The Serving Library produces an eclectic cultural journal of primarily newly commissioned writing annually in distinct online and print formats. These discrete texts (“bulletins”), are released first as downloadable PDFs from this website, and later collected in a printed volume. Each year’s bulletins are conceived as a bundle of reading material organized around a theme for the ongoing self-education of an international audience of designers, artists, writers, and researchers. Previous themes include time, pedagogy, typography, psychedelia, Germany, fashion, numbers, medium, sports, redux, color, and perspective.
The Serving Library Annual is now published by Roma Publications and distributed by Idea Books. The Serving Library Annual is preceded by Bulletins of The Serving Library (2011–2017) and Dot Dot Dot (2000–2010).