Exploring cultures and communities – the slow way

Delivery costs

For customers in Europe, purchasing back copies of hidden europe magazine, the prices quoted on our webpage already include all handling and shipping costs plus value-added tax (VAT) where applicable. For more information on VAT, please click here. This all-inclusive price with postage applies not just to destinations in the European Union, but really to the whole of Europe. So whether you live in Iceland or Germany, Britain or Bulgaria, that's the price that applies to you. For purchases of signed copies of our Europe by Rail book - which we only make available from time to time - slightly different arrangements apply. Here the postage appropriate to the delivery address is added. Note that we do not ship the book to destinations outside Europe.

If you purchase hidden europe for delivery to an address outside Europe, you will see that our online shop calculates the total price for purchasing hidden europe in two parts. The first consists of the product price. The second part are the extra shipping costs, which are added during the checkout process. This additional shipping cost for mailings to destinations outside Europe is very modest. So, by way of example, a single issue delivered to an address in North America costs just €1 more than for that same single issue sent to an address in Europe. Just remember that delivery to addresses outside Europe will generally take a week or long longer than for delivery within Europe. We ship via regular airmail post.

Publication schedule

You can purchase hidden europe on an issue-by-issue basis. With our decision in 2022 to cease publication in summer 2023 we are stopped offering subscriptions. For 2023, we had two issues. Issue 69, published mid-March, and Issue 70 which was published on 20 July 2023. Issue 70 is our swansong, but you can still order back issues. Order are usually dispatched within one week and often much quicker.

Most back issues, going right back to issue 1, are available. They can be purchased singly or as discounted sets. We also offer themed sets.

Last updated: 29 December 2023