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Esquire PDF Magazine

Esquire Magazine Website

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. Men’s magazines online, Free PDF magazines, PDF back issues, freepdfmagazine.

Facts.net Free Magazines PDF

Facts.Net Magazine Website

New York

A free online “magazine”. “Since 1997, Facts.net is the biggest online facts collection site, an ever-growing knowledge base for the world’s most random and interesting facts. We have thousands of facts about nearly anything you could think of. With an affinity for research, we’re always looking at what’s happening now, what’s changing, and what’s emerging in the future.” -Website.
Hundreds of illustrated articles, arranged into broad categories such as Lifestyle, History, Nature, World, and Science, with many more subcategories. Almost every conceivable interest is covered.

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GQ Free PDF Magazines

GQ Magazine Website

2015-2016

Conde Nast

“GQ (formerly Gentlemen’s Quarterly) magazine is an American international monthly men’s magazine based in New York City and founded in 1931. The publication focuses on fashion, style, and culture for men, though articles on food, movies, fitness, sex, music, travel, sports, technology, and books are also featured.” – Wikipedia. Men’s fashion magazine, men’s style magazine, free PDF magazines, free PDF magazine back issues.

Men’s Fitness PDF Magazine Back Issues

Men’s Fitness Magazine Website

2015-2016

U.S.: American Media, UK: Dennis

“Men’s Fitness was a men’s magazine published by American Media, Inc and founded in the United States in 1987. The magazine’s slogan was “How the Best Man Wins”. The magazine targeted men ages 21–40 years and featured in-depth articles on fitness, nutrition, and sports, as well as sex tips, fashion advice, interviews, recipes, and surveys.” Dennis Publishing acquired the publishing rights in the UK and Ireland in 2009, and continues to publish it today. The U.S. version of the magazine was folded into Men’s Journal in 2017. – Wikipedia. Men’s fitness magazine, PDF magazine archive.

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Men’s Health Free PDF Magazines

Men’s Health Magazine Website

2006-2008

U.S.

“Men’s Health (MH), published by Hearst, is the world’s largest men’s magazine brand, with 35 editions in 59 countries. It is also the best-selling men’s magazine on U.S. newsstands. Although originally started as a men’s health magazine, it currently covers various men’s lifestyle topics such as fitness, nutrition, fashion, and sexuality.” -Wikipedia.
“Men’s Health is the essential read for guys who want to be stronger, smarter, grittier and wealthier. Men’s Health is dedicated to providing the tools and practical solutions for success in all aspects of life.” – Men’s Health Magazine back issues. Men’s health & fitness magazine.

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Popular Mechanics Free PDF Magazine Back Issues

Popular Mechanics Magazine Website

1905-1917; 1921-2005

1918-1920

100+ issues from 1906-2012

Chicago

“Popular Mechanics is for people who have a passion to know how things work. It’s about how the latest advances in science and technology will impact your home, your car, consumer electronics, computers, even your health.” – Popular Mechanics Magazine. Popular Mechanics archives, PDF magazines.

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Popular Science Online Magazine PDF

Popular Science Magazine Website

1872-2009

Some from 2015 & Various Years

U.S.

“Popular Science magazine is one of the nation’s oldest and most influential magazines on trends in the scientific world. It provides a way for you to stay updated on the newest technology, inventions, and theories that affect our world today. Popular Science magazine also has many practical and insightful news stories that every household can use.” – Popular Science Magazine. Magazine archive, Popular Science back issues, Science and mechanics archives, Popular Science archives, PDF magazine archive.

Robb Report PDF Magazine Free

Robb Report Magazine Website

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. Lifestyle for men magazine, freepdfmagazine.


Computer PDF Magazines Free

Apple Computer Periodicals Collection

Magazine Variety

Various Publishers

Enormous Internet Archive online collection of magazines for users of Apple computers, dating from Apple’s earliest days until recently. Free computer magazines, Apple magazine archive, free PDF magazine back issues.

Apple Online Magazine PDF

Apple Magazine Website

2011-2016

Ivan Castilho de Almeida

AppleMagazine is a weekly publication packed with news, iTunes and Apps reviews, interviews and original articles on anything and everything Apple. AppleMagazine brings a new concept of light, intelligent, innovative reading to your fingertips; with a global view of Apple and its influence on our lives – be it leisure activities, family or work-collaborative projects. Elegantly designed and highly interactive, AppleMagazine will also keep you updated on the latest weekly news. It’s that simple! It’s all about Apple and its worldwide culture influence.” Read magazines online free, Apple Magazine back issues, Apple magazine archive, PDF magazine archive.

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Byte Online Magazine PDF

1988-1997

New Hampshire: Green

“Byte (stylized as BYTE) was an American microcomputer magazine, influential in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s because of its wide-ranging editorial coverage. Whereas many magazines were dedicated to specific systems or the home or business users’ perspective, Byte covered developments in the entire field of “small computers and software”, and sometimes other computing fields such as supercomputers and high-reliability computing. Coverage was in-depth with much technical detail, rather than user-oriented.” – Wikipedia. Byte magazine archive, PDF magazines.

Computer Arts Free Back Issues of Magazines

Computer Arts Magazine Website

1997-2016

Future

“The world’s leading magazine for graphic designers.” – Publisher. Computer Arts magazine back issues.

Computer Magazine PDF Collection

Archive Collection

Various

This large collection at the Internet Archive contains over 200 magazine titles and thousands of issues, published throughout the era of the personal computer. “Rising from user support groups, computer companies themselves, and publishing houses willing to risk cash and time to fund them, these magazines set the stage for the home computer revolution.” – Internet Archive. Free computer magazine back issues.

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Computerworld Magazines PDF

Computerworld Magazine Website

2001-2007 at Google Books

1967-2014 at Internet Archive

International Data Corporation

Founded in 1967, Computerworld’s audience was information technology and business technology professionals. “Considered the technology book of record, Computerworld has reported on the major tech trends for over half a century from mainframes, minicomputers, microcomputers, to iPhones, tablets and Artificial Intelligence.” – Publisher. Computerworld magazine back issues.

C|Net Magazine

CNet Magazine Website

Fort Mill, South Carolina: Red Ventures

“CNET tells you what’s new in tech, culture and science, why it matters, how it works and what you need. Our global team works 24/7 to explore and explain the changing world around us. You can depend on CNET for news, commentary, analysis, features, FAQs, advice, hands-on reviews, buying guides, amazing photography and fun and informative videos.” – Publisher. Cnet magazine archive.

CPU: Computer Power User Free PDF Magazines

2004-2014

Nebraska: Sandhills

CPU – Computer Power User, is apparently no longer being published. Very little information about it was found.

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Custom Online Magazine PDF

Custom PC Magazine Website

2015-2016

UK: Raspberry PI Trading

“Custom PC is a monthly guide for the advanced PC users who are obsessed with maximizing the power and speed of their computer and stamping their personality on the kit.” – Publisher. Custom PC magazine back issues.

HackSpace Online Magazine PDF

HackSpace Magazine Website

2017-2021

UK: Raspberry PI Trading

“HackSpace is the new monthly magazine for the modern maker. We’ll teach you new techniques and give you refreshers on familiar ones, from 3D printing, laser cutting, and woodworking to electronics and Internet of Things.” – Publisher. HackSpace magazine back issues.

Hello World FreePDFMagazines

Hello World Magazine Website

2017-2020

UK: Raspberry PI Trading

“The computing and digital making magazine for educators. The magazine, published three times per year, is available entirely free as a Creative Commons PDF download.” – Publisher. Hello World magazine archives.

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MacWorld PDFMagazines

MacWorld Magazine Website

1984-1999

U.S.: IDG
IDG Communications

“Macworld is the ultimate resource for savvy users of Apple products. Every issue is filled with authoritative news, analysis, and tips about all things Apple – Mac, iPhone, iPad, and beyond! Best of all, Macworld brings you the most trusted product reviews, from Apple hardware to accessories to the very best apps.” – Publisher. MacWorld Magazine back issues. Free PDF magazine back issues.

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MagPi Magazine PDF

MagPi Magazine Website

2012-2021

UK: Raspberry PI Trading

“The MagPi is The Official Raspberry Pi magazine. Written by and for the community, it is packed with Raspberry Pi-themed projects, computing and electronics tutorials, how-to guides, and the latest news and reviews.” – Publisher. MagPi magazine free back issues, freepdfmagazine.

PC World Magazine

PC World Magazine Website

IDG Communications

“Get buying advice from PCWorld’s reviews and lab-based rankings for laptops, PCs, smartphones, digital cameras, printers, HDTVs and more. Set up a home network. Make your PC faster. Choose effective anti-virus software. Every issue of PCWorld is packed with award-winning articles, product rankings, news, reviews, how-tos, tips, bugs & fixes and much more.” – Publisher. PC World magazine free.

Retro Gamer Magazine PDF

Retro Gamer Magazine Website

2004(?) – 2021

UK

“Retro Gamer is a British magazine, published worldwide, covering retro video games. It was the first commercial magazine to be devoted entirely to the subject. Launched in January 2004 as a quarterly publication, Retro Gamer soon became a monthly. In 2005, a general decline in gaming and computer magazine readership led to the closure of its publishers, Live Publishing, and the rights to the magazine were later purchased by Imagine Publishing. It was taken over by Future plc on 21 October 2016, following Future’s acquisition of Imagine Publishing.” – Wikipedia.

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Smart Computing – PDF Magazine Archives

2004-2013

Nebraska: Sandhills

“Smart Computing was a monthly computing and technology magazine published by Sandhills Publishing Company in Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. First released under the name PC Novice, it was published from 1990 to 2013” – Wikipedia. Smart Computing magazine back issues free.

Wired Magazine

Wired Magazine Current Digital Issue

1990s – 2015

Conde Nast

Wired magazine is a computer magazine devoted to readers who want to know more about that world. Every issue covers the newest and hottest electronic devices, giving readers an inside look at those devices before they hit the streets. From the hottest technologies to reviews of the best devices on the market, Wired magazine is a must-read publication for those interested in technology. – Wired Magazine. Wired magazine back issues free.


Games Free PDF Magazines

Computer and Video Games PDF Magazine

1981-1999

UK: Future

“Computer and Video Games (CVG, C&VG or C+VG) was a UK-based video game magazine, published in its original form between 1981 and 2004. Its offshoot website was launched in 1999 and closed in February 2015. It was the world’s first dedicated video games magazine.” – Wikipedia. Computer and Video games magazine back issues free. Free PDF magazine back issues.

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Computer Gaming World – PDF Magazine

1982-2006

CA: Golden Empire

Computer Gaming World (CGW) was an American computer game magazine published between 1981 and 2006. Computer Gaming World magazines free.

Edge Free Back Issues of Magazines PDF

Edge Magazine Website

1993-2007

UK: Future

“Edge is a multi-format video game magazine published by Future plc in the United Kingdom, which publishes 13 issues of the magazine per year.” – Publisher. Edge magazine free back issues.

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Game and Gamer Collection – Free PDF Magazine Back Issues

Archive Collection

Various

This is a collection of magazines and newsletters based around gaming of all sorts: Arcade games, Computer Games, Console Games, as well as Board Games, Role-Playing Games, and any other sort of related entertainment. Collection at the Internet Archive. Various game and gamer PDF magazines free.

The General – Free PDF Magazines Back Issues

1964-1998

Baltimore, MD: Avalon Hill

“The General (1964–1998) was a bi-monthly periodical devoted to supporting Avalon Hill’s line of wargames, with articles on game tactics, history, and industry news. It was the first professionally produced wargaming magazine for the nascent cardboard and hex-map wargaming hobby. Over the years the magazine was variously called The Avalon Hill General, Avalon Hill’s General, The General Magazine, or simply General. With the sale of Avalon Hill to Hasbro in 1998 the magazine ceased.” – Wikipedia. Avalon Hill began producing games for the computer in the early or mid-90s, and the magazine issues of that period reflect the change. The General free back issues of magazines.

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PC Zone Free PDF Magazine

1993-2010

UK: Dennis, Future Plc

“PC Zone, founded in 1993, was the first magazine dedicated to games for IBM-compatible personal computers to be published in the United Kingdom. The last issue of PC Zone went on sale 2 September 2010. ” – Wikipedia. PC Zone free back issues of magazines .

Playstation PDF Magazine Collection

Magazine collection

Various publishers

At this site there are numerous back issues of various magazines dedicated to games for Sony Playstation game consoles. Titles include: Playstation Max, Playstation Pro, Playstation World, Extreme Playstation, Planet Playstation, Mean Machines Playstation and more. Various Playstation magazines free archive.

Retro Gamer Free Back Issues of Magazines

Retro Gamer Magazine Website

2004(?) – 2021

UK

“Retro Gamer is a British magazine, published worldwide, covering retro video games. It was the first commercial magazine to be devoted entirely to the subject. Launched in January 2004 as a quarterly publication, Retro Gamer soon became a monthly. In 2005, a general decline in gaming and computer magazine readership led to the closure of its publishers, Live Publishing, and the rights to the magazine were later purchased by Imagine Publishing. It was taken over by Future plc on 21 October 2016, following Future’s acquisition of Imagine Publishing.” – Wikipedia

Wireframe FreePDFMagazine

Wireframe Magazine Website

1995-2020

UK: Raspberry Pi Trading

“Wireframe magazine is a monthly magazine that lifts the lid on video games. In every issue, we’ll be looking at how games are made, who makes them, and even guide you through the process of making your own.” – Publisher. Wireframe magazine back issues free.


Automotive & Aviation Free PDF Magazines

American Car & Classic American Free Magazines PDF

Classic American! Website

2014-2016

U.S. & UK

Two similar magazines are represented here: “American Car” & “Classic American”. Magazine back issues free, free PDF magazines back issues.

American Motorcyclist Magazines PDF

American Motorcyclist Magazine Website

1982-2007

Chicago: American Motorcyclist Association

“American Motorcyclist is an American magazine published monthly by the American Motorcyclist Association, covering issues of importance to its members, including legislation and regulations, touring, trail riding, motocross, enduros, road racing, cruisers and dirt track.” – Wikipedia. American Motorcyclist magazine archive free.

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American Motorist PDF Magazine

Vols 1,2,4,5,8,9,10,11,12,13,14

Vols 6,7,8,9,10,13,14,15,16

Washington, DC

All volumes from 1909 to 1924 except Vol. 3 (1911) are at the two links.
“Magazine published by major membership organization for drivers (American Automobile Association); contains many ads as well as articles chronicling the growth of the automobile industry. Each issue provides copious additional information on the building of roads, tourism, touring, and tourist camps, exemplary motorists and good driving skills, as well as other related topics.” – Library of Congress American Memory site.

Aviation Week & Space Technology Free PDF Magazines

Aviation Week Magazine Website

1916-1963

U.S.: Aviation Week Network

“Aviation Week & Space Technology, often abbreviated Aviation Week or AW&ST, is the flagship magazine of the Aviation Week Network. The weekly magazine is available in print and online, reporting on the aerospace, defense and aviation industries, with a core focus on aerospace technology. It has a reputation for its contacts inside the United States military and industry organizations.” – Internet Archive. Aviation Week magazine back issues free.

BBC Top Gear PDF Magazines

BBC Top Gear Magazine Website

UK: BBC

“Top Gear is the UK’s best-selling car magazine and delivers innovative and exciting motoring news and views from across the globe every month.” – Publisher. Besides the UK, the magazine has international sites in nine other countries. Links are found on the bottom of the site’s front page.

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Flight International Free Magazine PDF

Flight International Magazine Website

1909-1934

UK: DVV Media Group

“Flight International is a monthly magazine focused on aerospace. Published in the United Kingdom and founded in 1909 as “A Journal devoted to the Interests, Practice, and Progress of Aerial Locomotion and Transport”, it is the world’s oldest continuously published aviation news magazine.” – Wikipedia.

The Horseless Age PDF Magazine

1895-1918

New York

Automobile Trade Magazine 1895-1918. This was the first magazine to cover conveyances powered by internal combustion engines.

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Hot Rod – Free PDF Magazine

Hot Rod Magazine Website

U.S.: Motor Trend Group

Hot Rod is a monthly American car magazine devoted to hot rodding, drag racing, and muscle cars—modifying automobiles for performance and appearance. It has been published since 1948.

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Motor Age – Free PDF Magazine

1904-1922

Chicago

An early weekly trade publication that covered automotive industry news and auto racing. Old magazine archive.

Motor Trend – Magazines PDF

Motor Trend Magazine Website

U.S.: Motor Trend Group

Motor Trend is an American automobile magazine that first appeared in 1949. It is now published by the Motor Trend Group. It is one of the most popular American car magazines, with a circulation over 1 million.

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The Motorcycle Illustrated Magazine – PDFMagazines

1908-1922

New York

“Devoted to the Development of Motorcycling in America”. Magazine archives, PDF magazine archive.

Motorcycle PDF Magazines (Variety)

Magazine Variety

Various Publishers

Issues mostly from 2015-16 from a number of magazine titles, including American Iron, Hot Bike, Classic Racer, Road Rider, Two Wheels, Cycle World, Motorcycle Bagger, Cycle Source, and more. Publishers from the U.S., Australia, UK, Canada, India. Various motorcycle magazines back issues free.

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Old Cars Weekly – Magazines PDF

Old Cars Weekly Magazine Website

U.S.: Active Interest Media

“Old Cars covers the entire field of collectible automobiles — from the classic touring cars and roadsters of the early 1900s, to the popular muscle cars of the 1960s,’70s, and ’80s. The magazine includes historical perspectives and facts on cars and their manufacturers, and reports on attractions at upcoming shows, auction news and results, show reports, and more. Each issue includes hundreds of upcoming show listings, as well as classified ads.” – Publisher

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Road & Track Magazine PDF

Road & Track Magazine Website

U.S.: Hearst Communications

“Road & Track is written for the automotive enthusiast and contains information about cars and driving blended with wide-ranging feature stories, entertainment and racing coverage.” – Publisher

Sportsman Pilot – Free PDF Magazines

1981-1996

U.S.: Sportsman Pilot

“Sportsman Pilot was published for 30 years by aviation writer and editor Jack Cox. Cox and his wife, Golda, edited Sport Aviation, the flagship publication of the Experimental Aircraft Association, from 1969 through 1999. The Coxes launched their own publication, Sportsman Pilot, in 1981, in part so that Cox could devote more page space to the various historic and technical aspects of aircraft construction, restoration, and aviation history. Sportsman Pilot ceased publication after Cox’s death in 2011. ” – AOPA Website.

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Torque Free PDF Magazine

Torque Magazine Website

2006-2008

UK: Race Drivers Academy

“Torque magazine is a monthly motorsport magazine which is published by The Race Drivers Academy in the United Kingdom. The magazine is written solely by racing drivers and includes interviews, guest columnists and articles written by other racing drivers.” – Publisher. Torque magazine back issues.

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