Close Icon
  • 164 pages 
  • 21cm x 15cm 
  • Published in London, 2017 

The Idler is something of a cult British institution. An independent magazine that existed before the internet had ushered in today’s print publishing renaissance, this 48th issue was published in 2016 as the first instalment of a new redesign that brought fresh purpose to a title that has been around since the early 90s.


As its name would suggest, The Idler likes to take things slowly. But it doesn’t stop there, spinning slowness out into a contrarian rejection of modern life and its variously unreasonable pressures. With its simple design and fantastic writing, it makes for a great and utterly original read.


In this issue:


  • Michael Palin in praise of procrastination
  • A brief history of the rambling bohemian
  • At home with long-time idler Louis Theroux
  • Will Self and Andrew Keen on the internet
Close Icon

Join our magazine club! Subscribe to Stack and every month we'll pick a different independent title and deliver it to your door. You never know what you'll get next...

Subscribe now