The Chicago Reader is published in print every other week and distributed for free to the more than 1,100 locations on this map.
The latest issue
The latest print issue of the Reader is the issue of June 9, 2022, the Pride Issue. Distribution to these locations took place Wednesday and Thursday. There should still be copies at many locations, and some locations will be restocked on Wednesday, June 15.
The next print issue will be the issue of June 23, 2022, the Summer Theater and Arts Preview issue.
To keep up with your demand, we have expanded our print run to 60,000. Many Reader boxes including downtown and transit line locations will be restocked on the Wednesday following each issue date.
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Chicago Reader 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: