksellers, teachers, librarians, cultural associations, students and other book buyers.


Print circulation: 45,000 per issue
135,000 copies per year, over three issues

Digital circulation
400+ subscribed to receive digital copy by email

Print distribution

• 24,000 in the Saturday Globe and Mail to select home subscribers and newsstands across Quebec and in Ottawa
• 15,000 in community papers including The Suburban and Cult MTL
• 4,000 to bookstores, cafés, and libraries in and around Montreal
• 2,000 to bookstores, individual subscribers, libraries, and locations across Canada.

Who should advertise?
Book publishers and booksellers, of course! And others, too – the mRb attracts readers with broad and diverse interests, so ads for book fairs, workshops, festivals, language and arts services, writing retreats, visual and performance arts, educational opportunities, and other cultural initiatives draw notice from our readers. Advertise in the mRb three times a year and receive our special 3-issue discount – extend your marketing dollar with the mRb and reach lovers of English-language books in Quebec and beyond.

Why Montreal?
Montreal is a sophisticated literary metropolis with a thriving book culture. Boasting a variety of book fairs, popular literary salons, and international literary festivals such as Blue Metropolis, Montreal is cherished by booklovers, most of whom read in both official languages and follow provincial, national, and international literary stars and trends.

Who Does Your Ad Reach?
Readers, booksellers, librarians, and literature enthusiasts across Canada! The mRb is read by Anglophones and Francophones alike.

Please see our media kit for rates and deadlines.

Advertising managers:

Michael Wile (national)

Anna Leventhal (Quebec-based)