Copies of the upcoming edition of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo are stacked at a distribution centre in Nantes, France, on Jan 13, 2014.
Copies of the upcoming edition of the French satirical magazine 'Charlie Hebdo' are stacked at a distribution centre in Nantes, France, on Jan 13, 2014. Eddy Lemaistre—EPA

Where to Buy the New Charlie Hebdo

French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo will release its first issue Wednesday since last week's attack left eight journalists dead at its Paris office, but only a few hundred copies of the first printing are set to reach the United States over the next few days.

The issue, which was created entirely by its surviving staffers using workspace and equipment provided by others, is set for an initial printing of 1 million copies, well above its typical 60,000. If demand is high enough, there is an option to print 2 million more. It will be available at newsstands across France but for those outside the country who want to pick one up, it's a bit trickier.

LMPI, a distributor of foreign magazines and newspapers in the U.S. and Canada, told TIME that Charlie Hebdo has been unavailable in the U.S. since 2010 due to low sales. But it will resume delivery specifically for this week's issue.

“We’re getting a few copies for the U.S.,” said Martin McEwen, the company's executive vice president of press distribution. “As part of the magazine’s first run, we will receive 300 copies, and these will be distributed between Friday and Tuesday in New York, San Francisco and some major French magazine retailers across the U.S.”

The North American distributor said it has been in discussions with major retailers. A spokeswoman for Barnes & Noble said the bookseller doesn't and won't offer Charlie Hebdo in its newspaper and magazine sections, adding "that's unlikely to change."

Several magazine shops in New York City—including Around the World near Times Square and Albertine on the Upper East Side—indicated they had received plenty of phone inquiries from potential buyers, though most aren't sure how many copies they would receive, if any at all. Bouwerie Iconic Magazine, in the Bowery neighborhood, has asked for 200-300 copies.

Local distributors and magazine shops suggested interested Americans call after Wednesday to check the status of any shipments. A number of copies are popping up for sale on eBay ahead of the release, with prices ranging from $12 to $600.

LMPI has asked for a second shipment of a few thousand additional copies. “But we’re waiting to see how many [the French distributor MLP] is going to make available to us,” McEwen said. "There's a huge demand for the magazine in France and Europe, and the publisher will be prioritizing these markets."

In the U.K., Smiths News and Menzies expects to receive and distribute 2,000 copies, and 1,500 will be available in Canada at certain newsstands. In Italy, a distribution deal means Charlie Hebdo will be included as an attachment to the newspaper il Fatto Quotidiano, which will translate it into Italian.

A similar deal in Turkey has been struck with opposition daily Cumhuriyet. "This is a difficult moment for Turkey, where secularism is under attack," said Gérard Biard, the new editor of Charlie Hebdo, who sees the Turkish edition as "the most important." (Biard noted that a digital version of Wednesday's issue will be translated into English, Spanish and Arabic.)

The short answer: finding a copy outside France on Wednesday will be tough. But that may change in the days that follow, especially if there are additional printings.

Masses Mourn Paris Terror Victims in France and Israel

Police officers carry the coffins draped in the French flag of the three police officers killed in the recent Islamist attacks in a ceremony to posthumously decorate them with the Légion d’Honneur at the Invalides in Paris, on Jan. 13, 2015.
Police officers carry the flag-draped coffins of three police officers killed in the recent terror attacks during a ceremony to posthumously decorate them with the Légion d’Honneur at the Invalides in Paris, France, on Jan. 13, 2015.Patrick Kovarik—AFP/Getty Images
Police officers carry the coffins draped in the French flag of the three police officers killed in the recent Islamist attacks in a ceremony to posthumously decorate them with the Légion d’Honneur at the Invalides in Paris, on Jan. 13, 2015.
Police Officers line up at the funeral of murdered police officer Ahmed Merabet during the burial at a muslim cemetery on Jan. 13, 2015 in Bobigny, France.
The funeral of murdered police officer Ahmed Merabet takes place at a muslim cemetery on Jan. 13, 2015 in Bobigny, France.
Police Officers participate in the burial of murdered police officer Ahmed Merabet at a muslim cemetery on Jan. 13, 2015 in Bobigny, France.
A female mourner reacts during the funeral of murdered police officer Ahmed Merabet at Bobigny Muslim cemetery on Jan. 13, 2015 in Bobigny, France.
Family members of police officer Ahmed Merabet hold his cap and his Legion of Honor decoration during his funeral at a muslim cemetery on Jan. 13, 2015 in Bobigny, France.
Family and relatives of French Jew Yoav Hattab, a victim of the attack on a kosher grocery store in Paris, gather around a symbolic coffin for his funeral procession in the city of Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv, Israel, Jan. 13, 2015.
An Ultra-orthodox Jewish man prays at a Jerusalem cemetery on Jan. 13, 2015, as he attends the funeral of four Jews killed in an Islamist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris last week.
Crowds mourn during the funeral of the four Jews killed in the Paris kosher supermarket, Yoav Hattab, Yohan Cohen, Francois-Michel Saada and Phillipe Braham, in Jerusalem, Jan. 13, 2015.
The body of a victim is carried to be buried at a cemetery in Jerusalem on Jan. 13, 2015 during the funeral of four Jews killed in an Islamist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris last week.
Mourners react in Jerusalem on Jan. 13, 2015 during the funeral of four Jews killed in an Islamist attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris last week.
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man walks in a cemetery during the funeral of four French Jewish victims of the attack last week on a kosher grocery store in Paris, in Jerusalem, Jan. 13, 2015.
Police officers carry the flag-draped coffins of three police officers killed in the recent terror attacks during a cere
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