Reading About Zines
Well, the Library's Stephen A. Schwarzman Building has turned one hundred years old, and our intrepid attendees at May 7th's Handmade Crafternoon did their part to celebrate this special birthday by making amazing zines that express what they love about the Library.
Thank you to all who came and who spread the library love that day, especially the afternoon's honored guests: zinester Ayun Halliday, who got us all drawing and writing and folding; and Karen Gisonny, my amazing colleague who created and oversees the Library's own zine collection and who brought out a sampling of zines for browsing. Also special thanks to the incredible volunteers who help make sure each event in the Handmade Crafternoon series is a success: my co-host Maura Madden, and Pam Madden, Leigh Hurwitz, and fellow librarian Lindsy Serrano.
If you want to explore more zines, please come in! You can order them in Room 100 of the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, and the whole list of what we have to offer is posted here. Additionally, here is the list of books I selected for browsing that day alongside the zines themselves. Enjoy, and I wish you all a happy and relaxing Memorial Day Weekend!
Books about Zines:
- Indie Publishing: How to Design and Produce Your Own Book edited by Ellen Lupton
- Notes from Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture Stephen Duncombe
- Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine? The Art of Making Zines and Mini Comics Mark Todd + Esther Peal Watson
- Girl zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism Alison Piepmeier; foreword by Andi Zeisler
- Zine Scene by Francesca Lia Block & Hillary Carlip
- Some Zines: American Alternative & Underground Magazines, Newsletters & APAs by Tom Trusky
- Some Zines 2: Alternative & Underground Artists' & Eccentric Magazines & Micropress by Tom Trusky
- Make a Zine! A Guide to Self-Publishing Disguised as a Book on How to Produce a Zine by Bill Brent
Books by Ayun Halliday: