Conde Nast Shutters House & Garden, Website

Conde Nast is closing its House & Garden magazine and its accompanying website. Not a shock to see a venerable magazine close these days, though it’s interesting that Conde didn’t keep the Website alive, as Time Warner has done with and Hachette has done with ELLEgirl. Then again, not a huge surprise: Conde still seems to use its sites primarily to sell print mag subscriptions. Internal memo after the jump.
From: Charles Townsend, President & CEO
To: Conde Nast staff:

After considerable thought, we have decided to cease publication of House & Garden, effective with the December 2007 issue. The website,, will also be shut down.

I would like to thank Dominique Browning and the entire staff for their award-winning efforts throughout the years. ┬áHouse and Garden’s intelligent and graceful editorial attracted a loyal readership. We were proud to publish it.

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