The Chicagoan — ‘an interesting publishing experiment’

The debut issue of the “new” Chicagoan magazine is being sold in 1920s-style pop-up newsstands around the Windy City, as well as through independent bookstores and boutiques.

Though uncertain, business is promising — [publisher J.C.] Gabel reports moving $500 worth of magazines in one hour. The Chicagoan, which can also be ordered online, is an interesting publishing experiment, which is so far bypassing the middlemen of magazine distribution.

Gabel, who founded Stop Smiling magazine, says the Chicagoan will publish long-form journalism about “the arts, culture, innovators and history of Chicago and the greater Midwest.”

* The return of The Chicagoan