Central Library adds new Zine Collection to the shelves

St. Louis Public Library is now offering its patrons a Zine Collection housed in the Entertainment, Literature & Biography Room at Central Library.

What is zine? They are handmade, do-it-yourself magazines that are self-published and of small circulation. Often made with a photocopier, zines can come in all shapes and sizes and can include any number of subjects: activism, politics, travel, DIY manuals, mini comics – the content is limited only by the creator’s imagination.

Join us for the Grand Opening of Central’s Zine Collection on Thursday, October 13 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the Entertainment, Literature & Biography Room on the Second Floor. Meet fellow zine and small press enthusiasts, participate in a zine making workshop and check out the collection.

Although the history of zines is debatable, people have been self-publishing their opinions since technology has allowed. After a decline in popularity due to the rise of the internet, zines have once again been embraced in popular culture and can be found at small press expos, independent book stores, and in various public libraries across the country.

Want to donate your zine to the collection? Call 314-539-0376 or email clabarbera@slpl.org for more information.