Get the past five issues of Utah Stories magazine for just $8.99!
Pick it up at our downtown Salt Lake City office or Classics Cafe (507 East 300 South) for no delivery charge and two free movie tickets to Brewvies Cinema Pub (a $12.00 value!)
Other Purchase Options
*Utah Stories Magazine Collection On special February only! All nine issues of Utah Stories Magazine for just $13.99! Limited Supply based on inventory on February 16th, 2010.
Current Issue Of Utah Stories Magazine Buy our current month's issue
Main Street Revealed Get the issue that tells the true story of Main Street Salt Lake City, that they don't want you to know.
Farmers Market Stories (Limited) Get 5 out of 10 of the collection of Farmers Market Stories
Premium Utah Stories Collection Receive all 7 Utah Stories magazine back issues, as well as all the complete 9 issue collection of Farmers Market Stories. *Limited supply only 50 in stock.
Utah Stories in Print
Utah Stories began as a web site marketed with pamphlets distributed at Salt Lake City's Farmers Market. Our first series of pamphlets were stories of succesful farmers market artisans and vendors.
Printed in-house on recycled speckle-tone paper, the Farmers Market collection of stories featured 9 stories on entrepreneurs who used the Farmers Market to test their business concepts.
These initial pamphlets (printed in the summer of 2008) were a hit! Not only did they attract readers to our website but the weekly pamphlets turned into collectors items.
These stories are inspirational and the business owners profiled are diverse: From an out-of-work contractor who began building toys and eventually "rocking chopper motorcycles" to a Mexican immigrant who began selling beans 12 years ago, and now owns one of the largest Mexican food product companies in the Western U.S. We also profile several artists such as bowl makers --Kurt and Melody Bellock, who recycle fallen trees into beautiful wooden bowls inlaid with minerals.
The downtown Salt Lake City farmers market is one of the most succesful outdoor markets in the U.S -- read about the business owners who have made this market such a huge success. Buy the Farmers market story collection while supplies last (only 50 in stock).
Utah Stories Magazine Collection
In June 2009, Utah Stories decided to take the plunge into print media and swim upstream through a storm of naysayers.
"Print media is dying." "Newspapers are dying...Soon all print media will become obsolete." While we were well aware of the problems surrounding traditional media-- we found a niche: offering a completely free magazine that tells the news from the perspective of small business owners; informing residents where special interest powers are affecting their landscape; and spotlighting inspirational local artists and business owners.
After our first seven issues we can now say that Utah Stories Magazine is a success. Residents tell us on a daily basis how much they enjoy our stories and coverage. Many readers tell us our "Go Local Guide" remains a permanent fixture in their bags when they are considering their next local shopping or dining spot. The magazine is a digest 8.5" x 5.5": its a convenient size and advertising is limited to businesses readers and contributors of Utah Stories personally endorse: The best of local Utah is found inside. We have had readers tell us that because we only endorse the best of local Utah, that rather than a distraction-- they actually enjoy the ads! Our talented in-house team of designers create ads that capture the essence of local ma and pa shops and this has attracted many of the favorite local businesses of Salt Lake City and Sugar House.
Why sell back issues?
While new issues of Utah Stories will remain free-of-charge for everyone in the surrounding Salt Lake City area, we have found we have readers who are collecting back issues. Currently only 6 percent of all Utah Stories magazines that are distributed are returned. We are safe-keeping this limited supply of back issues for collectors. Every magazine we sell is in mint condition and will certainly fetch a good price years down the road.
Example Comparison the Salt Flat News An independent newspaper that began in Salt Lake City in 1970, originally sold for ten cents. Today, a single issues of the Salt Flat News sells for over $100 in rare book stores. The entire collection sells for over $1000. We can't predict the future value of these magazines, but nearly every rare limited eddition magazine or newspaper from the past has proven highly collectable and an excellent investment.
Prices will increase as supplies decrease, so start building your collection today!
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