There are so many great things about living abroad, but an abundance of affordable reading material is not one of them. Most magazines are imported into Lebanon, so you can undoubtedly find whatever title you’re looking for – but it will come at a price. An Us Weekly alone can cost upwards of LL15,000 or $10, not including your dignity when you head to the counter with an US Weekly under your arm.
Luckily, everything you could ever want to read is available online at Issuu.com. From The New Yorker to Vogue to People, you may have to hunt for it, but it’s there. And for free! I know, I know, you’d never be caught dead reading a gossip magazine – now that you can get it online, no one will ever see you.
I’ve pulled together a not-so-definitive November reading list, which I’ll add to as I discover new titles.
We welcome your own favorite Issuu.com finds in the comments.
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