This is a very special issue. As our editor discusses in her letter from the editor, this edition is a handbook for coming out of the closet. We are reaching out to a brand-new audience of atheists while still providing a huge amount of great columns and fun info for our long-time and regular readers.

...and even better, it features a 1-on-1 interview with Richard Dawkins—and includes a picture his wife took of him making the Dave Silverman "WTF?" meme face as an inset on the cover!

What else makes this edition so special? American Atheist Magazine is normally available in select Barnes & Noble and Book World stores, or by subscription from our website.

For this issue, American Atheists has worked out a special deal with Barnes & Noble corporate: For 1st Quarter 2014, our magazine is available in EVERY SINGLE Barnes & Noble store nationwide. Further, we have arranged for our magazine to be displayed in the FRONT ROW of the magazine rack in EVERY STORE beginning today.

So here's the favor mentioned above:

We want you to visit your local Barnes & Noble. If you're not a subscriber, buy a copy & check it out! We would like for you to take a photo of our magazine on the shelf so we can make sure our magazine is being displayed in the front row as our arrangement guarantees.

You can post your pictures as a comment at the link below, or on our Facebook Wall as a separate post, or you can email them to If you see that our magazine is NOT being displayed in the front row, PLEASE LET THE STORE MANAGEMENT AND US KNOW!