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:
- Codman Square Branch
- Egleston Square Branch
- Fields Corner Branch
- Jamaica Plain Branch
- Parker Hill Branch
- Roslindale Branch
- Roxbury Branch
- Teen Central at the Central Library (Boylston Street Building, Level 2)
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 email@example.com.