At a time where most of us feel pretty helpless when it comes to what’s going on around us – one small yet impactful way we can ensure the continuation of normality is by supporting local creatives. One of the many industries touched by current woes is print, with local magazines facing an uncertain future as people stay indoors for the foreseeable future. Luckily, Stockport shop Rare Mags allows you to support indie titles without leaving your flat – we even asked owners Matt and Holly to share their top 5 magazines that could use your support. Take a look…

Proper | £7

Manchester based outdoor wear and style gurus. If you like excellent coats, boots and men looking good in them while wondering around fields, this one is a good bet. This magazine made its debut alongside The People’s City photography exhibition which launched at The Refuge earlier this year, and as such features some candid shots of locals throughout the past few decades.

Considered | £16

Another Manchester-based title that’s definitely worth your hard earned pennies – Considered is is a great magazine focussed on sustainable lifestyle and travel. Independently produced and released bi-monthly, their latest edition covers topics like mindful interiors, the art of slow food and eduction.

The Modernist | £7

Manchester modernist overlords. Architecture, modernist living and pictures of obscure concrete structures fill this eclectic and inspirational publication. Their latest edition explores the diversity of rural modern juxtaposition, inviting contributors to cover everything from domestic architecture to concrete ‘listening ears’.

Table | £10

One for the food fanatics – Table is a UK based celebration of everything that graces our plates. Grub is takes centre stage here, with features covering the power of dumplings, planet based cheese and gorgeous bread that’ll make your mouth water. Not one to read on an empty stomach.

Murmur | £14

Murmur features glorious poetry and new writing collections in a high quality and limited ensemble. Packed full of local writers, it’s a great hotbed for new and emerging creative talent. Plus, it’s so local that you can heckle the publisher in Whalley Range.

Simon Bland
Published on:
Mon 23 Mar 2020