I appreciated that a magazine would cost more if it had a cd attached but was surprised that it cost 14.95 plus taxes, so about 20.00 in Vancouver - so I will see if the local library or university library might have a copy to read.
I have the Chapters in Metrotown reserve me a copy of each issue as they only bring in about 5 copies of it. It's only $14.95Cdn for a new issue, but we have to wait a month later than the UK release date. I've ordered many back issues, and they actually work out, with shipping, to be about $9.95Cdn. The cool thing about this is that even the most recent issue is considered a 'back issue' when the new one comes out and you can pick it up for that much less. You just have to wait a little longer with the shipping being involved. Erica Worth, the editor, is awesome to deal with if you send in inquiries about certain back issues.
I've found Pianist to be much better than the 'other' one Chapters carries, as there is a lot more sheet music (for varying skill levels), and the reviews/interviews are more positive. The only thing I find to be a little difficult is they use the British names for things, like notes, not the names we use for them over here.
Ok, that's my plug for an awesome mag!
Just go buy it! You know you want to.