Cover from the the May issue
of County Lines magazine,
 1978

County Lines is an independent monthly magazine highlighting southeast Pennsylvania’s Chester County and its four neighbors: Montgomery, Delaware, Berks and Lancaster counties as well as New Castle County in Delaware. In line with its local focus, the tone of our magazine is always positive and tasteful. Besides being one of the most widely read magazines in the region, County Lines is also the oldest. First appearing in September 1977, it has been continuously published ever since and always dedicated to the region’s rich culture and remarkable heritage.

Regional Focus

Content of the magazine spans many topics--arts, theatre, dining, equestrian events, athletics, antiques, festivals, shopping, history, wildlife, philanthropy and more--but the common thread is “local interest.”

The core staff of the magazine, as well as most of its writers and photographers, are nearly all long-time residents of County Lines country and proud of it.

Our advertisers are mainly small, highly-regarded shops, restaurants, schools, museums, realtors, banks, and other businesses and organizations with deep connections to our community and a long relationship with our magazine.

The editors, whether searching for compelling stories or for entertainment, restaurants, music, art, theatre, or other events and places to recommend, focus almost exclusively on our region.

 

Themes

County Lines is a regional magazine, offering information, insight and recommendations about events, dining, and entertainment in Chester County and surrounding areas. Each issue is themed. Sample themes include:

January Dining Guide
February Fine Homes & Design
March Antiques & Fine Furnishings
April Weddings and other Beginnings
May Equestrian Issue
June Outdoor Living
July Guide to the Region
August Guide to the Good Life
September Celebrating Chester County
October Shopping & Dining Across County Lines
November Holiday Shopping & Happenings
December A County Lines Christmas

 

Click here to see our current editorial calendar and media kit!

On average, about 80,000 people read County Lines Magazine every month. Mostly, the readership lives in Chester County and immediately surrounding counties. The typical reader is affluent, well-educated, and community-oriented. Most readers pick up their copies in fine shops and restaurants. Some are sold at newstands, in bookstores or by subscription. Many go to the offices of doctors, dentists, lawyers, business executives, and community leaders. 


Playbills

County Lines' parent company ValleyDel Publications also publishes playbills for local theaters include Media Theatre, People's Light, The Playhouse at Rodney Square and The Grand Opera House. To find out more, visit our playbill website.