Paper Brigade: JBC's Annual Lit Mag

Jewish Book Council's annual literary magazine, Paper Brigade, is named in honor of the group of writers and intellectuals in the Vilna Ghetto who rescued thousands of Jewish books and documents from destruction by the Nazis. The 2017 issue provides a 200-page snapshot of the Jewish literary landscape in America and abroad.

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The 2017/5777 issue features . . .
  • An interview with Jonathan Safran Foer
  • An exploration of Israeli crime fiction
  • Etgar Keret and Ann Goldstein on translation
  • A history of Yiddish pulp fiction
  • Art Spiegelman and Maira Kalman on the first Jewish books they fell in love with
  • Beautiful photography and excerpts from forthcoming novels
  • . . . and more!

"A mix of literary criticism, author interviews, excerpts from upcoming books, poetry, photography, and more, the journal is a neat package of chicken soup for the literary Jewish soul."—The Forward

"Visually, the publication is luscious..."—Tablet Magazine

"The 2017 issue just came out, and it’s so incredible."—Kveller

Each edition of Paper Brigade is $25.00 including shipping within the continental US; an order outside the continental US is $36.00. Please click on the appropriate PayPal link below. To receive assistance with placing your order, please contact Becca Kantor (

To preorder a copy of the 2018 edition—due out in November 2017—for a discounted price (discounted price will be available through May 2017), please click here.

Read more about a special add-on package here.

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Paper Brigade continental US orders - $25

Paper Brigade orders outside the continental US - $36

Special Add-On Book Package Offer (Continental US Shipping) - $61

Looking for the perfect gift? Just looking to treat yourself?

With this package, you will receive a copy of the 2017/5777 Paper Brigade as well as a special three-pack of staff picks from 2016/2017.

The cost, including continental US shipping, for the special package of three books is $36.00 + the $25.00 lit mag cost, for a total price of $61.00. 

Please use the link below to order this combination package.* If this is an international order, and you would like the add-on package, please contact for assistance and pricing.

*If this is a gift, the lit mag and books will be sent together with a note. To order this as a gift, once you place your order, please contact to provide additional information about the gift recipient.

2018 Preorder - $20

The 2018 edition will be available in November 2017. The discounted preorder price of $20.00 will be available through May 2017. Starting in June 2017, the price will return to $25.00/issue.