Membership Plans – Become a Member!

After 500+ free issues distributed over 26 years, The Reader needs you.

We need to pay writers, so you can read even more. We won’t waste your time, our news will focus, as it always has, on the stories other media miss and a cultural community — from arts to foods to local independent business — that defines us. Please support your locally-owned news media by becoming a member today. You can do it monthly, or take the plunge and do an annual membership.

Not interested in becoming a member right now?  Consider joining our newsletter.

Start Plan – $5/mo or $50/yr

Start Plan Benefits

  • Member Support Recognition Page – Kinda like having your name on a brick on a fancy walk, but on a special page on thereader.com. Aliases welcome.
  • The Reader Home Delivered Every Month – Stay safe, take The Reader at home (or your other address) by USPS delivery.
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Support Plan – $10/mo or $100/yr

Support Plan Benefits

  • Member Support Recognition Page – Kinda like having your name on a brick on a fancy walk, but on a special page on thereader.com. Aliases welcome.
  • The Reader Home Delivered Every Month – Stay safe, take The Reader at home (or your other address) by USPS delivery.
  • Our Secret Social Media Group – What are we saying, who’s talking about what? Join and find out! But don’t tell anyone else, it’s secret. (Currently only available by Facebook Group)
  • The Reader Gift Subscription – Keep social distance, hold on to your own copy of The Reader, and send a gift subscription to family and friends. (Can be the same address if it’s that hard to share).
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Pillar Plan – $20/mo or $200/yr

Pillar Plan Benefits

  • Member Support Recognition Page – Kinda like having your name on a brick on a fancy walk, but on a special page on thereader.com. Aliases welcome.
  • The Reader Home Delivered Every Month – Stay safe, take The Reader at home (or your other address) by USPS delivery.
  • Our Secret Social Media Group – What are we saying, who’s talking about what? Join and find out! But don’t tell anyone else, it’s secret. (Currently only available by Facebook Group)
  • The Reader Gift Subscription – Keep social distance, hold on to your own copy of The Reader, and send a gift subscription to family and friends. (Can be the same address if it’s that hard to share).
  • An Invite to a Publisher Chat – Held virtually for now, meet with the publisher in a small group setting to give him a piece of your mind or hear more about the future plans for The Reader and its sister publication, El Perico. If you don’t care about, we could also give you another gift subscription (fancier schwag coming).
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