About Us

Nostalgia Magazine printed its first issue in October 1999, dedicated to sharing memories and history of the Inland Northwest, especially Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, and the surrounding areas in eastern Washington and northern Idaho.

The cover of the October 1999 issue of Nostalgia Magazine, our first issue.

Over the last two decades, thousands of readers, authors, and historians have submitted stories and photos for publication in Nostalgia Magazine, and the archives now hold an incredibly diverse collection of material that together tells the story of our region, from its earliest years as the home of many Columbian Plateau tribes to more recent stories of pioneers, veterans, crooners, lawmen, crooks, vagabonds, and beyond.

In 2011, Nostalgia Magazine‘s original publisher and founder, Byron King, wanted to retire, and Nostalgia was purchased by Garrin Hertel, whose father, George Hertel, was a subscriber. Garrin’s mom, Sally Hertel, grew up in Spokane and graduated from Lewis and Clark High School in 1954, and Whitworth College in 1958.

Today, Nostalgia Magazine continues its mission to share and preserve Inland Northwest memories and history under the umbrella of Bozzi Media, publishers of the region’s oldest city lifestyle magazine, Spokane Coeur d’Alene Living. The entire team at Bozzi Media has been born and raised in our region and have in common an adoration of sharing stories that paint the picture of this region’s legacy. Your words and your stories will be treasured and cared for when you choose to share them in Nostalgia Magazine.

Learn more about sharing your family history, your memories, and your researched history articles on our story submission page. Additionally, Nostalgia Magazine promotes the work of authors, historians, museums, and historical societies.

Please get in touch with us to learn more about how you can contribute to the mission of Nostalgia Magazine at submissions@nostalgiamagazine.net.

To advertise in Nostalgia Magazine, please give us a call at (509) 533-5303. Or email us at info@nostalgiamagazine.net.