Re: Just another symptom
"They're the only shop around here that stocks Railway Modeller."
Subscribing usually gets you the magazine you want at 1/2 to 2/3 the price, 2-6 weeks before it shows up in the shop AND you know you're going to get it. It also means the magazine gets a bigger cut of your money which keeps them viable longer.
Otherwise you're at the mercy of the distributors going "not enough of those going there, we're going to discontinue 'em"
Most newsagents make money on booze and tobacco sales, everything else is noise.