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Hi, I’m Kirstin, author of Arts Bites, from London.

When I was at university, I picked up a copy of one of the very first issues of Oh Comely magazine. After years of flicking through disappointing women’s magazines, it was incredible to read a magazine with integrity and creativity at its heart.

In the last decade, as online use has grown, print sales have dropped. It’s been proclaimed that ‘print is dead’, but instead, the purpose of magazines has just been re-examined. Disposable glossy magazines, vapid and unchallenging, are being replaced with beautiful, engrossing independent magazines from every corner of the globe.

Browse the archives of independent magazines…

Sign up for a Stack subscription service or check out these UK shops to pick up an issue or two of your own:

Magazine Brighton
Wardour News (London)
Papersmiths (Bristol)
Ideas On Paper (Nottingham)