A while back, I wrote an article extolling the benefit of your local library. There is another reason to love your local library – back issues of magazines!
Ours puts back issues outside in the rear free for anyone who wants to come by and grab them. This is especially useful since magazines often re-use content over and over. That means, there are rarely time-sensitive articles (unless you are Newsweek or Time) so it really doesn’t matter when you read them.
I stop by from time to time and drop off magazines I have read and at the same time, pick up some that look interesting. Sure, it is a total crap shoot – you never know what you’re going to get, but that’s half the fun.
It is always a really big score when I grab something like Texas Highways or Texas Parks & Wildlife… great articles. The best part? They don’t cost a penny!