The Serving Library publishes an eclectic cultural journal of mostly new writing in distinct online and print formats. These discrete texts, or “bulletins,” are released simultaneously on this website, where they can be downloaded for free as PDFs, and in print once a year.
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, Translation, Codice Ovvio, and Objects. The current issue, Meander, is produced together with an exhibition at the Clark Art Institute.
The Serving Library Annual is published by Roma Publications and distributed by Idea Books. It is preceded by Bulletins of The Serving Library (2011–17), and Dot Dot Dot (2000–10). Subscriptions are available, and a more or less complete publishing history is here.