Papercut Zine Library

Cambridge, Mass.

3 notes

As you may already know, Papercut has moved its hefty collection out of its spot at Lorem Ipsum, where it had resided since late 2011. Tonight, your favorite zine librarians invite YOU (friends, patrons, movers and shakers) to talk about what will come next for the zine library. Come by Lorem Ipsum tonight at 7 to share ideas, stay updated, and munch on snacks. We’re excited for our future and hope you are too!
Facebook event!

As you may already know, Papercut has moved its hefty collection out of its spot at Lorem Ipsum, where it had resided since late 2011. Tonight, your favorite zine librarians invite YOU (friends, patrons, movers and shakers) to talk about what will come next for the zine library. Come by Lorem Ipsum tonight at 7 to share ideas, stay updated, and munch on snacks. We’re excited for our future and hope you are too!

Facebook event!

Filed under papercutmoves2014

58 notes

lazinefest:

"The library at Pacific Northwest College of Art ( (PNCA) serves a community of approximately 500 BFA, MFA, and MA students, 200 staff and faculty, continuing education students, and innumerable alumni…
Patrons use the library’s nearly 900-issue circulating zine collection for entertainment, education, and inspiration. Students create zines in PNCA courses, write and publish zines for their theses, and are active in independent publishing. Most of our zines are acquired through donations from their creators or zine collectors. Common themes in our zine collection are comics, art, design, Portland and the Pacific Northwest, feminism, radicalism, GLBTQ topics, pop culture, music, and political activism.”
 
Read the rest and check out more pictures here!

lazinefest:

"The library at Pacific Northwest College of Art ( (PNCA) serves a community of approximately 500 BFA, MFA, and MA students, 200 staff and faculty, continuing education students, and innumerable alumni…
Patrons use the library’s nearly 900-issue circulating zine collection for entertainment, education, and inspiration. Students create zines in PNCA courses, write and publish zines for their theses, and are active in independent publishing. Most of our zines are acquired through donations from their creators or zine collectors. Common themes in our zine collection are comics, art, design, Portland and the Pacific Northwest, feminism, radicalism, GLBTQ topics, pop culture, music, and political activism.”
 
Read the rest and check out more pictures here!

1 note

As far as this librarian can tell, all 15,000+ of our dear zines have made it over the river to Allston and are in-tact and even in some semblance of order!

Although we are mostly out of Lorem Ipsum, you can STILL return zines there (@1299 Cambridge St. Cambridge) until August 1st (please do that!). After that, ideally you will see us at an event, come over to the new (temporary) space during our sporadic open hours, ask us to open by appointment, or even mail those babies to us direct.

There is now a spot on our homepage with a list of our summer events. Come see us at the New England Zine Fest in August, and don’t forget about the big community meeting on July 23rd. We wanna know what you wanna see in Papercut’s next space. We wanna feed you snacks and talk about our other locations.

OK! As always, email us or text us with any questions. Over and out.

Filed under papercutmoves2014

1 note

Reminder: PLEASE BRING BACK YR ZINES!! We will be packing this week and need all our zines back before the move. If you can’t bring them back this week, please let us know so we can tell you the address of our next location. We can accept zines at Lorem Ipsum until August 1st, technically. But for real please come by this weekend or be in touch. Thanks!

Reminder: PLEASE BRING BACK YR ZINES!! We will be packing this week and need all our zines back before the move. If you can’t bring them back this week, please let us know so we can tell you the address of our next location. We can accept zines at Lorem Ipsum until August 1st, technically. But for real please come by this weekend or be in touch. Thanks!

9 notes

State of the Papercut Address

Papercut is on the move again and we invite you to brainstorm our next steps with us. After all, we collect and make these zines available for YOU! We bring the snacks, you bring your zine-love, your ideas, your resources, and your idea-ful and resourceful friends!

Hear more about the situation and our temporary space (launching ~August 1st) and tell us things you want us to know. Maybe it’s about how we’re doing, what you want to see in our future location, who you think we should work with or talk to, and where you want to see us go, whether that’s literal or figurative! Let’s do this!

An Open Community Meeting to Discuss Papercut’s Future
Wednesday July 23, 7PM @Lorem Ipsum (former Papercut home)

Filed under papercut zine library papercut zine libraries

62 notes

alexwrekk:

Happy Day 5 of International Zine Month! What skill are you going to learn today?

5 – Teach yourself a new zine skill: learn how to book bind, make a 1 page zine, photocopier art, etc.
6 – Check out ZineWiki.org and add your zine or update existing entries.
7 – Make some envelopes or postcards for postal week
8 – Make a flyer for your zine to send with trades or orders and see if other people will trade for stacks of them so you can all promote each other.
9 – Write a letter to a zine maker that you don’t know
10 – Send a care package to a zine friend
11 – Make some mail art!
ZINE EVENTS:
11 – MTA Zine Residency (New York, New York USA)
12 – OC Zine Fest (Santa Anna, California, USA)
12 – Tampa Zine Fest (Tampa, Florida, USA)
12-13 Portland Zine Symposium
14 – MTA Zine Residency (New York, New York USA)
12 – Send your zine out to be reviewed
13 – Zine Trade Day! Ask someone if they would like to trade zines with you.
14 – ValenZINE’s Day! Write to ZineCrush.com (or write to your zine crush!)
15 – Leave a zine in public for someone else to find: leave your zine at a bus stop, bathroom, waiting room, or anywhere else someone will find it!
16 – Send your zine to a distro for consideration
ZINE EVENT: 17 – 19 Zine Librarian (un)Conference (Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA)
17 – Review a zine online or write a review to share
18 – Order from a different zine distro than usual
19 – Zine Shop appreciation day! Try to find a local shop that sells zine or see if you can get a local store to stock zines!
20 – Free Zine Day! Give your zine away to someone.
21 – International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library!
22 – Send your zine to a zine library
23 – Make a 1 page zine. Here are some instructions.
24 – Organize your zine collection
25 – Teach a friend or family member about zines
26- Submit something to a compilation zine
27 – Organize a zine event!
any size! big or small!
28 – Cook with a recipe from a zine or cook zine!
29- Post photoof you with your zine or zinecollection.
30 – Read some zines!
Lay in bed & read zines all day if you can
31 – HallowZINE Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us. Light a candle at the virtual HallowZine shrine.
EXTRA CREDIT
-Read a zine everyday
-Attend a zine event
-do a 24 hour zine: sign up at 24hourzines.com
-post your progress on your blog or on We Make Zines
-Drawa comic a day then release a comic zine
-Write about your progress daily online


Today is Day 5 of International Zine Month: Teach yourself a new zine skill! We have many How-to zines, and our zine making table is still stocked with supplies. Come by and practice your new zine skill anytime before 7pm! Librarian on duty can help ya out if you get stuck 

alexwrekk:

Happy Day 5 of International Zine Month! What skill are you going to learn today?

5 – Teach yourself a new zine skill: learn how to book bind, make a 1 page zine, photocopier art, etc.

6 – Check out ZineWiki.org and add your zine or update existing entries.

7 – Make some envelopes or postcards for postal week

8 – Make a flyer for your zine to send with trades or orders and see if other people will trade for stacks of them so you can all promote each other.

9 – Write a letter to a zine maker that you don’t know

10 – Send a care package to a zine friend

11 – Make some mail art!

ZINE EVENTS:

11 – MTA Zine Residency (New York, New York USA)

12 – OC Zine Fest (Santa Anna, California, USA)

12 – Tampa Zine Fest (Tampa, Florida, USA)

12-13 Portland Zine Symposium

14 – MTA Zine Residency (New York, New York USA)

12 – Send your zine out to be reviewed

13 – Zine Trade Day! Ask someone if they would like to trade zines with you.

14 – ValenZINE’s Day! Write to ZineCrush.com (or write to your zine crush!)

15 – Leave a zine in public for someone else to find: leave your zine at a bus stop, bathroom, waiting room, or anywhere else someone will find it!

16 – Send your zine to a distro for consideration

ZINE EVENT:
17 – 19 Zine Librarian (un)Conference (Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA)

17 – Review a zine online or write a review to share

18 – Order from a different zine distro than usual

19 – Zine Shop appreciation day! Try to find a local shop that sells zine or see if you can get a local store to stock zines!

20 – Free Zine Day! Give your zine away to someone.

21 – International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library!

22 – Send your zine to a zine library

23 – Make a 1 page zine. Here are some instructions.

24 – Organize your zine collection

25 – Teach a friend or family member about zines

26- Submit something to a compilation zine

27 – Organize a zine event!

any size! big or small!

28 – Cook with a recipe from a zine or cook zine!

29- Post photoof you with your zine or zinecollection.

30 – Read some zines!

Lay in bed & read zines all day if you can

31 – HallowZINE Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us. Light a candle at the virtual HallowZine shrine.

EXTRA CREDIT

-Read a zine everyday

-Attend a zine event

-do a 24 hour zine: sign up at 24hourzines.com

-post your progress on your blog or on We Make Zines

-Drawa comic a day then release a comic zine

-Write about your progress daily online

Today is Day 5 of International Zine Month: Teach yourself a new zine skill! We have many How-to zines, and our zine making table is still stocked with supplies. Come by and practice your new zine skill anytime before 7pm! Librarian on duty can help ya out if you get stuck 

(via welovezines)

Filed under izm2014 papercutzinelibrary