Sign up to Emily Books and receive a carefully chosen ebook every 30 days, while Stack Magazines regularly posts you an unusual publication to keep your print reading diverseStack Magazines is a brilliant service if you want to read something new every month. Since 2008 their subscription service has offered a monthly mystery hand-picked magazine: just sign up and wait to see what pops through the door.All are independent publications, and most you won’t find in your local newsagent: from enthusiast foodie zines such as The Gourmand and Fire & Knives to film journals, music reviews and left-field fashion spreads.Stack is a welcome intrusion in the internet age when, despite everything being available through a direct link, stumbling on new reading material is, strangely, harder than ever. As independent book shops decline at an ever faster rate, so does the idea of a hand-selected reading list, replaced instead by heavily promoted blockbusters and insensitive recommendation engines.That’s also why Emily Gould and Ruth Curry set up Emily Books, an independent ebook shop. They wanted to use the ease of internet distribution to create an old-fashioned community book shop: it won’t be for everyone, but if you like – in their words …read more

Via: The Guardian | Books