Against the Grain (ISSN: 1043-2094) is your key to the latest news about libraries, publishers, book jobbers, and subscription agents. Our goal is to link publishers, vendors, and librarians by reporting on the issues, literature, and people that impact the world of books and journals.  

There are two distinct components of Against the Grain: the print journal that is published six times a year, in February, April, June, September, and November and December/January, and the ATG NewsChannel website that is updated daily with the latest news, announcements, and online-only content. Although the majority of the online content is open access, our website also allows subscribers to have full-text access to the print issues with a username and password log in. The print and online subscriptions are bundled: an online user account accompanies your print subscription.

Subscribe in a reader

For information on how to subscribe to Against the Grain, click here.

Editorial Board


  • Katina Strauch (College of Charleston)

Editor: ATG News Channel

  • Tom Gilson (Against the Grain and the Charleston Conference)
  • Leah Hinds (Against the Grain and the Charleston Conference)

Associate Editors:

  • Rosann Bazirjian (UNC-Greensboro)
  • Cris Ferguson (Murray State University)
  • Tom Gilson (Against the Grain and the Charleston Conference)
  • Joyce Ogburn (Appalachian State University)
  • John Riley (Consultant)

Research Editors:

  • Judy Luther (Informed Strategies)
  • Leah Hinds (Against the Grain and the Charleston Conference)

Assistants to the Editor:

  • Ileana Strauch Jacks, MD
  • Toni Nix (Just Right Group, LLC)

Contributing Editors:

  • Rick Anderson (University of Utah)
  • Sever Bordeianu (U. of New Mexico)
  • Bryan Carson (Western Kentucky University)
  • Eleanor Cook (East Carolina University)
  • Anthony Ferguson (Consultant)
  • Ruth Fischer (Sustainable Collection Services)
  • Julie Gammon (University of Akron)
  • Laura Gasaway (UNC-Chapel Hill)
  • Julia Gelfand (University of California, Irvine)
  • Miriam Gilbert (Consultant)
  • Regina Gong (Lansing Community College Library)
  • Chuck Hamaker (UNC, Charlotte)
  • William M. Hannay (Schiff, Hardin & Waite)
  • Mark Herring (Winthrop University)
  • Tom Leonhardt (Consultant)
  • Rick Lugg (Sustainable Collection Services)
  • Jack Montgomery (Western Kentucky University)
  • Bob Nardini (Coutts)
  • Matt Nauman (YBP)
  • Peter Shepherd (Project Counter)
  • Sandy Thatcher (Consultant)
  • Greg Tananbaum (Consultant)
  • Deborah Vaughn (College of Charleston)


  • Rebecca Saunders (Charleston, SC)
Pin It

One thought on “About

  1. Pingback: New Video: Elsevier’s Alice Wise Interviewed at Charleston Conference | LJ INFOdocket

Leave a Reply