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We have 500+ magazines to read online for free on Century Past, with many thousands of back issues.  On this page: home magazines, architecture, cooking, pets, gardening, parenting & lifestyle. Free reads online.

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Architecture Magazines PDF Free – Free Reads Online

Architectural Digest – Architecture Magazine Free PDF Download

Architectural Digest Magazine Website

1960s-2000s

Conde Nast, NY

Each image on this page opens an entire volume, with several months’ issues. Volume dates appear to range from the late 1960s to at least 2005. They are not in chronological order.
Architectural Digest Magazine has the subtitle “the International design authority”. “Architectural Digest is a vibrant monthly celebration of international design talents, innovative homes and products, inspiring decorating ideas, culture, and travel. Launched in 1920 as a California trade quarterly, the magazine evolved over the years, increasing in frequency and broadening in scope until it became the byword for living well.” – Architectural Digest website. Architectural Digest back issues free.

Architecture MN Magazine – Architecture Magazine PDF Free

Architecture MN Magazine Website

Issues 2011 – 2020

Minneapolis: American Institute of Architects Minnesota

“Coverage of design-rich cultural events and activities, visits to architecture studios, architectural travel photography, in-depth conversations with Minnesota movers and shakers, and beautifully illustrated feature articles on the latest notable buildings designed by AIA Minnesota member architects.” – Website.

Arts & Crafts Homes and the Revival – Free Reads Online

Arts & Crafts Homes and the Revival Magazine Website

2006-2011

Massachusetts: Cruz Bay

“Arts & Crafts Homes inspires those building, renovating, or furnishing a home in the Arts & Crafts spirit, and celebrates the revival of quality and craftsmanship. ” – Publisher. Arts & Crafts homes magazine pdf free.

We have hundreds of free online books about Architecture, including a collection on medieval cathedrals and castles.

Canadian Architecture & Design Magazine Collection – Architecture Magazine PDF Free

Canadian Architect Magazine Website

Issues 2015 – Present

Toronto, Canada: IQ Business Media

Among the magazines at this link are two devoted to architecture and interior design. “Canadian Interiors is Canada’s leading magazine targeted at interior design professionals.” – Publisher.
“Canadian Architect is a magazine for architects and related professionals practicing in Canada. This national review of design and practice documents significant architecture and design from across the country and features articles on current practice, building technology, and social issues affecting architecture. We are the journal of record of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada” – Website.

Cosmopolitan Home Grand Rapids – Free Reads Online

Cosmopolitan Home Grand Rapids Magazine Website

2017 – Present

Grand Rapids, Michigan: Newview

“Cosmopolitan Home brings the area’s most beautiful spaces and talented home professionals to readers throughout West Michigan. Professional photography, award-winning design and insightful editorial help respected industry leaders share their talents and knowledge with a high-end group of consumers. At the same time, interviews with builders, architects, suppliers and interior designers give readers a chance to see firsthand the quality and commitment that goes into creating each “Cosmopolitan Home.” ” – Website

Country & Town House Magazine – Free Reads Online

Country & Town House Magazine Website

2016 – Present

London, UK: Country & Town House

“Country & Town House is the go-to destination for trusted, inspiring and uplifting content that will enhance your lifestyle wherever you live and encourage readers to live a balanced life – in body and mind within their own community and the natural world around them. Country & Town House’s eight content pillars celebrate the finest in Culture, Style, Interiors, Property, Schools, Food & Drink, Hotels & Travel and Health & Wellbeing, highlighting sustainable products, practices, brands and companies wherever relevant. ” – Website

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Dwell – Magazines to Read Online for Free

Dwell Magazine Website – Free Magazines to Download

2000-2011

U.S.: Dwell Media

“Dwell is the first and only magazine to explore both the interiors and the exteriors of modern home design in a stylish, yet accessible way. With focus on a new modernistic approach to home design that offers identity, creativity and harmony. ” – Publisher. Home magazine archives free.

Early Homes Magazine

Early Homes Magazine Website

2004-2010

U.S.

“Early Homes is a biannual special edition that focuses on the period 1690—1850 and it’s revivals, including Colonial and Neoclassical design. Each issue contains lavish photos and plenty of product sources.” – Early Homes Magazine. Early Homes magazine back issues.

Green Home Magazine – Free Reads Online

2015 – 2016

South Africa: Alive to Green

“Green Home Magazine is the home of all things smart and green – promoting self-sufficiency, heightened awareness and appreciation, consumer empowerment, holistic health and living.” – Publisher. Free back issues of magazines.

InDesign Architecture Asia Pacific Magazine Collection – Magazines to Read Online for Free

Indesign Media Website

Issues 2009 – Present

Buckingham St Surry Hills, NSW Australia: InDesign Media

This link has a variety of architecture and interior design magazines produced by the publisher InDesign Media. Some of the magazines, such as “Architecture & Design” and “Infolink Building Products News” are complete versions; and other titles are “Preview” editions that are shortened versions of the print magazine.

Landscape Journal – Free Architecture Magazines PDF

Landscape Institute Website

Issues 2012 – Present

London, UK: Landscape Institute

“The Landscape Institute (LI) is the chartered body for the landscape profession. It is an educational charity that promotes the art and science of landscape practice. The LI’s aim is to protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment for the public benefit. The journal showcases the best in landscape design, management and thinking.” – Publisher

Log Home Living

Log Home Living Magazine Website

1984-2011

U.S.: Active Interest Media

“Log Home Living Magazine is the comprehensive authority for planning, building and living the log home dream. Each issue showcases a range of beautiful homes, and conveys a wealth of practical information on construction, design, maintenance, trends and decor. Log Home Living is inspirational and fun- always providing outstanding information and encouragement.” – Publisher.

PRC: Pacific Rim Construction Magazines PDF

PRC: Pacific Rim Construction Magazine Website

Issues 2012 – Present

Hong Kong: ROF Media

“Providing unrivalled visibility to a broad range of companies in the building and property sectors, after more than ten years in the market PRC Magazine is the most ubiquitous industry publication in Hong Kong.” – Website.

Perfect Homes International Magazines PDF – Magazines to Read Online for Free

Perfect Homes International Magazine Website

2018 – Present

Malaga, Spain: ClearVision Media

“Perfect Homes Magazine is an inviting, informative and influential resource for those interested in real estate and property investments. Designed for those who enjoy the finer things in life this publication is the ultimate source of information for those looking to purchase exceptional properties from around the world.” – Publisher. Free back issues of magazines.

SEAB: Southeast Asia Building Magazine – Architecture Magazines PDF

SEAB: Southeast Asia Building Magazine Website

Issues 2015 – Present

Singapore: Tradelink Media

“Southeast Asia Building (SEAB), published bi-monthly since 1974, is a Singapore-based trade magazine devoted to Architecture, Interior Design, Landscaping and M&E Engineering. SEAB is a free building trade journal circulated to more than 110,000 building professionals across Asia Pacific region. We aim to deliver concise, well-balanced reports which include industry news, project reports, product / technological updates, to our readers.” – Website

Timber Home Living – Free Reads Online

Timber Home Living Magazine Website

1991-2010

U.S.: Home Group

Timber Home Living is a sister publication to Log Home Living, which has an entry on this web page. Free back issues of magazines.

Collection of American Historic Periodicals on Architecture & Urban Planning

Architecture & Urban Planning Periodicals 1899-1918

This free online collection at Hathi Trust contains numerous issues of many titles related to architecture and urban planning, and also coverage of transportation networks and urban infrastructure.


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BBC Good Food Middle East – Magazines to Read Online for Free

BBC Good Food Middle East Website

2010 – Present

Dubai, UAE: CPI Media

“BBC Good Food Middle East is the regional edition of BBC Good Food, the world’s foremost food media brand. BBC Good Food Middle East magazine offers fresh, relevant food-based and related lifestyle content that gives our readers the opportunity to experience life through food.” – FB page.

Better Nutrition Magazine Free

Better Nutrition Magazine Website – Free Magazines to Download

1999-2004

U.S.

“Reaching nearly 1 million readers monthly, Better Nutrition celebrates 70 years as a leading in-store distributed magazine for health conscious consumers. Widely distributed to thousands of health-food stores and grocery chains across the country, Better Nutrition provides authoritative, well-researched information on food nutrition, dietary concerns, supplements and other natural products.” Better Nutrition Magazine online, Food & drink magazine. American magazines online free. Better Nutrition magazine back issues.

Bon Appetit – Magazine Food and Wine PDF Free Download

Bon Appetit Magazine Website

2015-2016

Craig Kostelic

“Bon Appétit is America’s #1 food and entertaining magazine. You’ll enjoy twelve months of great menus, cozy dinners, great advice and much more! Each issue is filled with delicious time-saving recipes, easy and elegant entertaining ideas, world class restaurant dishes made simple, and topped off by wine reviews and recommendations.” Bon Appetit Magazine back issues online. Food & drink magazine, Bon Appetit magazine archives online, digital magazines.

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The Boston Cooking-School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics – Cooking Magazine PDF Download Free

Vol 1 (1896-1897), Vol 2 (1897-1898), Vol 3 (1898-1899), Vol 4 (1899-1900)

Vol 5 (1900-1901), Vol 6 1901-1902), Vol 8 (1903-1904)

Vol 7 (Jun 1902) to Vol 26 (1921-1922)

Boston

The Boston Cooking School was founded in 1879 by the Woman’s Educational Association of Boston to offer instruction in cooking to those who wished to earn their livelihood as cooks, or who would make practical use of such information in their families. In the 1880s the curriculum was broadened to include classes on nutrition, food chemistry and cookery for invalids. The school became world-famous following the 1896 publication of The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book by the school’s principal at the time, Fannie Merritt Farmer. That vintage cookbook became an American classic and has been repeatedly re-published; most recently in a Kindle edition in 2019. In 1914 the magazine’s name was changed to American Cookery. -info from Wikipedia. Boston Cooking School Magazine, cooking magazines online.

Chickpea Vegan Quarterly – Free Reads Online

Chickpea Magazine Website

2011 – 2019

Chickpea Magazine

“Chickpea is a vegan food & writing publication, here to bring whole-foods cooking & living to a beautiful, practical level. We aim to help you be more conscious in your habits, live more DIY, inspire you to cook more, and get offline and enjoy something beautiful. Our issues are filled with evergreen recipes, DIY projects, personal stories, how-to guides, and articles on important topics.” – Website. Magazine library pdf.

Cibus Magazines PDF – Cooking Illustrated Magazine PDF Free

2017-2018

Malta: Times of Malta

Food magazine produced by the Times of Malta newspaper publisher. It appears to emphasize Maltese and Mediterranean cuisine.

Cooking Light Magazine Free Online – Cooking Light Magazine PDF Free Download

Cooking Light Magazine Website

2015-2016

U.S. Allrecipes Food Group

“Cooking Light magazine helps you maintain a healthy lifestyle by providing delicious low-calorie recipes and tips. Inside Cooking Light magazine, you’ll find a variety of recipes to suit any situation, including kid-friendly fare, vegetarian dishes, fast and easy meals, and comfort food. Beauty tips and simple yet effective workout ideas keep you looking great, while travel features inspire you to plan a healthy getaway.” – Publisher

Fine Cooking Magazine Online – Cooking Illustrated Magazine PDF Download

Fine Cooking Magazine Website

1994-2012 Complete

Taunton

“Fine Cooking magazine provides readers with the techniques and recipes needed to create a variety of great-tasting foods. Each issue includes numerous unique and delicious recipes as well as helpful tips and guidelines to ensure that each recipe you try at home turns out as beautiful and tasty as it appears in the magazine photos.” -Fine Cooking Magazine back issues online, online culinary magazines.

Foodism – Magazines to Read Online for Free

Foodism Website – Free Magazines to Download

2020 – Present

Vyom Shah

India-based online magazine about food. Magazine library pdf.

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Food Solutions Magazines PDF

2014 – 2018

Food Solutions Magazine

“Food Solutions Magazine is a monthly digital publication filled with fact-based insight, fresh perspectives and immediately useful information making it the quintessential resource for individuals interested in achieving optimal health while living gluten – and allergen-free.” – Publisher

Food Traveler Magazine – Free Reads Online

Food Traveler Magazine Website

Issues 2013 – 2017

Tampa, Florida: Jacobs

“FOOD TRAVELER MAGAZINE, published twice a year, is packed with information on exquisite food & travel destinations in the United States and abroad!” – Website

Gourmet Magazine Free – Food and Wine Magazines PDF Free Download

1957-2007

Condé Nast

This collection on Internet Archive appears to include most volumes from no. 17 (1957) to no. 67 (2007), but volumes do not appear in chronological order, so it is not clear if this is a complete set within those dates, or if there may be earlier or later volumes here.
“Gourmet magazine was a monthly publication of Condé Nast and the first U.S. magazine devoted to food and wine. Founded by Earle R. MacAusland (1890–1980), Gourmet, first published in January 1941, also covered “good living” on a wider scale.” The monthly magazine ceased publication after the November 2009 issue, but the Gourmet brand continues to be used by Condé Nast in a “series of special edition magazines, covering niches ranging from grilling and Italian food, to quick recipes, holiday foods, and comfort foods”. – Wikipedia entry. Gourmet Magazine back issues online. Food & drink magazine.

IOL Food

Independent Online Website

2020 – Present

Cape Town, South Africa: Independent Online

A short online magazine containing a few articles and several recipes. Each issue has a different theme. Magazine library pdf.

Saveur Magazine Free Online – Food Magazine PDF Download Free

Saveur Magazine Website

2006-2016 – Free back issues of magazines

U.S.: Meigher, World

Saveur was created by Dorothy Kalins, then editor-in-chief of Metropolitan Home magazine, in Summer 1994. Saveur was originally published six times a year by Meigher Communications in NYC. Kalins left in 2000 after the magazine was purchased by World Publications, based in Winter Park, Florida. – Info from Wikipedia. Free back issues of magazines.

Vegetarian Times – Cooking Light Magazines PDF

Vegetarian Times Magazine Website

1980-2004 – Free back issues of magazines

U.S.

“Vegetarian Times is an American magazine published nine times a year (three double issues) by Cruz Bay Publishing, Inc. The magazine’s audience consists of vegetarians, vegans, and “semi-vegetarians” who are focused on a healthy lifestyle. Vegetarian Times promotes an eco-friendly lifestyle with recipes, wellness information, cooking techniques, and information on “green” products. Half of the readership do not follow a strict vegetarian diet.” -Wikipedia. Vegetarian Times magazine online.

VegWorld Magazine – Food Magazines PDF Free

VegWorld Magazine Website

2019 – Present

Vegworld Magazine

“VEGWORLD Magazine is the world’s first digital vegan magazine to connect you to the leaders, authors, and luminaries in plant based living. Each issue is packed with mouthwatering recipe videos, entertaining audio interviews with guest celebrities, and vital information on natural health from the world’s top medical doctors.” – FB page. Free pdf magazine back issues.

Yummy – Food and Wine Magazines PDF Free

Yummy Magazine Website

2014 – 2020

Nairobi, Kenya:

“Yummy is a food and lifestyle publication that brings you the best in food, drinks, and all-around life content!” – Website. Free back issues of magazines.


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About the Garden Magazine – Gardening Magazine PDF Free Download

About the Garden Website

2013 – Present

Queensland, Australia: About the Garden

“The About the Garden magazine is practical gardening guide with seasonal tips, hints, projects, recipes and growing guides. The publication encourages gardening and promotes plants suitable for the wide range of climates found in Queensland, northern and central New South Wales and Victoria. We are your local gardening experts.” – Publisher.

Amateur Gardening Free Magazines Online – Magazines to Read Online for Free

Amateur Gardening Magazine Website

Future

“Every week, Amateur Gardening is the first choice for both beginners and knowledgeable gardeners looking for advice and easy-to-follow practical features on growing flowers, trees, shrubs as well as fruit and vegetables. Be inspired, by our beautifully illustrated features covering plant and flower groups, both home grown and exotic, and take a sneak peek into some of the most beautiful private gardens around the country. Plus, every week we feature expert opinion and tips from some of gardening’s most influential exponents” – Publisher. Gardening magazines free online.

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Arboretum Magazine – Free Gardening Magazines PDF Download

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Website

Issues 2011 – Present

Chaska, Minnesota: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

“The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum serves as a research center and extension of the University of Minnesota’s College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences. We seek to welcome, inform and inspire; all through outstanding displays, protected natural areas, horticultural research and education.” – Website. Free pdf magazine back issues.

Country Gardener Magazine – Free Reads Online

Country Gardener Magazine Website

2016 – Present

UK: Country Gardener Magazines

“Country Gardener is now established as the gardening authority on local gardening in the South West, Cotswolds and Hampshire. It is published and available as a free magazine ten times a year and is distributed through a network of outlets ranging from garden centres, garden nurseries, farm shops, Tourist Information Centres, National Trust properties, gardening outlets and hotels. The magazine sets out to provide quality news, information and advice on gardening and gardening related issues in an attractive easy to read format. The emphasis is on local information highlighting events, festivals, gardens open and local news country by country in its five editions for Cotswolds, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, and Hampshire.” – Publisher. Magazines pdf.

Gateway Gardener Magazine – Landscaping Magazines PDF Free Download

Gateway Gardener Website

2012 – Present

St. Louis, Missouri: Double Dig Communications

“Your Guide to Enjoyable Gardening and Easy Care Landscapes. Published 9 times per year to promote enjoyable, successful gardening and livable landscapes in the St. Louis greater metropolitan area.” – Website

Michigan Gardener Magazine – Free Reads Online

Michigan Gardener Website

2011 – Present

Southfield, Michigan: Michigan Gardener

“Michigan Gardener is a regional gardening magazine founded in 1996 by brothers Eric and Jonathon Hofley. The magazine can be picked up monthly, free of charge, April through November at over 260 locations throughout Southeastern Michigan. MichiganGardener.com features an archive of articles and features from the print magazine as well as listings of current events, news briefs, garden resources, and more.” – Website

Organic Gardening Magazine Online Free – Free Magazines to Download

2005-2008

PA: Rodale

“Organic Gardening was published by Rodale, of Emmaus, PA, but has been discontinued. Free gardening magazine online.

Trellis Magazine – Magazines to Read Online for Free

Toronto Botanical Garden Website

Issues 2015 – Present

Toronto, Canada: Toronto Botanical Garden

Magazine of the Toronto Botanical Garden.


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The Australian Women’s Weekly – Home Magazines PDF Free Download

Australian Women’s Weekly Magazine Website

1933-1968

Sydney – Bauer Media Group

Published since 1933, Australian Women’s Weekly was for many years, and is again in 2019, the most read magazine in Australia. The most popular feature in the magazine is the recipe collection. For many years another popular feature was a pull-out TV guide. Top home magazines, Australian Women’s Weekly magazine back issues. Magazines pdf.

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Country Life Magazine – Magazines to Read Online for Free

About 1915-1941

1901-1925

1901-1917

New York

The magazine began in 1901 with a target audience of people living in rural America, but changed its focus to city dwellers looking for ideas on country living. The 1904 issues are titled: Country Life in America; a magazine for the home-maker, the country gentleman, the farmer, the gardener, the nature-student, and the lover of clean athletics and sports. In 1911 it was titled Country Life in America, a magazine for the home-maker in the country. In 1917 the name changed to The New Country Life. It ceased production in 1942. Old magazine.

Décor Magazine – Free Reads Online

2014 – 2018

Malaga, Spain: Simply Media

“Decor Magazine is where style lives! A design resource for those with a passion for creating beautiful surrounding. Designed for interior designers or home enthusiast, Decor Magazine is the go-to-guide for those who want to discover what is happening within the world of interiors. ​” – Publisher

The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine Online Free – Home Magazines PDF Free Download

1853-1864

London; S.O. Beeton

“An Illustrated Journal, combining practical information, instruction, and amusement.”
The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine was launched by Samuel Beeton, husband of Mrs. Beeton, who was widely known in the 19th century for her books of household management. This changed the face of women’s magazines of the period, and can be claimed to have invented the popular women’s magazine. 19th century women’s magazines, Victorian women’s magazines, old women’s magazines.

EST Magazine

EST Magazine Website

2011 – Present

Melbourne, Australia: EST Living

“Unforgettable spaces and inspired design. Est Magazine is a free Australian digital design magazine curating the best in global design, fashion, interiors and lifestyle. Est Magazine brings together the creative talents of photographers, designers, stylists, writers and trend spotters around the globe and curates them with an Australian twist. ” – Website

Extreme How-To Free Online Magazine – Free Reads Online

Extreme How-To Magazine Website

2008-2016

U.S.: Latitude3 Media Group

“The Enthusiast’s Guide to Home Improvement. Since 2002, ExtremeHowTo.com has been a top destination for the latest information on tools, techniques, building materials, and home-improvement products. From residential and remodeling contractors to homeowners and do-it-yourselfers, our readers are serious about tackling a wide range of home-remodeling, landscaping, and automotive jobs.” – Publisher.

Godey’s Lady’s Book – Magazines to Read Online for Free

1830-1898

Philadelphia

Godey’s Lady’s Book. This monthly was the most widely circulated magazine in the U.S. in the period before the Civil War, reaching a circulation of 150,000 in 1860 despite being more expensive than other monthlies. It was published by Louis A. Godey in Philadelphia from 1830 to 1878. Each issue contained poetry, articles and engravings created by prominent artists and writers. Also recipes submitted by readers, illustrations of current clothing fashions, crafts, family activities, games, and much else about daily life in 19th century America. A similar magazine, ‘Peterson’s, is also found on this webpage. 19th century women’s magazines, old women’s magazines, women’s magazines online.

Good Housekeeping Magazine – Home Decor Magazines PDF Free Download

Good Housekeeping Magazine Website

1885-1923 at HathiTrust

1885-1950 at Cornell University

2015-2016

Holyoke, Mass

The second link has a complete set to 1950; the first link is included because readers may find the user interface more comfortable. The 3rd link has about 20 issues from 2015-2016, from the U.S. and UK. “Good Housekeeping Magazine presents a diverse blend of articles on life-management, beauty care, cooking, shopping, holiday planning, and interior design for the average woman or mother. Each issue features enticing recipes for daily cooking or special occasions alongside useful tips for eating healthy and maintaining a fit figure. You’ll also find ideas for creative craft projects, maximizing space with smart storage options, and upgrading your home décor on any budget. Whether you have a spouse, children, or pets, Good Housekeeping Magazine provides timeless advice on building strong relationships and creating a healthy, advantageous environment for your loved ones.” – Good Housekeeping Magazine. Old women’s magazines, Good Housekeeping magazine back issues.

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Handyman Variety – Magazines to Read Online for Free

Magazine Website

1958-2016

U.S.: Publisher

A mix of several titles, including Family Handyman, Workbench, and Home Handyman. DIY magazines free online.

The Home-Maker: An Illustrated Monthly Magazine – Women’s Magazines PDF Free Download

October 1888-March 1889

NY: Home-Maker Pub. Co.

Mary Virginia Terhune (1830–1922), also known by her pen-name Marion Harland, was an American author who was prolific and bestselling in both fiction and non-fiction genres. Her book “Common Sense in the Household: A Manual of Practical Housewifery”, a cookbook and domestic guide for housewives, became a huge bestseller, eventually selling more than one million copies over several editions. -Wikipedia
Harland edited this magazine, which was apparently short-lived.

Homes & Antiques Online Magazine Free – Home Decor Magazine Download

Homes & Antiques Magazine Website

2015

Bristol, UK: Immediate Media

“Homes & Antiques. Bringing together the best of the antiques, interior decoration and design worlds every month.” – Publisher.

House Beautiful Magazine Free Online – Home and Garden Magazine PDF Free Download

House Beautiful Magazine Website

1950s-2000s (estimated)

1896-1934 at Internet Archive (Black & White)

Hearst Magazine Media

Each image on this page opens an entire volume, typically with 6 months’ issues. Volume dates appear to range from 1930 to about 2008. They are not in chronological order.
“House Beautiful is an interior decorating magazine that focuses on decorating and the domestic arts. First published in 1896, it is currently published by the Hearst Corporation.” – Wikipedia. Magazines online free, House Beautiful magazine back issues.

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House & Garden Magazine – Magazines to Read Online for Free

House and Garden UK Website

1901-1993 at Internet Archive (Black & White)

1901-1923

About 1925-1990s

New York

House & Garden was an American shelter magazine published by Condé Nast Publications that focused on interior design, entertaining, and gardening. The U.S. version of this magazine was discontinued in 2007. House and Garden magazine archives free.

Ladies’ Home Journal – Magazines to Read Online for Free

1884-1946 at Internet Archive (Black & White)

1889-1898, 1921-22

About 1944 to 2000

Philadelphia


The Ladies’ Home Journal first appeared in 1883, and in 1903 became the first American magazine to reach 1 million subscribers. It was the most popular American women’s magazine through the 1950s, and then began to fall behind competitors in circulation. In 2014 it ceased publication as a monthly. 19th century women’s magazines, Ladies’ Home Journal back issues, old women’s magazines.

Old House Interiors Magazines PDF Online Free – Free Reads Online

Old House Interiors Magazine Website

1994-2011

Massachusetts: Cruz Bay

“Articles focusing on styles, projects, and ideas for old house interiors & decorative accessories, including furnishings, painting, wallpaper, ceilings, lighting, floors, and rugs.” – Publisher. Old House magazine free.

Old House Journal – Free Reads Online

Magazine Website

1975-2011

U.S.

“The Original Restoration Magazine for people who are passionate about old houses to repair, rehabilitate, update, and decorate their homes; covering all classic American architectural styles, from the earliest Colonial-era buildings to grand Victorians of every variety to Arts & Crafts bungalows and mid-century ranches.” – Old House Journal.

Peterson’s Magazines PDF – Women’s Magazines PDF Free Download

1848-1891

New York

The owners of the ‘Saturday Evening Post’ began publishing ‘The Ladies National Magazine’ in 1842 as a less expensive alternative to the popular magazine ‘Godey’s Lady’s Book’ (also on this webpage). The name was changed in 1855 to ‘Peterson’s Magazine’, and it continued under that title until 1892, ceasing publication in 1898. 19th century women’s magazines, old women’s magazines.

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Redbook Magazine Website

2010-2015

1903-1961 at Internet Archive (Black & White)

U.S. – Hearst

Redbook was founded in 1903, soon becoming a popular women’s magazine specializing mainly in short fiction for women. Over the decades since it has changed editors and owners, as well as its focus, but remained a popular and respected magazine. It ceased print publication at the end of 2018. Redbook magazine archive.

Style at Home – Magazines to Read Online for Free

Style at Home Magazine Website

2015-2016

U.S.: Publisher

“Style at Home brings an exciting and stylish voice to the world of home decorating. The magazine offers readers advice on everything from design trends and decorating projects to renovation solutions and entertaining ideas.” – Publisher.

Suburban Life; the Countryside Magazines PDF – Magazines to Read Online for Free

Jun 1905 Jan-Dec 1906 Jan-Jun 1907

Jul-Dec 1907 Jan-Jun 1908 Jul 1908-Jun 1909

Jul-Dec 1909 Jul-Dec 1910 Jan-Jun 1911

Jul-Dec 1911 Jan-Jun 1912 Jul-Dec 1912

Jan-Jun 1913 Jul-Dec 1913 Jan-Dec 1914

Jan-Dec 1915 Jan-Dec 1916

Harrisburg, PA

A popular lifestyle magazine at the beginning of the 20th century for affluent people who lived – or aspired to live – comfortably outside the city.

Woman’s Home Companion Magazines PDF – Home Decor Magazine PDF Free

1909-1923

Springfield, OH

Closely resembles in appearance and contents the Delineator and the Ladies’ Home Journal, and, like them, popular in reading-rooms frequented by women. – – F. K. Walter, Periodicals for the Small Library, ALA 1918. 1900s women’s magazines.


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American Cowboy Magazine Archives – Free Reads Online

American Cowboy Magazine Website

Issues 1994-2008
U.S.

“American Cowboy is the cultural chronicler of the West, covering history and heritage, travel and events, art and entertainment, food and fashion.” – American Cowboy Facebook “About” page.

Atlas Obscura PDF Magazine Archive – Magazines to Read Online for Free

Atlas Obscura Online Magazine Website

Brooklyn, NY: Atlas Obscura

“An online magazine and travel company, founded in 2009 by author Joshua Foer and documentary filmmaker/author Dylan Thuras. It catalogs unusual and obscure travel destinations via user-generated content. The editorial articles comprise a mixture of feature and news articles on topics including history, science and food, in addition to travel and exploration, as well as hosting a collaborative, definitive guide to the world’s most obscure places.” -Wikipedia. Atlas Obscura.

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Banza Magazine

Banza Magazine Website

Issues 2015-2018

Grand Baie, Mauritius: Banza

“Banza values imagination in re-inventing culture and the world we live in – how we think, dress, live, and socialize; our passions and behaviors.” – Website

Common Ground PDF Magazine Archives Database – Magazines to Read Online for Free

Common Ground Magazine Website

Issues 2004-2020

Vancouver, CA: Joseph Roberts

Established in 1982, this free magazine is engaged with environmental and other progressive issues, including climate change, homelessness, environmental destruction, GMOs, corruption, monopolies, corporate bullying, human rights abuse, big pharma, and more. Magazines pdf.

Desert Magazine Archive PDF – Magazines to Read Online for Free

Issues 1937-1985

Joshua Tree, California; D. W. Grantham

Founded in 1937 by Randall Henderson, and ceased in 1985. This collection appear to have most of those issues.
“The magazine focused on the desert country of the Southwestern United States and Northwestern Mexico, and covered a broad range of desert subjects including: regional travel and exploration; the visual arts of painting, drawing, and photography; prose and literature; cultural history; prospecting and mining; natural history including geology, wildlife, and flora; river running, and lifestyle–human interest stories.” -Widkipedia.

Ebony Online Magazine Archive

Ebony Magazine Website

1959-2008

Ebony 1945-1961 (Black & White)

Chicago, IL

“Ebony is a monthly magazine for the African-American market. It was founded by John H. Johnson in Chicago and has published continuously since the autumn of 1945. In 2016 Johnson sold the publication to private equity firm Clear View Group.” -Wikipedia. Ebony magazine back issues, old Ebony magazines.

The Edge Magazine Archives Online

The Edge Magazine Website

John Brockman

This is a free online magazine. “Edge.org was launched in 1996 as the online version of “The Reality Club” and as a living document on the Web to display the activities of “The Third Culture.” The Reality Club was an informal gathering of intellectuals who met from 1981 to 1996. The motto of the Club was, “To arrive at the edge of the world’s knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.” The third culture consists of those scientists and other thinkers in the empirical world who, through their work and expository writing, are taking the place of the traditional intellectual in rendering visible the deeper meanings of our lives, redefining who and what we are.” – Website ‘About’ page. Magazines pdf.

Esquire PDF Magazine Archive – Free Reads Online

Esquire Magazine Website

Issues 1933-2017

U.S. – Hearst Magazines

Esquire magazine began in 1933 in Chicago, and later moved to NY. In its first 15 years the magazine was largely about men’s fashion, with contributions from some of America’s leading writers. In the 1960s Esquire magazine helped pioneer the trend of New Journalism, publishing writers such as Norman Mailer, Tom Wolfe, and Gay Talese. During the tenure of editor David M. Granger, from 1997-2016, Esquire magazine and its writers won numerous awards. Since his replacement in 2016 by Jay Fielden, the style has been updated and political coverage has increased. In 2018 it moved from a monthly to 8 issues per year. -Info from Wikipedia.
The link, at Internet Archive, appears to have nearly a complete run of Esquire magazine back issues from 1933-2017. Esquire magazine archive free, old Esquire magazines.

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Fete Lifestyle Magazine Website

Issues 2015 – Present

Fete Lifestyle Magazine

“Fete Lifestyle Magazine (FLM) is a digital only publication that features a global view on food, fashion, design, travel, beauty, health, sports, fitness, celebrities, relationships, family, music, and entertainment.” – Website

GG Magazine

GG Magazine Website

Issues 2014 – Present

Hamburg, Germany: Grund Genug Verlag und Werbe

Luxury international lifestyle magazine with content on architecture, fashion, design, yachting, real estate, and travel. Issues are available at the link in several languages.

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Grass Roots Magazine Website

Issues 1982-2002

Australia: Grass Roots Magazine

“Grass Roots is Australia’s go-to magazine for those who wish to live a more productive and fulfilling life. It’s full of practical info from the people who have done it themselves, on a shoestring. Read about chooks, animal care, farmers markets, sustainable living, cooking healthy and allergy free recipes, building and retrofitting, gardening, craft, and much more.” – Publisher

High Times PDF-Magazines-Archive

High Times Magazine Website

Issues 1974-2016

U.S.: Publisher

“Founded in 1974 by Tom Forcade of the Underground Press Syndicate. It has been involved in the marijuana-using counterculture since its inception.” – Wikipedia. High Times magazine back issues, old High Times magazines, old High Times magazines online.

HomeSpun Magazines PDF

HomeSpun Magazine Website

Issues 2017 – 2019

Bend, Oregon: HomeSpun

“To educate and encourage people to be Doers, Tell producers’ stories, advertise their products and educate their customers, Bring together a community of Doers.” – Website

Honeysuckle Magazines PDF – Magazines to Read Online for Free

Honeysuckle Website

Issues 2015 – Present

Honeysuckle

“Honeysuckle Media is a provocative, female led print and digital publication that emphasizes diverse voices with high visual impact. We explore gender and sexuality, racial politics, the environment, cannabis and pop culture. Honeysuckle is motivated by our collective desire better ourselves and our surroundings. Our reporting reflects who we are, as our writers tend to ‘live what they write’ rather than just reporting on a topic.” – Website

Hypebeast Magazine – Magazines to Read Online for Free

Hypebeast Magazine Website

Issues 2016 – Present

Hong Kong: Hypebeast

“Men’s fashion, design, entertainment, tech, sports, etc.” – Website

In These Times Free Magazine Archives Database

In These Times Magazine Website

Issues 2001-2021

Issues 1976-2010 at UNZ

U.S.

“In These Times magazine provides readers with investigative reporting, provocative essays, debates about our political future and news straight from the front lines. In These Times reports on the upcoming legislative battles, current progressive political strategies and international news you need to know. This monthly news magazine is an indispensable alternative to the mainstream media for readers seeking an independent analysis of contemporary events and an in-depth look at issues that others ignore. ” – In These Times Magazine. In These Times magazine back issues.

Jet Old Magazine Archive – Free Reads Online

Jet Magazine Website

Issues 1951-2008

Chicago, IL

“Jet is a magazine marketed to African-American readers. It was founded in 1951 by John H. Johnson of the Johnson Publishing Company in Chicago, Illinois, as an American weekly. ” – Wikipedia. Jet magazine back issues, old Jet magazines, old Jet magazines online.

Luxury Indian Ocean Magazine

Luxury Indian Ocean Website

Issues 2014 – Present

Mediatiz

Mauritius, Reunion, Seychelles, Madagascar, Maldives. “Discover the Indian Ocean, a piece of paradise where finance, luxury real estate, lifestyle and services remain the cornerstones. Luxury Indian Ocean is a premium bilingual publication geared towards business, real estate, exceptional products and luxurious lifestyle within the Indian Ocean.” – Website

Mental Floss Magazine Archives Free

Mental Floss Magazine Website

Issues 2015

NYC: Minute Media

Founded in 2001, the magazine became a web-only publication in 2017. It presents facts, puzzles and trivia with a humorous tone. – Wikipedia. Mental Floss magazine free online.

Mother Jones Magazine Archives Online – Free Reads Online

Mother Jones Magazine Website

1976-2000

U.S.

“Mother Jones is a nonprofit magazine and news outlet that delivers original award-winning reporting on the urgent issues of our day, from politics and climate change to education and the food we eat. We investigate stories that are in the public’s interest. From revelatory scoops to deep-dive investigations, Mother Jones inspires 9 million monthly readers of our print, digital, and online journalism.” – Mother Jones Magazine. Mother Jones magazine free online, old Mother Jones magazines.

Pink Magazine

2016 – Present

Malta: Times of Malta

“Malta’s top women’s magazine contains in-depth articles that hit home, complete with useful tips. Pink is also big on fashion, health and beauty, fitness, culture, cookery, relationships, homes, history, horoscopes, humour, hip parties and hot products.” – Publisher

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Purist Magazine – Free Magazines to Download

Purist Website

Issues 2017 – Present

Purist

Lifestyle magazine.

Robb Report PDF-Magazines-Archive

Robb Report Magazine Website

Issues 2014-2016

NY: Robb Report Media

“The mission of this magazine is to be the leading international authority on luxury lifestyles. In pursuit of this mission, the magazine’s editors and writers seek out and report on a broad range of high-end, luxury lifestyle subjects. Its articles cover exotic automobiles, travel, investment, business, boating and real estate among other aspects of an upscale lifestyle. ” – Publisher.

Sunset Magazine Archive PDF

Sunset Magazine Website

Issues 1920-2000s

Sunset Publishing

Each image on this page opens an entire volume, with several months’ issues. Volume dates appear to range from 1920s to the early 2000s.
“Sunset magazine is one of the leading publications to bring all things found and made in the West into the hands of people across the country. From great restaurants to places to travel to for a little rest and relaxation to inspired ideas for decorating your home and improving your garden, Sunset magazine is dedicated to presenting you with the most beautiful aspects of the West. ” -Sunset Magazine. Sunset magazine back issues.

VegWorld Magazine – Free Back Issues of Magazines

VegWorld Magazine Website

2019 – Present

Vegworld Magazine

“VEGWORLD Magazine is the world’s first digital vegan magazine to connect you to the leaders, authors, and luminaries in plant based living. Each issue is packed with mouthwatering recipe videos, entertaining audio interviews with guest celebrities, and vital information on natural health from the world’s top medical doctors.” – FB page

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Whole Earth 1984-2002 (Black & White)


Parenting – Get Free Magazines

Child Magazine – Free Reads Online

Issues 2015 – 2020

Malta: Times of Malta

“The Magazine for Parents.” – Publisher.

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Family Times Magazine – Free Back Issues of Magazines

Family Times Website

Issues 2013 – Present

Syracuse, NY: Family Times

“We are an award-winning magazine with staff-written news, feature stories and artwork that inform and inspire Central New York parents and their children.” – Publisher.

Maternity & Infant Magazine – Women’s Magazines

Maternity & Infant Website

Issues 2014 – 2017

Dublin, Ireland: Ashville Media Group

“Ireland’s finest pregnancy and parenting magazine.” – Publisher. There are two issues from 2018 at the website link.

Visit our huge collection of free books on child development & parenting

Mini Magazine

Mini Magazine Website

Issues 2011 – Present

U.S.: Mini Magazine

“Mini Magazine is an award-winning, digital lifestyle publication for the modern parent.” – Publisher.

My Child Magazine – Free Reads Online

My Child Magazine Website

Issues 2014 – Present

Sydney, Australia: My Child

“My Child is a monthly publication that offers parents and parents-to-be intelligent, well-researched information on pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers and early childhood, as well as including all the fashion, interiors and product ideas you could ask for, all wrapped up in a beautifully designed package. ” – Publisher. Free back issues of magazines.

Suburban Parent Magazine

Issues 2017 – 2020

Irving, Texas: Suburban Parent

“Suburban Parent magazines is the premier, regional authority that parents turn to for local resources, event calendars, guidance on education, health, activities, parenting tips, as well as products and services in their area.” – Publisher.

Working Mother Magazine Online Free – Women’s Magazines

Working Mother Magazine Website

1979-2008

U.S.

“The magazine that helps career moms balance their personal and professional lives.” – Working Mother Magazine back issues.

Websites of More Parenting Magazines

Free online versions of these parenting magazines are not available, but their websites feature articles of interest.

FamilyFun

Parenting

Parents

Exceptional Parents

Adoptive Families

Fostering Families Today

Today’s Parent

Healthy Children

Gay Parent

The Informed Parent

Kiwi: growing families the natural and organic way

Twins: the magazine for multiples


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Aquarium Hobbyist Magazine – Free Reads Online

Aquarium Hobbyist Magazine Website

Issues 2017 – Present

Warwick, Rhode Island: Aquarium Hobbyist Magazine

See our collection of hundreds of free online books on dogs, cats & horses

Australian Quarter Horse Association Magazine – Magazines to Read Online for Free

Australian Quarter Horse Association Website Issues 2019 – Present

Tamworth NSW Australia: Australian Quarter Horse Association

The free magazine is on the website.

Bridle & Bit Magazine – Free Reads Online

Bridle & Bit Website

Issues 2016 – Present

Cave Creek, Arizona: Bridle & Bit

“Arizona based horse magazine since 1978. 120 pages average monthly issue. News from AQHA, NRHA, NCHA, Pro Rodeo, WPRA, USEF, American Horse Council, USDA, BLM, and more.” – Publisher.

The Cat Magazine – Magazines to Read Online for Free

The Cat Magazine Website

Issues 2009 – 2015

Haywards Heath, UK: Cats Protection

“The Cat magazine is the official supporter magazine of Cats Protection – published quarterly, it is packed with news, views and features for those who share our passion for all things feline. Cats Protection is the UK’s largest feline welfare charity. ” – Website.

You might like to see our free environment & wildlife magazines

Cats and Dogs, a Magazine Devoted to Companion Animals

Cats and Dogs Magazine Website

Issues 2018 – Present

Jenison, Michigan: Janet Vormittag

“Cats and Dogs, a Magazine Devoted to Companion Animals, serves West Michigan.” – Publisher.

Everything Horse Magazine – Free Reads Online

Everything Horse Magazine Website

Issues 2014 – Present

UK: Black Cherry Media

“The monthly magazine compliments the website and features articles, horse health information, training advice, product reviews and features, rider stories and more.” – Website

Flash Cats Magazine – Free Reads Online

New Zealand Cat Fancy Inc. Website

Issues 2018 – 2020

Otaki, New Zealand: New Zealand Cat Fancy Inc.

“The official publication of the New Zealand Cat Fancy Inc. The NZCF is the primary cat registry and governing body for cat clubs and their members in New Zealand who are interested in the breeding, welfare, and showing of pedigree and domestic cats.” – Publisher.

Herpetoculture Magazine – Free Reads Online

Herpetoculture Magazine Website

Issues 2019 – Present

U.S.: Herpetoculture Magazine

“The free digital reptile and amphibian magazine for and by the herp community.” – Website.

Lowcountry Dog Magazine

Lowcountry Dog Website

Issues 2009 – Present

Charleston, South Carolina: Low Country Dog

“Our mission is to be the number one Charleston area resource for dog owners regarding regional dog-centric and dog-welcoming events, health & wellness information, dog training, trends, and local news.” – Website.

Pet Companion Magazine – Free Magazines to Download

Pet Companion Magazine Website

Issues 2009 – Present

California: Pet Companion

“Southern California’s local magazine for pet lovers.” – Publisher

Pet Press Magazine – Free Reads Online

Safehaven Humane Society Website

Issues 2017 – Present

Tangent, Oregon: Safehaven Humane Society

“A quarterly magazine for rescue animal lovers.” – Publisher.

Redfish Magazine – Free Magazines to Download

2011-2013

Australia: Redfish

“Redfish magazine is an aquarium magazine distributed exclusively over the internet in digital form, free of charge. Redfish features dedicated sections for tropical, marine, coldwater and pond hobbyists.” – Publisher.

Reef Hobbyist Magazine – Free Magazines to Download

Reef Hobbyist Magazine Website

Issues 2015 – 2017

Orinda, California: Reef Hobbyist Magazine

There are many more issues for download, including the current issue, at the website link.

Rescue and Animal Care Magazine – Free Reads Online

Rescue and Animal Care Website

Issues 2017 – Present

Chelmsford, Essex, UK: Prowse Media

Covers the work of rescue centres, animals needing new homes, importance of responsible pet ownership, nutrition, pet behavior, etc.

Saddle Up Magazine

Saddle Up Magazine Website

Issues 2010 – Present

Armstrong, BC Canada: AE Publishing

“BC & Alberta Canada horse industry magazine. Western and English riding, club and industry news, events and horse sales.” – Publisher.

Southern Paws & Tails Magazine – Free Reads Online

Southern Paws & Tails Magazine Website

Issues 2015 – Present

Columbia, South Carolina: Chisolm

“Southern Paws & Tails magazine encourages responsible pet care and promotes the rescue and adoption of shelter pets. We offer up-to-date, valuable information about the health and well-being of dogs and cats from reliable sources, reputable organizations and animal specialists.” – Publisher.

Texas Dogs & Cats Magazine – Free Magazines to Download

Issues 2013 – 2020

San Antonio, Texas: Texas Dogs and Cats

“San Antonio’s Premier Pet Magazine.” – Website.

The Wag Magazine

The Wag Magazine Website

Issues 2015 – Present

Fountain Hills, Arizona: The Wag Magazine

“An informative, engaging magazine for dog and animal lovers sniffing for the best in services, events, products and advice for their pets and themselves.” – Publisher.

Your Horse and Country Magazine – Free Magazines to Download

Your Horse and Country Magazine Website

Issues 2018 – Present

Bristol, UK: YHC Group

“The UK’s largest glossy equestrian and country lifestyle seasonal magazine” – Website.

Websites of More Pet Magazines

Free online versions of these pet magazines are not available, but their websites feature articles of interest.

The Bark: dog is my co-pilot

Reptiles

Tropical Fish Hobbyist

Pets

Animal Wellness

CatWatch Newsletter

Modern Cat

Modern Dog

Cesar’s Way

Practical Fishkeeping

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