Our reviews are designed to meet the needs of people who want thorough information about newly published academic books in the humanities, especially in the fields of religious and culture studies, philosophy, history and the social sciences.
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Wordtrade is an independent review agency, serving the public, scholars, librarians, and booksellers. Wordtrade is a national review newsletter about recently published books, audiobooks, interactive media, and online text services.
Paul Nagy, Managing Editor
Based in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Wordtrade is a national review of recently published books, audiobooks, interactive media, and online text services.
The Monthly Wordtrade.com Newsletter provides a summary of titles featured in emails and at news groups. Not all books reviewed are featured in the newsletter.
Wordtrade began as a print newsletter for bookstores and libraries in 1993. As information has become increasingly electronic, Wordtrade ceased print subscription services and has become an open source for new information and original contents about recent books, specializing in religion, science and philosophy titles but also covering select titles of general interest.
Paul Nagy is Managing Editor. He brings well over 50 years of
experience as an essayist and reviewer and over 30 years’ experience as a
bookseller and marketer of new books. Paul has an M.Div. degree, and a
spiritual friendship practice that enkindles a keen interest in religious
studies and philosophy. Email
Gilbert Hershey is production editor. He has worked in marketing for nearly 45 years.
Gil has a general appetite for all things in print and is a constant reader. He loves a good mystery and enjoys the continuous whirl of literary discovery this job involves. Email
Janet Lentz attempts to keep the
front office going and the books straight. Email
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