Where to find the Chicago Reader in print every other week

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 October 27. It will be distributed to locations Wednesday, October 26, through Thursday night, October 27.

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The latest issue

The most recent print issue is this week’s issue of October 13, 2022. It is being distributed to locations today, Wednesday, October 12, through tomorrow, Thursday, October 13.

Download a free PDF of the print issue.

Distribution map

The Chicago 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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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:


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

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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:



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