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Magazines at RPL

The following magazines are owned and retained by Rockport Public Library. Click a link to visit the magazine's website.

Unless noted otherwise, magazines are located in the periodicals room.

Magazine Collection

Quick Index: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P R S T U V W Y Z

America (National Catholic Weekly)
Contains timely and thought provoking articles written by prestigious writers and theologians.

American Ancestors
American Ancestors features a wide range of article topics and styles, and is designed to appeal to family historians of all levels.

American Art Review
Covers museum accessions exhibitions contemporary and historical artists and their art.

American Girl
Created especially for girls age 8 and up, American Girl is an appealing, age-appropriate alternative to teen magazines. Features advice, crafts, contests, puzzles, games, giggles, and more. Located in the Junior Room.

American History
Provides lively, interesting narratives and clear insights into the significant people, events, and places of the American past.

Antiques, The Magazine
The American magazine for connoisseurs and collectors.

Architectural Digest
Magazine of interior design with columns including special features on art, antiques, and architecture from collectors, gallery owners, and art experts.

Architecture Boston
Covers practice issues and social concerns of architects and others in the building industry.

Art & Antiques
For collectors of the Fine and Decorative Arts.

Art in America
Presents a wide range of information, criticism, and analysis covering the entire field of the visual arts-contemporary American art, old & modern masters, sculpture, architecture, photography, oriental, and primitive arts, crafts, and the decorated arts.

Art New England
New England Art Guide.

Artist's Magazine
Source of instruction for working in oils, watercolor, acrylic, pastels and pen & ink. Complete with step by step techniques, inspiring full color photos, expert advice and more.

Devoted to all aspects of the fine arts.

Atlantic, The
Features ground-breaking articles on politics, social trends, education, literature and arts.

Begins a lifelong love of books for infants and toddlers 6 months to 2 years. For babies who love to be read to. And parents who love to read to them. Babybug is fun. It's filled with colorful pictures and simple rhymes and stories that babies and parents will delight in reading together over and over again.Located in the Junior Room.

Analyzes the impact of capital markets on the future of business and government. Discusses industrial developments and investment opportunities affecting the businessperson, money manager, investor, advocate, and consumer.

Features fitness, training, nutrition, touring, racing, equipment, clothing, bike maintenance and new-product review.

Bloomsberg Business Week
Provides analysis, insight and trends on all areas of business to help entrepreneurs and business leaders succeed.

Bon Appetit
Bon Appetit Magazine is one of America's most popular food and entertainment magazines. Each issue explores regional American cuisine, as well as culinary delights from around the world.

Boston Magazine
Typical features spotlight different Boston companies; views of the staff writers on subjects of personal interest; and brief descriptions of fashionable shops, eateries, and merchandise in the Boston area.

Car & Driver
Includes tests on almost every car, truck, van, SUV and also covers topics such as technology and business.

Provides up to date news and information for responsible cat owners.

Christian Science Monitor Weekly
Reports on global issues. Correspondents worldwide write on political, cultural, social, economic, religious trends and topics.

Coastal Living
For those who live or vacation on the coast.

Conde Nast Traveler
Offers experienced and discerning travelers articles on places to go and getting there architecture and local culture cuisine and art.

Consumer Reports
The editorial focus of this magazine is to provide information as a resource about different products to general consumers. It evaluates all products on an unchanging and thorough scale to provide a fair, unbiased, evaluation for individuals seeking to purchase.

Cooking Light
Shows how enjoyment of good food is compatible with the desire for fitness and health.

Cook's Illustrated
Discusses practical home cooking techniques food ingredients and kitchen equipment.

Creative Knitting
Scores of quick & easy knitting patterns you can take with you.

Packed with mummies, pyramids, new discoveries about ancient civilizations, and more. Dig gives kids ages 9-14 the latest scoop on archaeological digs in China, Nubia, and the USA, and explains how ancient ideas shape our world today. Located in the Junior Room.

A magazine devoted to science and technology targeted to adults.

Each issue features articles about canine health, nutrition, behavior and breeding.

Down East
The magazine of Maine.

Early American
Authoritative resource dealing with the early American past, its traditions, antiques, architecture, history and period style.

Eating Well
Provides readers with the inspiration and information they need to make healthy eating a way of life. Each issue is full of delicious, easy recipes that meet high standards of taste and nutrition.

Economist, The
Offers reporting, commentary, and analysis on world politics, finance, and business trends. Also covers science and technology, literature and the arts.

Elderhostel - now called Exploritas
Contains information on domestic and overseas educational programs for adults age 55 and older.

Covers people, ideas, and events that pertain to contemporary culture. Focuses on search for quality in matters relevant to lives of American men.

Family Fun
Family oriented publication directed to parents with children ages 3-12. Covers all the fun things you can do as a family: traveling, celebrations, arts & crafts, family computing & weekends. Located in the Junior Room.

Fine Gardening
Contains articles featuring hands-on knowledge aimed at experienced and novice gardeners, with an emphasis on landscape design.

The magazine devoted to your total well being with expert advice on fitness beauty relationships health diet & nutrition.

Practical financial advice and smart tips on managing your money in both bull and bear markets. Includes investment guide and mutual fund issues.

Foreign Affairs
Discusses international politics and economic thought.

Publishes articles and commentary on business and financial issues and trends; covers most areas of investing and personal finances.

Game Informer
Game Informer is your source for the latest in video game news, reviews, previews, podcasts, and gamer culture.

Girls' Life
Girls Life is an intelligent, non-condescending and age appropriate (ages 10-15) magazine that has won the prestigious Parents Choice Award. It is the magazine for girls. Located in the Junior Room.

A fashion/beauty monthly; how to use new fashion, look great, keep fit, give parties, travel stylishly, advance careers, enjoy life.

Golf Digest
Get news from the tournaments, analysis of the great golf courses, reports on equipment, golf vacations & clinics, a personalized instruction section 'breaking 100-90-80', pull out pocket tips, and learn how the rules can improve your game.

Good Housekeeping
Covers women's issues, with emphasis on home, family life, food, health, beauty, personalities, and social issues.

Publishes original fiction, essays, cultural and political commentary, selections of notable statistics, and brief reprints of unusual, controversial or illuminating writings to serve as readings in contemporary society.

Harvard Business Review
Current and archived articles are available for in-library use only. Ask at the Main Desk for username and password.

Historic New England
Within the pages of Historic New England, visit some of the region's best historic landscapes and homes, learn more about the objects and collections that tell the stories of New England past, and learn preservation tips from our staff experts.

Historical Journal of Massachusetts
Contains articles and reviews on state and local history.

Provides news, views, articles, and how-to on gardening and gardening techniques.

See celebrities at home and see how they express themselves in fashion, beauty and lifestyles.

Johns Hopkins Medical Letter
Covers all general health and wellness for the 50+ population.

Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Provides you with the tools and strategies you need to make smart decisions about your money.

London Review of Books
The liveliest, the most serious and also the most radical literary magazine. Dedicated to carrying on the tradition of the English essay.

Keeps you abreast of the continuing computer developments being made by the Mac. Macintosh users can rely on MacWorld's incisive product reviews, in-depth feature, articles, technical pointers, buying tips and labs-based performance. This magazine has been discontinued by the publisher.

Mad Magazine
America’s longest-running humor magazine, continues its never-ending quest to poke fun at everything pop culture — from movies and music to parents and politics! Featuring the adventures of Spy vs. Spy, the MAD Fold-In, Planet Tad and more!

Martha Stewart Living
Endless possibilities and pure inspiration for Entertaining, Decorating, Gardening, Cooking, Celebrating, and more.

Mayo Clinic Health Letter
Highlights the philanthropic support that helps ensure the continued excellence of Mayo's facilities and biomedical programs.

Men's Health
Tells men how to look good and how to live better and longer.

Mental Floss
Quick, fun and educational, Mental Floss blurs the lines between education and entertainment. It's packed full with tidbits, quirky facts and history.

Guide for individual investors, featuring in-depth coverage of stocks, funds, the markets and the economy as well as the best things money can buy.

More Magazine
Starts with the basics of a woman's magazine-health, beauty, relationships, and lifestyle-and focuses these subjects for women over 40, in a sophisticated and celebratory way.

Mother Jones
Mother Jones is a magazine of provocative and investigative articles not found in the mainstream media. It challenges conventional wisdom, exposes abuses of power, and offers fresh solutions for positive social change.

Kids who can't help wondering whether video games really kill their brain cells, or what a gentleman ladybug is called, will find the answers here, in articles written by award-winning authors and accompanied by high-quality illustration and photography. MUSE is perfect for any kid interested in science, history, and the arts. Grades 5-9. Located in the Junior Room.

N.A.D.A Official Used Car Guide
Develops products and services utilizing auction, wholesale and retail sales data to aid businesses and consumers in making sound used transportation valuation decisions.

Nation, The
Covers foreign affairs, local and national politics, education and law.

National Geographic
National Geographic, the flagship magazine of the National Geographic Society, chronicles exploration and adventure, as well as changes that impact life on earth. Editorial coverage includes people and places of the world, with an emphasis on human involvement in a changing universe.

National Geographic Kids
A colorful monthly magazine created especially for curious kids ages 6-14. Novelty and hands-on learning make a winning combination that has captivated nearly one million readers for more than 20 years. Features encourage its readers to protect the planet. Located in the Junior Room.

National Geographic Traveler
Find facts, photos, information and history, travel videos, flags, and maps of countries and cities of the world from National Geographic.

National Review
Discusses national and international issues from a conservative viewpoint: includes books, arts, and manners.

Provides research in all fields of science and technology. Also provides news and interpretation of topical and coming trends affecting science, scientists and the wider public.

New England Home
Covers New England design and architecture.

New Moon Girls
Ad-free magazine with a unique community for learning and creative self-expression of girls worldwide. High quality content created by and for grades 3-8 explores the world and develops empathy and confidence. Frequent Parents Choice Award & Golden-Lamp winner. Located in the Junior Room.

New Republic
Intelligent, stimulating and rigorous examination of American politics, foreign policy and culture.

New York Review of Books
Offers commentary and opinion on politics, literature, science and culture by eminent writers

New York Times Book Review
Discusses current literary trends in several features about books and authors paperback talk spring and fall review of new books and children's and Christmas issues.

New Yorker, The
Contains fiction, poetry, cartoons, longer essays, articles and profiles of artists, writers, politicians, and other notables, for readers interested in cultural issues.

North Shore Magazine
The ultimate upscale, regional lifestyle guide that covers the people, events and issues that define this increasingly sought-after section of New England.

O, the Oprah Magazine
Provides women with the tools they need to explore and reach for their dreams, to express their individual style and to make choices that will lead to a happier and more fulfilling life. Contents include health and fitness, relationships and self-discovery, beauty, fashion and home design. The magazine also follows Oprah's popular book recommendation series, and profiles of inspirational women from around the world.

Opera News
Contains interviews with prominent singers and conductors historical background articles performance reviews worldwide along with cast lists photographs and plot summaries for weekly metropolitan opera radio broadcasts.

Focuses on the interconnection between nature and human culture/includes environmental study and conservation of natural resources.

We offer useful tools, in-depth information, reality-tested advice, and quick tips. Even more important to us is our lively community of moms who share their experience, their support - and even their sense of humor. Located in the Junior Room.

PC Magazine
For PC users. Feature articles are comparative reviews of computer hardware and general business software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, CAD and communications.

Contains personal stories from the lives of celebrities. Also features stories from ordinary people with fascinating lives.

Devoted entirely to verse, from Auden to Ashbury, Pound to Pinsky, Stevens to Soto - voices both famous and new. Includes book reviews, news notes and books received.

Popular Mechanics
Examines new products, techniques, as well as scientific and technological developments. Covers the automobile, the home, shop, outdoors, and science and technology.

Popular Photography
Covers all aspects of amateur & professional photography, both art & technique/ Reviews cameras and accessories.

America's #1 choice for smart ways to live well.

Psychology Today
The only magazine devoted to exploring human behavior is better than ever. From anxiety to parenting, from our dreams to matters of the heart, this legendary and groundbreaking magazine covers it with style. Learning about yourself has never been this entertaining.

Ranger Rick
Ranger Rick is for children ages 7 and up. Each issue is packed full with amazing facts, stunning photos and outdoor adventures that help kids sharpen reading skills and develop a deeper appreciation for nature and the natural sciences. Located in the Junior Room.

Reader's Digest
Did you know that Reader's Digest is the world's most widely read monthly magazine? Every issue has something for everyone - a wealth of useful advice, entertainment and inspiration, including ways to cope with stress, the latest medical discoveries and how to manage your time and investments.

Real Simple
Provides articles and information for busy women interested in discovering a simpler, yet current way of life.

Offers a mix of just-for-her fashion and beauty coverage; get-stuff-done edit; features on marriage, relationships, and family; balancing home & career demands 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; and rich, affirming content to keep a woman connected to the part of herself that belongs to her and her alone

Rolling Stone
Articles, interviews and reviews covering all aspects of the pop-rock music industry. Includes features on politics, movies and fashion.

Runner's World
Read cover to cover by runners of all ages and abilities seeking advice and motivation to run for a lifetime.

Provides information for sailors at various levels; cruisers and racers, from novices to experts, actively involved in the development of their sailing skills.

Knowledge management tool that will help users keep up with, sort out, and piece together insights from the complex and vital discipline of biological signal transduction research.

Scientific American
Contains a variety of original articles on topics relating to the impact of science on life and society, including current research, trends and historical issues.

Sea History
Covers all aspects of maritime history and related subjects including art sea literature sail training and museum news.

Best new techniques to stay fit, strong, healthy, and happy.

Covers a wide variety of topics relevant to young women including fashion, beauty, entertainment, and social issues.

Contains articles on history, natural history and the arts.

Sports Illustrated
Every week sports illustrated gets you closer to the heart of sports with amazing action photography and in-depth coverage. Experience the insider track as SI takes you into the minds, hearts and souls of the players and coaches. With sports illustrated you get into it!

Sports Illustrated for Kids
Covers and highlights sports the way kids like it. Interviews with sports heroes. Hilarious comics. Awesome action photos and much, much more for the kid's mind and eye. Located in the Junior Room.

Teen Vogue
Presents articles and photographs on the latest in teen fashions and celebrities.

This Old House
Covers the renovation and maintenance of old houses.

Covers the design, materials and techniques of fashion sewing, embellishment and other needle arts.

Reviews the news of the week and provides in-depth analysis.

TLS, the Times Literary Supplement
Literary culture and book reviews. Detailed reviews from the world's finest book critics.

Town & Country
Provides a lifestyle guide for affluent readers, featuring articles and editorials on fashion, beauty, travel, design and architecture, and personal accomplishments.

Transworld Skateboarding
Contains interviews with leading skaters, contests, features about the local skating scene, worldwide travel stories, and trick tips.

Travel and Leisure
Travel & leisure magazine covers upscale travel ideas, destinations and equipment, and features exquisite color photography and top quality writing.

Tropical Fish Hobbyist
Covers both freshwater and marine life for both beginners and long time hobbyists.

US News & World Report
Each monthly issue of U.S.News & World Report will alternate among the subjects that matter most to you: health and wellness, money and business, education and careers, and politics, public policy, and opinion.

Value Line
Comprehensive reference source, including investment advice, on the 1,700 most widely traded stocks. Located at the main desk. Non-circulating.

Vanity Fair
Provides information on world affairs, business, entertainment, society, design and style.

This magazine has the latest trends, fashion, styles, beauty, art, and entertainment.

Weekly Standard
Provides a forum for conservative perspectives on political issues.

Weight Watchers
For women who want to change their lives for the better. Provides 'how-to' tips on smart eating, beauty, fashion, fitness, health and nutrition..

Writer's Digest
Contains features and columns offer specific advice on writing and selling fiction and nonfiction books, stories, plays, magazine and newspaper articles, scripts and more. Provides information that helps writers succeed as they pursue their passion, through hands-on techniques from top authors, insider tips on working with agents and editors, listings of hot markets for their work, and news about the writing world. Advice from industry experts and inspiring stories from successful writers living the dream round out the package.

Explores the people, history, culture, and way of life of New England.

Yoga Journal
Yoga Journal is your guide to better health, nutrition, personal growth, fitness and inner peace.

Young Rider
For children who are learning to ride horses western and English styles/covers the care training and grooming of horses/includes tips for showing competing and general riding skills. Located in the Junior Room.

Simply written and beautifully illustrated. Each monthly issue captures one of 60 different animals through magnificent photography, illustrations and descriptions and includes interactive activity pages. Educators agree that Zoobooks word and picture format is a great way to sharpen a child's reading skills or encourage a beginning reader. An award winning magazine for kids ages 6 to 12. Located in the Junior Room.