Do you ride the G and/or L trains? If so, you may have noticed a new version of The Newstand at the Metropolitan/Lorimer stop transfer. 8BallZines is curating a selection of zines/mini-comics from various vendors in a pop-up store devoted to indie publications. The Daily News wrote the shop up, though they couched it in the tired ‘hipster’ treatment that everything related to Brooklyn gets nowadays. Shout out to SVA Photo BFA grad and former library worker Francesca Tamse at the register!
The library is planning to expand its collection of actual zines this coming year. If you have a zine you want to donate, bring it by and drop it off with a librarian.
Zines & How-tos in the Stacks
Whatcha mean, what’s a zine? : the art of making zines and mini comics / Mark Todd + Esther Pearl Watson – Z286.Z54 T63 2006
Notes from underground : zines and the politics of alternative culture / Stephen Duncombe – PN4878.3 .D86 1997
From girls to grrrlz : a history of [Venus, symbol for female] comics from teens to zines / Trina Robbins – PN6725 .R58 1999
Destroy All Monsters magazine / Mike Kelley ; drawings, Jimmy Shaw ; photos, Cary Loren ; art, Niagara – ML421 .D478 2011
The Zine Scene The Do It Yourself Guide to Zines / Francesca Lia Block – [in process]