Advertise with The Almanack

Current Publication and Distribution

The Gruber Almanack, LLC of Mercersburg, Pennsylvania proudly offers its traditional J. Gruber's Hagerstown Town & Country Almanack, the second oldest almanac in the United States and the ONLY one still published by descendants of its founder, colonial printer, John Gruber. It sells for only $5.95 on newsstands and $8.70 mail-order (includes $2.75 S&H). For 228 years, The Almanack has been widely distributed throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region, specifically in Maryland, the District of Columbia, West Virginia, Virginia, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Washington, DC, is our leading market area, followed closely by Baltimore, MD, and then the rural areas of Maryland and West Virginia. For a complete listing of local retailers, please go to 'Where To Buy Us' at

Reference the 2025 Almanack Advertising Rate Card for current pricing.   

A combined circulation of approximately 30,000 guaranteed with sworn statement on file with Standard Rate and Data Service.

Mechanical Requirements

  • Printed offset. Cannot use mats, stereos or plastic plates. For best reproduction, furnish halftones.
  • Page size (118 lines) - 4 3/4 x 7 3/4"
  • Half page, Horizontal (59 lines) - 4 3/4 x 3 3/8"
  • Half page, Vertical (59 lines) - 2 1/4 x 7 3/8"
  • Single column width (Narrower cuts accepted) - 2 1/4"
  • Double column width - 4 3/4"

Our Mission

The Hagerstown Town & Country Almanack strives to produce results for you. As a potential advertiser, you want results and it is our mission to deliver them by providing accurate reproduction and effective placement of advertising copy/graphics within a widely-circulated publication, targeting your ideal audience. Note that only a limited amount of advertising lineage will be accepted on a first come-first served basis. If you haven't tested J. Gruber's before, do it in the next annual issue. A current copy of The Almanack will be sent upon request.

Additional Information

The Gruber Almanack, LLC
747 West Orchard Road
Mercersburg, Pennsylvania 17236
Telephone: (301) 491-4002
Fax: (717) 294-6086
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