Not technically a bookshelf I know, but this is the first in an occasional series highlighting literary magazines that would suit any shelf. So it seems suitable to start with the oldest of the lot, The London Magazine. It was established in 1732 and has naturally undergone a variety of relaunches - what hasn't changed is the standard of writing - contributors have included Wordsworth, Shelley, Keats, Evelyn Waugh, TS Eliot and William Boyd. It comes out bimonthly and the current issue includes Harry Mount on 'My London', Edward Lucie-Smith on The Magic Realism of Julio Larraz and Tom Sutcliffe on Digestible Opera. Well worth buying.