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The American Scholar, a national quarterly magazine of literature, history, science, public affairs and culture, has been published for the general reader by the Phi Beta Kappa Society since 1932. In recent years it has won four prestigious National Magazine Awards, and many of its essays have been selected for the Best American anthologies.

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To subscribe to The American Scholar online click here. To place credit card orders by phone, call toll-free 1-800-821-4567, weekdays between 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time. You may also subscribe by sending a check (made out to The American Scholar) to:

The American Scholar
P.O. Box 8511
Big Sandy, TX 75755

Subscription Rates

  • One Year (four issues) — $24
    (Save an additional dollar off each additional subscription at $23)
  • Two Years (eight issues) — $48
  • Three Years (twelve issues) — $69 

Special Rates

New ΦBK Members

  • One Year (four issues) —   $22
  • Two Years (eight issues) —   $42 
  • Three Years (twelve issues) —  $60

Libraries and Agencies

  • One Year (four issues) —   $24
  • Two Years (eight issues) —   $46.40
  • Three Years (twelve issues) —  $67.20

Additional Postage and Handling Charges

  • Canada —  $12
  • Other Foreign —  $15

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