Maker Festival 2018

We’re continuing to branch out a little bit from our usual zine fair circuit. This weekend – July 7-8 – we’re excited to be a part of Maker Festival Toronto! We’ll have a host of things for you to check out: a sampling of zines from our collection to inspire you about the possibilities of what you can make, resources on how to get started making zines, and a whole table for folks to get started making zines of their own.

It’s going to be a lot of fun, and maybe a little jarring, being such a low-tech exhibit among all the robots. We’re looking forward to share our passion of making zines with other makers.

Come visit us at Maker Festival this weekend! Check out their website for more information and to see all the cool exhibits: http://makerfestival.ca/

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Punk Rock Flea Market!!!

Hey y’all,

The TZL is trying something a little different and tabling at the PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET at Lee’s Palace in Toronto. We’ll be there spreading the news about the library and all we do among a variety of wicked DIY crafts. Come by and say hi!

The Punk Rock Flea Market is free(!) and open from 11AM-5PM.

We’ll still have staffed hours today, and Lee’s Palace is just around the corner from the library – why not make Sunday a TZL double feature and check out both?

Check out the event and vendors list here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1790595167674373/

Support yr local DIY punk artisans!

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TZL at TCAF Zineland Terrace!

Hey zine pals,

Exciting news! Not only will the Toronto Comic Arts Fair be having a section just for zines and DIY publishing this year, but we’ll also be there tabling! Come check out all the great zines that will be on offer and support your local creators. We hope to see you there!

TCAF will be taking place Saturday, May 12 and Sunday, May 13th from 11AM-5PM at the Toronto Reference Library.

Check out the facebook event page for Zineland Terrace here.

Check out TCAF’s website here.

 

 

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Library Closure – Sunday, April 15th

Hey Zine Lovers,

Unfortunately, we will be closed on Sunday, April 15th during our usual staffed hours time. More opportunity to dig up those materials to return, dream up your own projects, or dive into that zine you just read again. We’re looking forward to seeing you on Tuesday, April 17th during our next staffed hours time slot!

Oh! And if you’re looking for a great way to go out on the town Sunday night, why not check out the Girls Rock Camp Adult Camp showcase at the Tranzac? Starts at 8PM. Check out the Facebook event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/209336923163077/

 

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Guess what? We have some new additions!

There are some zine additions we are more than happy to share with you, zine friends! Check them out:

The Dirty North // Chrix Morix // Litzine // odd size
Dressed to Piss // Dongery // Art // half size
Vincent #7 Mind’s Eye // Comics // half size
Xoxomomomomi // Mo Chong // Comics // odd size
The Salo Cantos // Ezra Pound // Litzine // odd size
The International Culture Trade Network Thingy Bionic Arm // The International Culture Trade Network Thingy // Art // odd size
If Destroyed Still True #5 Eurovision 2010 Edition // Nine @ Jinxremoving // Perzine // half zine
Root //sjevans // Perzine // odd size
abandon fields & castles // jasper sebastian sturup // Art // odd size
The Children of Adam // The Emperor Menelik (The Second) // Litzine // odd size
big boots Pride // big boots //Litzine // odd size
Teeth Poems // Liisa Ladouceur // Litzine // odd size
Angelica A MADE UP STORY ABOUT A REAL CHAIR // em cameron // Litzine // odd size
hello // Elija // Art // odd size
rasavada #12 // rasavada // Art // odd size
rasavada #13 // rasavada // Art // odd size
big boots violence // big boots// Litzine // odd size
AQSA ZINE ISSUE #2 / FALL’09 love/sex/marriage immigration/migration // AQSA ZINE // Gender/Queer // half size
How to Raise a Parent // Carly Stasko // Art // half size
A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR YOUR BODY (AND MIND) // Julie Siebecker // Litzine // half size
RECHARGE A ZINE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE LIVING WITH A POSITIVE ATTITUDE WINTER 2015 // Positive Youth Outreach // half size
rasavada #7 // rasavada // Art // odd size
Browncords #3// Patrick Kyle// Comics// odd size
Panda// Yvonne Ng// Comics// odd size
Bunny ears// Gary Wolfe// Comics// odd size
Jakob flies the plane// Elipso Calypso// comics// quarter size
Half-hearted platitudes #1// Joanne Huffa// comics// half size
Parodicz of Parables vol. 3// anonymous// perzine// quarter size
I hate fun// Norma Krautmeyer// gender queer// half size
Straint #4// Lane Van Ham// Fanzine// half size
Straint #5// Lane van Ham// Fanzine// half size
Straint #6// Lane van Ham// Fanzine// half-size
Straint #10// Lane van Ham// Fanzine// half-size
Trans talk// anonymous// gender/queer/ half-size
Dump the trump// Sharah Hutson and the Wooster Anti-racist collective// politics// odd size
Fuck Trump Club// anonymous// politics// odd size

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The Toronto Zine Off, Spring 2018

Hello all!

We’re just writing to remind everyone that the TZL will be partnering with the Toronto Zine Off folks to host a zine trading event happening this Friday, April 6th from 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM EDT at the Tranzac Club in the Tiki Room (292 Brunswick Ave, the same address where our cozy zine library is nestled on the second floor)

You can find all details about the event over here

If you like, bring 15-25 copies (or more) of a recent zine you have made to trade with other zinesters 🙂 There will be a small open mike as well— and a few of us here at the TZL are currently trying to work up the courage to participate.

Best of all, this is a free event!

 

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Check out our zine additions!

We apologize for being away but have returned with quite a few additions to our zine catalogue:

Collectivity 2016 // Anonymous // Litzine // half-size
Rudy #2 // Marc Bell, Marc Connery // Comics // quarter-size
Everybody’s Up My Goat // Matthew Blackett // Comics // quarter-size
Untitled // Shauna Oddeifson, Jennifer Macklem // Art // odd size
Teeny Tiny Robots #8 // Katie // Perzines // quarter-size
The Exquisite Corpse it’s perfect // Drunken Car Comics // Comics // quarter-size
Jam Pet // Peter Thompson, Jamie Q // Art // odd size
Times Brickly // Olia Mishenko // Art // quarter-size
Pocket #8 // Missy // Comics // quarter-size
Fiction Has Rules // Audra Estrones Williams, Mark Laking // Comics // odd size
Smart Home Ho! // Marc Ngui // Comics // odd size
Lambchop Safari // Jason McLean & S.P Ehman // Art Zine // Quarter-size
EEK! WIN OX // A dusty peas production // Art Zine // Quarter-size
BURN periodicals ALL-STAR trading cards // N/A // MISC // Odd size
Have you found feminism? // Sanctity of the girl child // gender/queer // Quarter Size
Tsefnrac – Muscians Cornfest // Bell, McLean & Thompson // Art Zine // Quarter size
About my Disappearance // Dave // Perzine // Quarter size
Diamond shaped to a sharp conical point // Sophie Punt // Art // Odd
Two boys and five weeknds // Laura Keetan // PerZine // Quarter zine
World Records // N/A // MISC // Quarter
Yearning for // Xpat // Perzine // Half zine
Rubber Factory // Pity the Fool too // Art ZIne // Quarter
26 elephant forks // Amy .C Lam // Lit Zine // Odd
Bathroom Graffiti #2 // Mike Long // MISC // Odd
Icebergs // Amy Lam // MISC // Odd
Issue no 2 Trip to planet Jasmin // Jasmin // Art // Quarter
Road Jam // Marc Ngui // Comic // odd
Ink & Crackers// K.Clemens// Comics// Quarter size
Set your VCR comix// Yul Tolbert// Comics// Quarter size
I Hate Fun// Norma Krautmeyer// Gender/Queer// Half Size
Bile and Syntax #1: Embedded in the Flesh // Norma Krautmeyer// Perzine// Half Size
Bile and Syntax #2: Cyborg Problems // Norma Krautmeyer// Perzine// Half Size
Airport Travelogue// Norma Krautmeyer// Perzine// Quarter Size
Internalized Homophobia// Norma Krautmeyer// Gender/Queer// Quarter Size
Rut Zine ’81// Sticky Institute// Perzine// Quarter Size
Razorcake #98// Todd Taylor ed.// Fanzine// Magazine
Razorcake #99// Todd Taylor ed.// Fanzine// Magazine
Razorcake #102//Todd Taylor ed.// Fanzine// Magazine
Razorcake #101// Todd Taylor ed// Fanzine// Magazine

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Staffed Hours closed Wednesday March 14th

Hello zinesters!

Apologies for any inconvenience but there will be no staffed hours tonight.

We recommend you check out the 10th annual OCAD U Zine Fair, going on tonight March 14th until tomorrow March 15th, 11am – 6pm, in the Main lobby of 100 McCaul.

We will be there until 6—come say hi!

Event Website

 

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Happy Holidays! Library closure

Hello zine friends,

The Toronto Zine Library would like to wish you a safe and enjoyable holiday season full of zine reading.

We will be closed between the December 24 to January 2, 2018.

Looking forward to seeing you all in the new year! Stay tuned for exciting plans.

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Check out our latest zine library additions!

Hello once again zine pals!
C’mon! Try to drag your eyes away from our latest additions:

Failwolves #7 // Betsey Swardlick // comics // half-size
Shop Girl // Rotem Diamant // gender/queer // half-size
Don’t Fret Chapter 1 // Jordan Reg. Aelick // comics // odd-size
Don’t Fret Chapter 2 // Jordan Reg. Aelick // comics // odd-size
Don’t Fret Chapter 3 // Jordan Reg. Aelick // comics // odd-size
Delete Issue One: Temptation // Tammy Kenward, K. Powell, Christy Jackson, Scott Chalmers // gender/queer // half-size
Manifest and Destiny // anonymous // gender/queer // half-size
Hiroshima Yeah! #110 – April 2014 // Mark Ritchie // half-size
Silent Sadness// Sonali// special interest// half-size
Fridays at three// Fiona Seth// special interest// half-size
The Manic Diaries// Marin Boyle// special interest// half-size
Involved// Robert Walton// special interest// half-size
Don’t call me cupcake 4// Nyx// perzine// half-size
Don’t call me cupcake 5// Nyx// perzine// half-size
Ima Badass// Hadass Bar-Lev// perzine// quarter-size
In Movement// Nina Echozina// perzine// quarter-size
Fucking Magic 1// Clementine Morrigan// perzine// quarter-size
Fucking Magic 2// Clementine Morrigan// perzine// quarter-size
Seawitch 4// Clementine Morrigan// perzine// quarter-size
Seawitch 5// Clementine Morrigan// perzine// quarter-size
Seawitch 6// Clementine Morrigan// perzine// quarter-size
Seawitch 7// Clementine Morrigan// perzine// quarter-size
Seawitch 8// Clementine Morrigan// perzine// quarter-size

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