Independent Magazine Distributor Closes its Doors After Sixty Years


Faye Kosmidis, the owner of Bernhard DeBoer, Inc., recently announced that the independent magazine distribution company was closing its doors after sixty years in business. DeBoer, which was based in Nutley, New Jersey, distributed many literary magazines, including the Boston Review, jubilat, and n+1.

In an e-mail to clients dated August 20, Kosmidis cited "the changing economic climate in our industry" and thanked magazine publishers and editors for their "support and loyalty over the years."

DeBoer's closing leaves just one independent magazine distributor on the East coast: The Brooklyn-based Ubiquity handles over two thousand titles, including literary magazines such as A Public Space, Black Clock, Tin House, and ZYZZYVA.