The Zinester in the Library

  • Posted on Jan 01, 2010 by

Like many bookish kids that came of age in the 80’s and 90’s, I spent a good portion of my adolescence pouring over zines. The exact definition of a “zine” can be hard to pin down, people generally use the old I-know-it-when-I-see it axiom to refer to these generally small and self-published booklets. They tend to embody a “Do It Yourself” ethos; the tools of the trade have historically been scissors and glue sticks and Xerox machines or letter presses. They usually are not produced with a profit motive in mind.