Long weekend = moar time to catalog zeens! Although I did do some leisure reading and enjoyed a ridiculously delicious vegan brunch at the V Spot this weekend (for the love of a deity, get the Avocado BLT, and if your server suggests you order a side of plantains, do it!), mostly I read zines and described them in this reference librarian's best approximation of AACR format. The catalog records will be better once summer zine assistant Jackie Horowitz adds an abstract to each.
You can bet we'll be staying tuned to the Philly Feminist Zine Fest site for details about the late-August event!
The Madison InfoShop, a radical resource center in Madison, WI, is launching a digital zine library and oral history project. Get a summary and volunteer info.
Looking for some inspiration to spice up your envelopes? Check out the Digital Collection of Mail Art compiled by the University of Buffalo.
Wow, Rave Archive has a lot of zines avaliable to read digitally online. They feature zines from the 1990s that document rave and punk music popular at the time from all over the US, UK, and Canada.
If you were at Meet Me at the Race Riot earlier this year, then you had the privilegeof seeing Osa Atoe read from her amazing zine Shotgun Seamstress. She is now releasing all six issues as one box set. She's even throwing in a free mixtape! Don't miss this chance to own such an important part of zine punk history!
Do you ever read the Missed Connections section of Craigslist and wish that more zinesters showed up? Submit your stories of splitzines, admiration, and/or passionate yearning to Zine Crush!
Two months after the fact, I'm finally getting around to cataloging zines I purchased or traded for at the Feminist Zinefest, held in Brooklyn on February 25.