Call for Contributions: Symposium “Perspectives on the zine and the alternative publishing scenes”

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”

Advice for Your Younger Self Zine

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

A post about the Toronto Zine Library OPAC and DIY library software

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

Zines in unconventional/unique format

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

Throwback post to Maker Fest summer 2018

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

Free online zines about making zines and webcomics!

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!

Online Catalogue Under Maintenance

We are currently updating our Integrated Library System with a few improvements and it is temporarily unavailable. Please check back soon, and apologies for any inconvenience.Stay safe and take care,-The TZL

Fun(d)-Raiser

Hey zine and zine library lovers, Wanna show your local zine library some love? We’d love to see at our fundraiser taking place at Glad Day Bookstore on Saturday 4 August from 6-9PM. We’ll have a zine making station, artists, music, a raffle, good vibes, and good times. We’ll also be unveiling a ~secret~ project… Continue reading Fun(d)-Raiser

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… Continue reading Maker Festival 2018

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(!)… Continue reading Punk Rock Flea Market!!!