The APRL has one of the world's largest and most accessible collections of philatelic literature. Its nearly three miles of shelving contain more than 23,000 book titles and 5,700 journal titles.
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A collection books and journals about stamps and postal history, the history of philately and related subjects like transportation and geography. Learn more...
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The APRL publishes a quarterly journal, the Philatelic Literature Review. View the current table of contents and on-line articles. This periodical contains indexes and bibliographies, reviews of current philatelic literature, publications in progress, news from the APRL, and “The Clearinghouse,” a forum for subscribers to list literature they want to buy or sell. The basic U.S. subscription is just $18 per year. Other membership levels are available; amounts exceeding the basic subscription fee help to defray the Library's operating costs and are tax deductible. Subscribe today!
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