The Toronto Zine Library is reopening and we’d love to see you there. Thursday September 29, 2022 – 7:00pm at the TRANZAC Club (2nd floor) which is at 292 Brunswick Avenue. More information soon!
This is a much overdue update that we’ve been meaning to share. We’ve been closed to the public since March 2020, primarily because of COVID, but also because the TRANZAC has been undertaking some renovations that included our library space. While we’ve been closed, we have been continuing to slowly work through updating our catalogue… Continue reading A long overdue update
In June we were thrilled to share the first issue of the new zine, Rose Riot, a fashion and activism zine from Portland created 11-year-old Jovie. We’re thrilled to share that Rose Riot Volume 2 has been released now as well! “This issue is inspired by our everyday heroes: the people that make your day… Continue reading Rose Riot – Volume 2
Rose Riot is a new fashion and activism zine from Portland created 11-year-old Jovie. Their first issue was themed on Pride and includes artwork contributions, an interview with 17-year-old crafter Marsha-Rose, featured shops and crystal suggestions! We’re pleased to share it as a digital zine on our website, and when the library reopens (more soon,… Continue reading Introducing Rose Riot
A much overdue update from the Toronto Zine Library will be coming next week, but in the meantime TZL is happy to share the following Call For Contributions: “Perspectives on the zine and the alternative publishing scenes” Conference – CRILCQ, Université de Montréal – October 6 and 7, 2022 Zines have rarely been the subject… Continue reading Call for Contributions: Symposium “Perspectives on the zine and the alternative publishing scenes”
Have you ever had thoughts like? You as a college student, “Oh wow I acted like that when I was a kid! I was so emo when I was in high school.” or You as a young adult or in your 30s, “I can’t believe I used to do that in college!” , or “Damn… Continue reading Advice for Your Younger Self Zine
This was written by TZL volunteers Rotem and Brandon for the Toronto Zine Library’s Zine-O-File produced by the TZL Collective, but due to life we weren’t able to publish the winter 2019 issue, so we are sharing this here! First, for those who are unfamiliar, zines are self-published booklets that can be about anything-from garlic… Continue reading A post about the Toronto Zine Library OPAC and DIY library software
Hi zinesters! I can’t believe it’s winter already, time passes so weirdly during the pandemic. In this new blog post, we are featuring zines in unconventional or unique format. Some time ago, I discovered there’s a mystery snack vending machine in Akihabara, Tokyo. The snacks are concealed with paper, the potential customer can read stories… Continue reading Zines in unconventional/unique format
Hey zinesters! We hope you enjoyed Rotem’s previous blog post for the free zine tutorials. During the closure, we have been discussing through online meeting about hosting virtual events and collaborative zine making. Due to the pause of in-person events and festivals, I decided to share a throwback post about our experience at the Maker… Continue reading Throwback post to Maker Fest summer 2018
Hello out there, As you can imagine, things have slowed down at the TZL since we’ve been closed due to the pandemic and are adjusting to our lives now. We’re still catching up on zine library planning and emails, and in the meantime, we are hoping to post a bit more on here. In this… Continue reading Free online zines about making zines and webcomics!