We're well into International Zine Month (IZM) and nearly to International Zine Library Day, July 21st. Celebrate the day with us and check out our 2-year-old zine collection. Central Library has amassed nearly 300 zines that are used in-house and circulated throughout the system. While you're here, be sure to sign the zine guestbook-- we'll notify those with email addresses about zine-related events and workshops.
New to zines? These self-published goodies come in all shapes and sizes and encompass a variety of topics from the outlandish to the practical. Best of all, many of the zines were made by fellow Midwesterners-- local St. Louisans that wanted to publish their thoughts and artwork, publishers be damned! Do you have zines that you've made and want wider readership? Consider donating your zine to Central Library. If your zines are over 3.5" X 3.5" and were not printed or bound by a commercial press, we want to consider them for the collection.
For more information on IZM, including a calendar of activities for the month, visit the July is International Zine Month Facebook page. If you want to check out zines but don't know where to begin, check out the list below:
Get your David Bowie albums out for this one! A series of photo collages that evoke in the reader a sense of being in a 70's science fiction film.
Issue 28 of The Moon Zine is a tribute to friends. Enjoy a play script, poetry, artwork, and more on topics about friendship.
A collection of reference materials on many and varied topics, such as miniature buildings, running a music venue, and technologies used in prisons and other restrictive or impoverished settings.
A mini comic about love, mythical creatures, and the sea.
A mini comic about the dangers of becoming rich before you're prepared for it.