Get a print copy of The People Issue

The Reader is published in print every other week and distributed free to the 1,100 locations on this map (which can also be opened in a separate window or tab). Copies are available free of charge—while supplies last.

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Credit: On the cover (left to right): Photos by Matthew Gilson, Eddie Quiñones, and Carolina Sanchez.

The latest issue

This week’s print issue is the issue of November 10, 2022, The People Issue. Distribution to locations began yesterday morning and will continue through tonight, Thursday, November 10.

Download a free PDF of the print issue.

Many Reader boxes including downtown and transit line locations will be restocked on the Wednesday following each issue date.

The next issue

The next print issue is the issue of November 24, the Nonprofits Issue. It will be distributed to locations starting on Wednesday, November 23, and continuing Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24.

Never miss a copy! Paid print subscriptions are available for 12 issues, 26 issues, and for 52 issues from the Reader Store.

Chicago Reader 2022 print issue dates

The Chicago Reader is published in print every other week. Issues are dated Thursday. Distribution usually happens Wednesday morning through Thursday night of the issue date. Upcoming print issue dates through December 2022 are:

11/24/2022

12/8/2022

12/22/2022

Download the full 2022 editorial calendar is here (PDF).

See our information page for advertising opportunities.

2023 print issue dates

The first print issue in 2023 will be published three weeks after the 12/22/2022 issue, the final issue of 2022. The print issue dates through June 2023 are:

1/12/2023
1/26/2023
2/9/2023
2/23/2023
3/9/2023
3/23/2023
4/6/2023
4/20/2023
5/4/2023
5/18/2023
6/1/2023
6/15/2023
6/29/2023

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