Congratulations are certainly in order for our Journals Division as they celebrate having Boom: A Journal of California named one of the Best Magazines of 2011 by none other than Library Journal.

To quote directly from the article announcing the win: “One in eight Americans lives in California, a state with an economy larger than Canada’s. Boom presents an engaging and visually attractive forum for scholars and artists to describe some of California’s remarkable stories. It brings history and social sciences to life with readable scholarship that will not only please scholars and entertain general readers but also interest patrons well beyond California’s borders.”

We’ve made it pretty easy for you to see what so impressed Library Journal through Boom’s companion site, BoomCalifornia. There you can find blog entries from Boom‘s contributors, a calendar of community events throughout California, photo galleries curated by the journal, and more. It’s also a great place to learn more about new and forthcoming California titles published by our books division.

Congratulations again to the entire Boom team!