One of the features of the CRIMSON is the bi-monthly edition of the Bookshelf, a magazine devoted to reviews of the latest in the literary world. The critics, both undergraduates and professors, make no attempt to survey the complete field of modern writing but restrict themselves to those books which a conservative judgement leads to believe them to be of more than ephemeral value.

From time to time there are short reviews printed in a feature column of the CRIMSON editorial, page under the title of Bookends. For the average student whose limited time precludes a widespread reading of modern poetry and prose these reviews are of great value in the selection of worthwhile literature.