Welcome to the secret world of great magazines!

There are thousands of beautiful, inspiring, thought provoking and just plain useful independent magazines out there. 

But which one is for you? 

Take out a subscription with Free Range Mags and we'll send you a carefully chosen independent magazine six times a year.  It will be beautifully packaged and come with tasting notes telling you what makes this magazine so special. Oh, and you'll save money too!

Your new favourite magazine is just a click away.

Start your magazine journey.

Discover New Magazines

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Tell us the kind of things you like to read and we'll do the rest, taking you on a  journey with a new and amazing magazine delivered to you every 

two months.

Your Journey Starts Here.

Not only will you receive a carefully chosen magazine, beautifully presented, with tasting notes, treats and surprises, you'll also save money on buying the magazines individually too!

We sell over 700 editions in our online store Pics & Ink and we even make our own magazine called The Simple Things. 

Our mission is to find your next favourite magazine.


I love your magazines, they are beautifully laid out for an enjoyable read and beat the glossy mags 100% for content.

– Beth, UK

Welcome to your new passion.

Pick from our three "streams" to get the magazine selection tailored for you. You'll receive six carefully chosen magazines each year.

Not sure? Then pick our TOTALLY Free Range option and let us take you on a journey.

Finding a magazine that really speaks to you is an amazing thing. A magazine that knows you - like you are sitting down for an hour to chat to a trusted friend. 

Whether you are looking for creative inspiration, new ideas, a new hobby or community of likeminded people - independent magazines can help you.

Sometimes though, its just about sitting down and relaxing for a few hours with a truly beautiful escape...

Save money on buying the same magazines online yourself.

Each magazine will come beautifully packaged with tasting notes and the occasional surprise.

No risk. Cancel at any time and receive a refund for any remaining magazines.

We know magazines

Our team have more than 100 years combined experience of launching, making and selling magazines. 

The best magazines available today aren't in your local supermarket or newsagent. 

They are being made by small producers all around the world and there are literally thousands. Let us be your guide through the exciting world of independent magazine making.

Don't just take our word for it.

Here's what our customers say about Pics & Ink

"I love the whole experience of your magazines, the paper, the smell, the touch, the fabulous content invokes daydreams and plans & chats with my friends .. they are always on my coffee table and always picked up by my visitors (pre lockdown obviously!)"

"Love your service. I’m finding magazines I would never normally see locally as I live in a rural village."

"You have a great customer support team, with happy, knowledgeable people.

Liz, UK

Fola, UK

Carly, USA

 Find your community

With each new issue you'll receive a set of "tasting notes" giving you some background on the magazine and its makers.

We'll also tell you why we think this is the magazine for you. In fact it may well be your new favourite!

We think this is a great starting point for a conversation about the magazine, so get involved in our community on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Frequently Asked Questions

Christmas is coming! Help!

The Free Rangers will ride to your rescue. A Free Range Subscription makes an excellent gift. Just tell us it's a gift when you purchase and we'll send you a gift card that you can hand over at Christmas (or birthday, wedding, leaving do...you get the idea). The first magazines will be sent out in January. Even better, the recipient will be reminded throughout the year, just how amazing you really are.

How do you get the magazines?

We are constantly scouting the magazine world for our new favourites. We have more than 700 individual issues of the best independent magazines right here in our HQ so we always have access to the latest and the best. Our aim is to not just show you the newest independent launches but also give you the latest copies of some of our longstanding favourites.

What if I already buy or subscribe to some magazines?

No problem. If you already subscribe to some independent magazines then simply tell us in the comments box when you order and we'll make sure we don't send you those ones as part of your Free Range Subscription. We'll always send you magazines just as they are released so there's no chance you will have bought it already.

What if I decide to stop?

We can't see why you'd want to! But if you do then that's fine, let us know via email or telephone and we'll cancel your subscription and refund you for any unmailed issues. 

What if I don't like the magazine I'm sent?

Don't judge a book by its cover! Spend some time with the magazine we send you. We work hard to chose magazines that will surprise, delight and sometimes challenge you. Read the tasting notes and if you are still struggling then get in touch with us and we'll help. 

When will I receive my magazines?

We'll send out six magazines over each twelve month period; your magazines will arrive in January, March, May, July, September and November 2022. Each of our selected magazines will have a slightly different publication date, so that will be the final deciding factor on our posting date. 

Choose your stream

Okay, its time to start your magazine journey. Pick the stream below that best fits your reading preferences. This is just a starting point and our team will use this to plan your magazine menu.

Each stream is just £68 including UK delivery.

(For overseas costs click on the stream)

The Good Life Stream

The Creative Spark Stream

The Big Adventure Stream

The Totally Free Range

I like a balanced read:  stories, recipes, decor, making, doing, travelling. It's more about the attitude and lifestyle than the subject matter.

I like to read about people who craft, make and create. I enjoy a practical project and I like to be inspired by other people's creativity.

I like to read about nature, the environment and being outdoors. I want to hear about other people's adventures  as inspiration for my own.

You are the experts! I have eclectic tastes, so you can select for me. Send me the best mags from the other three streams or whatever's great right now. 

Price for one year/six issues. Automatically renews. Cancel at any time,

Start your magazine journey

What are you waiting for? A whole world of new ideas, creativity, inspiration and interest await you. Our first drop will in January 2022 so just chose your stream above, fill in a quick form and we'll do the rest.

Want to talk to us? Good, we like that! 

Email us or give us a call on 020 3950 1835

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