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About MAA Reviews

MAA Reviews is your one-stop-shop for information on mathematics books: what has been published, what is good, what the MAA recommends for library acquisition. Every week we post eight new reviews of books related to mathematics, so we now have several thousand reviews on the site. In addition, we list thousands of other books. You will find on this site a large database of mathematics books. For all books we receive we present the publication information, an image of the cover, and (whenever possible) the table of contents. We include reviews for as many books as possible.

What’s new? We feature eight new reviews about once a week. One convenient way to find out about new reviews is our RSS feed


The Editorial Board

Brian Borchers is the editor of MAA Reviews. He can be reached at [email protected].   The editorial board includes associate editors who are handling reviews within their respective areas.  

Tricia Brown, Georgia Southern University ([email protected]) Combinatorics, Graph Theory, Discrete Mathematics, Game Theory, Math for the General Public, Recreational Math, Fiction, and Generally Hard to Classify.

Deborah Gochenaur, Shippensburg University ([email protected]) Mathematics Education, Proofs, Transition to Advanced Math, Problem Books, Capstone Courses, Undergraduate Research.

Fernando Gouvea, Colby College ([email protected])  History of Mathematics, History of Science, Biography, Memoir, Collected Papers.

Michele Intermont, Kalamazoo College ([email protected])  Geometry and Topology.

Benjamin Linowitz, Oberlin College ([email protected])  Algebra, Number Theory, and Algebraic Geometry.

John Ross, Southwestern University ([email protected]) Analysis.

Bill Satzer, retired from 3M ([email protected])  Differential Equations, Calculus of Variations, Dynamical Systems, Ergodic Theory, Control Theory, Numerical Analysis.

For all other areas, contact Brian Borchers ([email protected]). 

We are in need of associate editors to cover probability, statistics, and mathematical physics.  Contact Brian Borchers ([email protected]) if you are interested in becoming an associate editor.   

Review COPies

Publishers should send review copies to 

MAA Reviews Editor
Mathematical Association of America
1529 18th St NW
Washington, DC 20036-1358



To find older (and newer) reviews and pages for non-reviewed books, you can either use the Browse function or use the search box that appears at the top right of every page. You can limit the search to MAA Reviews by adding type:book to your search. The search engine allows multiple search terms and strings in quotes.



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Basic Library List (BLL)

The site also hosts the MAA’s recommendations for library acquisition. Whenever you open the page for a book that has been recommended for libraries to purchase by the MAA Reviews and Basic Library List editorial board, you will see a note telling you that and indicating the strength of their recommendation, from BLL to BLL***.