The Subway Book Review


The Subway Book Review, which launched last December, is a blog in which Uli Beutter Cohen takes pictures of people reading books on the NYC subway and asks them for a short review of the book, which she publishes on Tumblr with their picture. What a fun way to share titles! In this interview she talks about her blog and her process for finding reviewers. Most of the reviewers are in their 20s and she said this is because some of the older people she approaches are less interested in having their photos taken and posted online.

I don’t see any debuts reviewed on the site yet, but she captures an array of titles and authors. And I actually recognized one of the reviewers. Watch out NYC readers, don’t be alarmed if someone asks you to talk about the book you are reading next time you are on the train.






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3 responses to “The Subway Book Review

  1. Dock Oscar

    I often find myself looking at what people are reading. It’s surprising how many people read on the subway…if they are not playing Candy Crush.

  2. Good point @Dock. I was drawn to this blog, as I too note how many people read on the subway and think it is a nice way to call attention to that and to also explore a diverse group of books.

  3. louise crawford

    Since I am basically nosey, this is a great addition to time spent on public transport – checking out readers and their books. Thanks for the tip.

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