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On April 30, 2024, book lovers and education enthusiasts mourned the end of an era as Reader’s Digest UK closed its print edition after 86 years of publication. The closure coincided with International Book Day, marking a somber occasion for readers worldwide. Editor-in-chief Eva Mackevic shared the sad news on LinkedIn, citing insurmountable financial pressures in the magazine publishing industry as the reason for the decision. The May 2024 issue marked the final chapter in the magazine’s long and illustrious history, leaving behind a legacy of cherished stories and insightful articles. Despite the sadness of the occasion, the magazine’s impact on readers’ lives and the memorable images it shared will forever remain a testament to its enduring influence in the world of literature and publishing.