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Zines at The New York Public Library

What are zines?
Zines are easier to describe then define. They’re “do it yourself”, handmade magazines that come in all different shapes, sizes and formats.Many are handwritten, photocopied and stapled, while some may be magazine-like publications and professionally printed. They are a unique form of personal self expression, made for love rather than profit and can cover just about any subject you can think. Some common themes include: feminism, music, politics, activism, literature, personal, crafts, art & design and travel. Frequently, distribution is done by the creators themselves through exchanging and trading them. Building community through sharing this way is an integral part of the zine experience. Collecting zines in libraries is important because they document contemporary popular culture, making them important primary source material for future scholarship, plus they’re a lot of fun!

Zines at The New York Public Library

The zine collection at NYPL is housed in the DeWitt Wallace Periodical Room at the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building with current periodicals and requested in Room 100. You can find them in the library’s catalog by searching the title or these subjects: zines, fanzines, underground press and little magazines. Here is a selected list of titles we currently have:

Titles

Alternative Press Review
Antenym
Animal Review
Anything That Moves
Axe Factory
BC Monthly
Babysue
Bad Attitude
Baffler
Bamboo Girl
Bathtub Gin
Beer Frame
Beet
Before the Mortgage
Bellowing Ark
Ben is Dead
Best Zine Ever
Big Little Times
Bikini Girl
Bitch
Blank Gun Silencer
Blue Collar Review
Book Happy
Broken Pencil
Brooklyn!
Browsing Room
Burn Collector
Cherotic (R)evolution
Clamor
Codslap
Cometbus
Constant Rider
Croq
Die Young
Dishwasher
Diseased Pariah News
Doris
Duplex Planet
Earth and You
East Village Inky
Eclectic
Ecto
Exit 13
Explosive
Factsheet Five
Farm Pulp
Fell Swoop
Fillmore Bugle
Fishdrum
Free Lunch
Fuel
Fugitive Pope
Fuse Magazine
Gauntlet
GeekGirl
Girl Crush Zine
Girlfrenzy
Girlhero
Girljock
Grapefruit
H2s04
Hat
Heaven Bone
Heel Tap
Hip Mama
Hitch
Holy Titclamps
Indy Unleashed
Indignant Gingham
Indulgence
Interlope
ker-bloom!
Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet
Librarians to Palestine
Library Bonnet
Lilliput Review
Little Big Times
Little Engines
Lost and Found Times
Lower East Side Librarian Winter Solstice Shout Out
Mineshaft
Mirage
Miranda
Monk
Moonlight Chronicles
Mouth
Murder Can be Fun
My Mother’s Fashion
Nancy's Magazine
Nervy Girl
Negative Capability
Nuthouse
One Story
Pansey Beat
Pepgirlz
Pink
Plotz
Poetry Motel
Point
Processed World
Public Enema
Public Illumination
Punk Planet
Put an Egg On it
Q Zine
Quantify
Quimby
RiffRAG
Runcible Spoon
Salt
Skanky Possum
Shattered Wig Review
Show me the Money
Six by Six
Slice Harvester
Squawk
Stay Free
Stroker
Struggle
The Borough is My Library
The Tangent
Thoughtworm
2 am
Umbrella
Unbearables Assembling Magazine
Urban Pantheist
Very Small Magazine
We'll Never Have Paris
Womb of the Dawn
Xerography Debt
Zine Guide & Index
Zine World
Zine Librarian Zine

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