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 May 26, 2022. The issue is being distributed now, Wednesday, May 25, though the evening of the issue date, Thursday, May 26.
The next print issue will be the issue of June 9, 2022, the Pride Issue with a Windy City Times insert.
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: