Since 2009 K & L Media, Inc. has been producing national award-winning publications connecting advertisers with active affluent households in the North Puget Sound Region. By providing local content that Speaks to Where We Live we help our readers become connected to the people and businesses in their communities and beyond.

All our readers are outdoor enthusiasts, love to travel, and are active and involved in all aspects of the community from dining out to attending events.

Bellingham Alive Magazine is available at over 400 newsstands from Seattle to the Canadian border. Retailers include Haggens, Rite Aid, Bartells, Fred Meyer, Central Markets, Safeway, Albertsons, and independent markets.

In addition to our rapidly growing subscriber base we are prominently displayed in 2950 hotel rooms throughout the North Sound. You will also find us in all hospitals, physician offices, professional waiting rooms, and select beauty salons from N. Seattle to the Canadian Border.

Bellingham Alive is the in-flight magazine for San Juan Airlines is prominently displayed on Amtrak – Cascade trains, all routes from Eugene, OR to Vancouver, B.C.

Couture Weddings is distributed to all subscribers and placed in professional waiting rooms. Copies are also distributed at bridal shows and events throughout the North Sound.

NSL Guestbook is a beautiful, hardcover coffee table book placed in hotel rooms and visitor bureaus throughout Whatcom, Skagit, and San Juan Counties.

In August of 2018 K & L Media conducted a circulation audit and readership study. The numbers below reflect that audit and study.


Bellingham Alive | 26,183            
NSL Guest Book | 20,000
Couture Weddings | 20,000


Bellingham Alive | 207,102          
NSL Guest Book | 2,088,000
Couture Weddings | 121,5000


51     Median age
77%  Female
82%  Educated, hold a graduate degree or higher
28%  CEO | Business Owner
159,699  Average Household Income
595,000  Average Home Value
92%  Trust advertisers found in the magazine


100%  Read magazine cover to cover
87%  Read last 5 out of 5 magazines
54%  Spent over and hour reading each issue
86%  Have visited a store or website off an ad seen in the magazine
46%  Hold onto the magazine and refer back to articles
24%  Give to a friend when they are done reading


90%  Dined at a restaurant found in magazine
44%  Exercise at a health club
49%  Attend a sporting event
68%  Visit a spa &  43%  Play Golf
78%  Attended an event found in magazine


30 Days of Giveaways: Every August, we host a contest on our website — highlighting a different local business promotion each day on our website, social media platforms, digital magazine editions, and in print magazine editions.

Pros to Know: We’re showcasing professionals in our area, offering a variety of services to readers — from home renovation to insurance providers.

Shop Local: We feature eight local retail businesses in our Shop Local section, highlighting unique products that our readers are sure to love.

MENU Talk: We’re featuring select menu items from local restaurants in our weekly email and social media blast “MENU Talk.”

MENU Pages: Restaurants and food businesses can have their menus featured with full page advertisements in our annual publication “MENU.”

Digital Advertising: Promote your business with a personal dedicated e-blast to be sent out to our 7,000 + (and counting) digital blast subscribers.


For rates and additional information please contact our sales department at or 360.483.4576, ext. 4


Bellingham Alive 2023 Editorial Calendar


If you are a current advertiser, please download our Ad Specification Sheet for full production details. Please direct any questions to our Art Director Dean Davidson at or 360-483-4576 ext 3

Note: Circulation numbers include subscribers, digital subscriptions, and single copy sales.