Zine Collection

Zine Collection

Boston Public Library has more than 945 zines (300+ unique titles) from zine distributors. A zine (pronounced "zeen") is a small, independently-produced publication. Zines are often created and photocopied by hand, and distributed in-person or by mail.

Zines cover a wide range of topics, including art, politics, music, and personal experiences. They are often created as a way for marginalized groups to share their perspectives, and as a way for people to express themselves and connect with others who have similar interests.

You can find zines at multiple BPL locations:

Each location has between 50-200 zines.

If you have questions or feedback about the new zine collection, please contact the Zine Selection Team at zines@bpl.org.

“Whatcha Mean, What’s a Zine?”

Have you seen something new floating around some of our branches? They're stapled, independently made, and photocopied. They're zines!

Zines in the Catalog

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