Where to buy the Idler

The Idler is available in over 500 outlets.

You can buy it in Waitrose, Waterstones, Smiths Travel outlets and in selected Smiths High Street branches. It’s also available in around 50 independent bookshops and newsagents, plus Easons and Booths.

Single copies of the Idler magazine may be ordered online here. Free delivery worldwide. Price £9.50.

Subscribers save 21% per annum on the cover price and get extra benefits here.

Here’s a list of current stockists. Check with the stores themselves for opening details. If your local bookshop does not stock it, ask them to order you a copy via Gardners.


Artwords – 20-22 Broadway Market, E8 4QJ                                                                                        

Barbican News – 34 Goswell Road, EC1M 7AA                                                                                          

Brixton News – Brixton Underground Station, SW9 8HE                                                            

Camden Arts Centre Bookshop – Arkwright Road, NW3 6DG                                                            

Camden News – 227 Camden High Street, NW1 7BU                                                              

Charlotte Street News – 66 Charlotte Street, W1T 4QE                                                            

Daunt Books – 83 Marylebone High St, W1U 4QW                                                              

Diptesh – 89 Leonard Street, EC2A 4QS

Foyles – Westfield Stratford City, E15 2EN

Fulham News – 192 Fulham Road, Chelsea, SW10 9PN

Good News – 23 Berwick Street, W1F 8RB                                                                                                

Harrys Newsagents – 8 Westbourne Grove, W2 5RA

Housman’s Bookshop – 5 Caledonian Road, N1 9DX

Jala News – 6 Lamb Street, E1 6EA.                                                                                                              

Koenig Books – Serpentine Gallery, W2 3XA

London Review Bookshop – 14 Bury Place, WC1A 2JL

Magazine Shack – 80 A Sandringham Road, NW2 5EN

MagCulture – 270 St John Street, EC1V 4PE

Mayhews – 15 Motcomb Street, SW1X 8LB

Patkins – 28 Rathbone Place, W1T 1JF                                                                                                              

Prit News – 97 Salisbury Road, NW6 6NL

Rainbow News – 63 Golborne Road, W10 5NR

Regent News – 45 Beak Street, W1F 9SB

Rococo – 12 Elgin Crescent, W11 2HX

Rough Trade East – Dray Walk, Old Truman Brewery, 91 Brick Lane, E1 6QL

Rough Trade West – 130 Talbot Road, W11 1JA

Shreeji – 6 Chiltern Street, W1U 7PT

Tate Britain

Tate Modern

The Economists’ Bookshop (Waterstones) – Clare Market, Portugal St, WC2A 2AB

The Maida (Portland Express) – 19 Clifton Road, W9 1SY

Thrive News – Ariel Way, Westfield Centre, W12 7GF

Walther Koenig Books – The Serpentine Gallery Kensington Gardens, W2 3XA

Wardour News – 118 Wardour Street, W1F 0TU

Waterstones – 11 Islington Green, N1 2XH

Waterstones – 82 Gower St, Bloomsbury, WC1E 6EQ

Waterstones – 193 Kensington High St, Kensington, W8 6SH

Waterstones – 203-206 Piccadilly, St. James’s, W1J 9HD

Waitrose – West Hampstead, 319 West End Lane, NW6 1RN

Waitrose – Knightsbridge, 120 Brompton Road, SW3 1JE

Waitrose – Parsons Green, Brigade House, SW6 4TN

Waitrose – Vauxhall, 5 Bond Way, SW8 1SJ

Waitrose – Clapham Common, SW4 0HY

Waitrose – Fulham Palace Road, W6 8QX

Waitrose – 132 Notting Hill Gate, W11 3QG

Waitrose – 116 North End Road, W14 9PP

Waitrose – Wimbledon Hill Road, SW19 7NS

Waitrose – Winchmore Hill, 889 Green Lanes, N21 2QP

Waitrose – King’s Cross Station, N1C 4AP

WHSmith – Holborn Circus

WHSmith – Charing Cross Station

WHSmith – Euston Station

WHSmith – Heathrow Terminals 3, 4 and 5

WHSmith – King’s Cross Station

WHSmith – Liverpool Street Station

WHSmith – Marylebone Station

WHSmith – Paddington Station

WHSmith – St Pancras Station,

WHSmith – Victoria Station

WHSmith – Waterloo Station



WHSmith – Aberdeen Airport


Magalleria – 22a Broad Street, BA1 5LN                                                                                                   

WHSmith – Union Street, BA1 1RW                                                                                                        

Waterstones4-5 Milsom St, BA1 1DA


WHSmith – Belfast City Airport


WHSmith – Birmingham Airport, Terminal 1                                                                                        

Waterstones – 24-26 High St, B4 7SL

Bishop’s Stortford

Waterstones – 12 South St, CM23 3AT


Magazine Brighton – 22 Trafalgar Street, BN1 4EQ                                                                                 

WHSmith – Churchill Square, BN21 3AL


Arnolfini Books – 16 Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA

Papersmiths – 6a Boyces Avenue, BS8 4A

Rise Music – 70 Queens Road, Clifton, BS8 1QU                                                                                            

Rova Editions – 11 Christmas Steps, BS1 5BS

WHSmith – Bristol Airport                                                                                                                    

Waterstones – 11A, Union Galleries, Broadmead, BS1 3XD


WHSmith – 132-138 High Street, BR1 3EZ


WHSmith – 9-13 Old Christchurch Road, The Square, BH1 1DY


Burford Garden Company – Shilton Road, OX18 4PA


Waterstones – 22 Sidney St, CB2 3HG.                                                                                                  

WHSmith – Market Street, CB2 3PE


Waterstones – 6-8 Rose Ln, Canterbury CT1 2SJ


Waterstones – 2A The Hayes, St Davids Centre, CF10 1WB


Waterstones – 66 Scotch St, Carlisle CA3 8PN


WHSmith – 192-194 High Street, GL50 1EP                                                                                      

Waterstones – 33-41 Promenade, GL50 1LE


WHSmith – 34 North End Road, CR0 1UB


WHSmith – 110 Terminus Road, BN21 3AL


Century General Store – 1-7 Montrose Terrace, EH7 5DJ

Fruitmarket Gallery – 45 Market Street, EH1 1DF

Golden Hare Books – 68 Saint Stephen Street, EH3 5AQ

WHSmith – Edinburgh Waverley Station

Word Power – 43 West Nicholson Street, EH8 9DB

Gatwick Airport

WHSmith – North and South Terminals


WHSmith – Glasgow Airport

WHSmith – Glasgow Central Station


WHSmith – 56 High Street, GU1 3ES

East Midlands Airport



Waterstones – The Galleria, Comet Way, AL10 9TF


The Oak Room – 41 Fore Street, SG14 1AL


Mit Milch Coffee – 2 Corner House Buildings, Red Lion Square, CT21 5BD


WHSmith – 12-14 Westgate St, IP1 3EG


WHSmith – Bentalls Centre, Wood Street, KT1 1TR


Colours May Vary – Unit 1A, Munroe House, Duke Street, LS9 8AG

WHSmith – Leeds Bradford Airport


News From Nowhere – 96 Bold Street, L1 4HY

Tate Gallery Liverpool – Albert Dock, L3 4BB

WHSmith – Liverpool Airport


WHSmith – Luton Airport


HOME (formerly Corner House) – 2 Tony Wilson Place, M15 4FN

WHSmith – Manchester Airport Terminals 1 and 3

WHSmith – Manchester Piccadilly Station


WHSmith – Newcastle Airport

WHSmith – Northumberland Street, NE1 7DE


Crate Mags – 23 Joyce Avenue, NG5 3HN

Fives Leaves Bookshop – 14a Long Row, NG1 2DH

Ideas On Paper – First Floor, 4b Cobden Chambers, Pelham St, NG1 2ED

Rough Trade Nottingham – 5 Broad Street, NG1 3AL

Waterstones – 1-5 Bridlesmith Gate, NG1 2GR


Blackwells – 51 Broad St, OX1 3BQ

WHSmith – 22 Cornmarket Street, OX1 3HE


WHSmith – 97 High Street, PH1 5TJ


WHSmith – 7 Rams Walk, GU32 3JA


Book-ish – 18 High Street, Crickhowell, Powys, NP8 1BD


WHSmith – George Street, TW9 1JS


La Biblioteka – Kommune, Castle House, Sheffield, S3 8LN

Stansted Airport



WHSmith – 37 The Quadrant, SA1 3QW


WHSmith – 39/41 Coney Street, YO1 9QL



Alexander Book Co – 50 Second Street, San Francisco                                                                                                          

Browser Books – 2195 Fillmore St, San Francisco                                                                                               

Dog Eared Books – 900 Valencia Street, San Francisco                                                                                               

Fabulousa Books – 489 Castro St, San Francisco

Green Apple Books & Music – 506 Clement St, San Francisco

Heath Newsstand – 2900 18th Street, San Francisco

East Bay Booksellers – 5433 College Ave, Oakland

Kosher News – Da Costa Enterprises, 370 N Fairfax Ave, Los Angeles                                            

Newsbeat – 514 3rd St, Davis                                                                                                                            

The Best Bookstore in Palm Springs – 80 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs


Tattered Cover (Colfax) – 2526 E Colfax Ave, Denver                                                                                    

Tattered Cover (McGregor Square) – 1991 Wazee St Suite 100, Denver                                                        

Tattered Cover (Aspen Grove) – 7301 S Santa Fe Dr, Littleton                                                              

Tattered Cover (Westminister) – 8895 Westminster Blvd, Westminster


Newsbreak – Swansea Plaza, Route 6, Swansea


Shakespeare & Co. – 103 S 3rd St W, Missoula

New Mexico

Joy Map – Albuquerque


Grassroots – 227 SW 2nd St, Corvallis

City Reader – 3050 SE Division St Lobby, Portland

Powell’s Burnside – 1005 W Burnside St, Portland


Avril 50 – 3406 Sansom Street, Philadelphia


Elliot Bay Book Co – 1521 Tenth Avenue, Seattle



Gleebooks –  49 Glebe Point Rd, Glebe, Sydney, NSW 2037

The Standard Store – 503 Crown Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW, 201

The Standard Store – 159 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, VIC, 3065


Atlantic News – 5560 Morris Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3J 1C2


Do You Read Me?! – Auguststraße 28, 10117, Berlin

Heinrich Heine Buchhandlung – Grindelallee 28, 20146, Hamburg

One In A Million – Am Zollhafen 3-5, 55118, Mainz

Hong Kong

Kubrich Bookshop – 3 Public Square St, Yau Ma Tei, Hong Kong

The Netherlands

Athenaeum Boekhandel – Spui 14-16, 1012 XA, Amsterdam


Mag Kiosk – Rua Rodrigues de Faria 103, 1300-501, Lisboa

Under the Cover – Rua Marquês Sá da Bandeira 88b, 1050-150, Lisboa

South Africa

Book Lounge – 71 Roeland Street, Cnr Buitenkant & Roeland Street, Cape Town, 8001


Multi-Arts Corporation – No. 4, Lane 25, Songjiang Road, Zhongshan District, Taipei, 10491


Robinson Crusoe 389 – Tomtom Mahallesi, Yeni Çarşı Cd. 34 A, 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul