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Where to Buy Indie Magazines in DC

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Grabbing your Us Weeklys, your Washington Posts—that's no problem for any humble little corner store or supermarket check-out line. But when you're craving something a little different from the norm, where can you go? DC isn't exactly the magazine capital of the world, but if you know where to look, you can definitely find a new magazine to inspire.


[Disclosure: The author of this post sells or has sold printed ephemera at a few of the listed locales.]

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The Newsroom

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This upper Dupont Circle gem is mightier than the outside suggests. Inside, you'll find (along with plenty of DC memorabilia) international editions of Vogue, foreign fashion magazines and a surprisingly hearty Arabic section. [Image: Alison Baitz]

News World

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A teeny shop packed to the brim with unexpected magazines so, so many foreign options—separated by language. Run here to grab German and Spanish-language magazines by the armload. They also have a ton of leftover Obama ephemera should you find your collection lacking. [Image: Alison Baitz]

Treasury Vintage

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In addition to stocking some of the best vintage in the District, Treasury also regularly carries the interiors magazine Apartamento—and high-end women's magazine The Gentlewoman. [Image]

Salt & Sundry

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This Union Market home-goods shop also stocks Cherry Bombe and Sweet Paul. [Image]
The permanent Mutiny pop-up inside of Redeem stocks all sorts of cool things, including tons of indie mags. Here you have Mood, a music and food mag, Pigeons & Peacocks and Ancestry Quarterly among many others. [Image: Alison Baitz]

Mutiny Showroom

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If the Redeem pop-up isn't enough for you, head to the full Mutiny showroom at 52 O. Stocked are more same-vein mags, like The Travel Almanac among a full selection of rugged menswear and accessories. [Image]

Barnes & Noble

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Don't discount this chain store—the only one left in DC proper—it has a sprawling magazine rack and plenty of lesser-known picks, like MilK. [Image]

The Newsroom

This upper Dupont Circle gem is mightier than the outside suggests. Inside, you'll find (along with plenty of DC memorabilia) international editions of Vogue, foreign fashion magazines and a surprisingly hearty Arabic section. [Image: Alison Baitz]

News World

A teeny shop packed to the brim with unexpected magazines so, so many foreign options—separated by language. Run here to grab German and Spanish-language magazines by the armload. They also have a ton of leftover Obama ephemera should you find your collection lacking. [Image: Alison Baitz]

Treasury Vintage

In addition to stocking some of the best vintage in the District, Treasury also regularly carries the interiors magazine Apartamento—and high-end women's magazine The Gentlewoman. [Image]

Salt & Sundry

This Union Market home-goods shop also stocks Cherry Bombe and Sweet Paul. [Image]

Redeem

The permanent Mutiny pop-up inside of Redeem stocks all sorts of cool things, including tons of indie mags. Here you have Mood, a music and food mag, Pigeons & Peacocks and Ancestry Quarterly among many others. [Image: Alison Baitz]

Mutiny Showroom

If the Redeem pop-up isn't enough for you, head to the full Mutiny showroom at 52 O. Stocked are more same-vein mags, like The Travel Almanac among a full selection of rugged menswear and accessories. [Image]

Barnes & Noble

Don't discount this chain store—the only one left in DC proper—it has a sprawling magazine rack and plenty of lesser-known picks, like MilK. [Image]