Each new batch is assembled around a loose theme for an international audience of designers, artists, writers, and researchers. Previous themes include Time, Pedagogy, Typography, Psychedelia, Germany, Fashion, Numbers, Mediums, Sports, Redux, Color, Perspective, Public Fiction, and Translation. The next one, due out in September 2019, comprises the first English translation of the late Italian polymath Bruno Munari’s 1971 book Codice Ovvio [Obvious Code], along with copious margin notes from fans and commentators both dead and alive.
The Serving Library Annual is now published by Roma Publications and distributed by Idea Books. All available back issues of the journal and its predecessors are available at Motto Books and the Institute of Contemporary Arts. It is also available for purchase in print from this website, either as single issues or on a subscription basis.