From out of the silence. . .

Hello friends!

You’ve probably noticed that we’ve been particularly quiet, almost too quiet. Well, we just wanted to let you know that we’re still around, we’re still going, still keepin’ zines. Please come visit us! Come talk to us!

We’re also looking for some more volunteers to join us and help keep us going. Interested? Let us know by shooting us an email at We may not be the fastest at responding, but we will get back to you. Come get involved.

Just want to visit and read zines? Staffed hours are Sundays from 1-3PM and Tuesdays from 6-8PM. You are welcome.

Hope to see you soon!

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Belated cataloging update: So many new additions. Also, Wednesdays on hiatus

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Hello, friends

Sorry for not keeping in touch. It’s just something we need to work on. You know you can always visit us during staffed hours to chat. Let us know how you’ve been.

We’re still in the midst of cataloging our back-log, but in the mean time take a look at this list of new additions:

anonymous \\ powder box: after the cold \\ Perzine \\ Oddsize
B. B. & B. \\ Beautiful Bras and Bodyhair \\ Gender/Queer \\ Halfsize
Belochka, Risu \\ Gomibako Issues #1, 5-8 \\ Culture \\ Quartersize
Bolt, Jen \\ Houseplants II  \\ Art \\  Oddsize
c., Shae Asher \\ Remixed: (and digitally remastered) Mxtr Kissr \\ Litzine \\ Quartersize
Cave, Dave \\ How Many Pictures of Dicks Do I Have to Look at Before I Stop Wanting to Look at Pictures of Dicks? \\ Gender/Queer \\ Halfsize
Chea, Sinoun \\  Insomnia and the Oneirophiliac \\  Perzine \\ Quartersize
Chea, Sinoun \\ Syncing yawns & spacetime dreams \\  Litzine \\  Oddsize
Clark, James Edward \\ Rob Fuckin’ Ford \\ Art \\ Oddsize
Collaborative Efforts of George Brown Students \\ TPE ZINE \\  Litzine \\  Halfsize
Comeau, Michael \\ Jon Jon Loves Dee Dee and the super triple good \\ Art \\ Oddsize
Culp, Jonathan \\ Stupid Journey #6: 220 Days of Movies \\ Fanzine \\ Half-size
Ed. \\  LTLE \\ Litzine \\ Halfsize
Eds. Prudence, Deirdree, Steven Hughs Purkey, mc Sunflower Jones \\ What’s Your Damage? #1 \\ Special Interest \\ Halfsize
Gelderloos, Peter \\ Anarchy Works #5 \\ Politics \\ Halfsize
Go It Alone (Together) \\ Freelance As Fuck \\ Litzine \\ Quartersize
Hahn, Matt & Ocean \\  Asylum #1/High on Burning Photographs #5 \\ Litzine \\ Halfsize
House of Irony \\ Joy \\ Comics \\ Oddsize
House of Irony \\ Midnight Countdown \\ Comics \\ Oddsize
Kimura, Sae & Jordan Reg. Aelick \\ Wish Zine \\ Comics \\ Halfsize
Landry, Chris \\ Kiss Off #15: the Megabus issue \\ Perzine \\ Quartersize
Mason, Liz \\ The Bad Music Project \\ Litzine \\ Halfsize
Munroe, Jim & Sam Salgood \\ Therefore Repent! \\ Comics \\ Halfsize
Nrchandelsblad \\ The Truth is I Know Little of Spain \\ Art \\ Oddsize
Palasti, Fernanda \\ Through the Rubble I Keep on Trucking \\ Perzine \\ Halfsize
Saidel, Liz \\ Caboose issue #3 \\ Humour \\ Halfsize
Seaman, Patricia \\ Hotel Destine \\ Litzine \\ Halfsize
Smith, Aaron L. \\ Big Hands #4 \\ Perzine \\ Halfsize
Sterawalker, Zack \\ I Am Not A Bad Gorilla \\ Litzine \\ Odd-size
Sunny Dragon Flight \\ Ho Lover: about dating & friending sex workers \\ Gender/Queer \\ Oddsize
Thomas \\ The Newport Dolls \\ Fanzine \\ Halfsize
Withers, A. J. \\ Riots Rebellions & Resistance \\ Politics \\ Halfsize
Witteman, Cassandra \\ Skin, Time and Self \\ Perzine \\ Quartersize
Women Who Witch \\ The Grimoire \\  Gender/Queer \\ Halfsize
Women Who Witch \\ The Grimore #2 \\ Gender/Queer \\ Halfsize
various \\ The Barf Zine \\ Special Insterest \\ Half-legal
various \\ Blot #3 \\ Gender/Queer \\ Halfsize
various \\ dis-n-tangle #1 \\ Gender/Queer \\ Half-legal
various \\ A Student’s Guide to Mental Health \\ Special Interest \\ Halfsize

Also: Wednesday staffed hours will be on hiatus until further notice.

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Easter Sunday = no staffed hours

Hello, zine lovers.

We’ve decided to cancel staffed hours this Easter Sunday (27 March). Take that time to enjoy family, go for a walk/run/bike ride, eat festive or unfestive foods, read some zines in your own personal collection, or maybe even work on your zine. You do whatever you want/need to do during that time, Easter-related or not.

Staffed hours will resume on Tuesday 29 March at 6 PM.

Take care

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all the zines: the february update

here are some recently catalogued zines for your perusing pleasure:


Pearce, Nathan. Big Trouble in Little Egypt. Quarter-size. Art.

Pearce, Nathan. Big Trouble in Little Egypt 2. Quarter-size. Art.

Pearce, Nathan. Mini Dirt 2. Quarter-size. Art.

Pearce, Nathan. Welcome to Hortonville. Quarter-size. Art.

Belochka, Risu. Gomibako Issue Three. Quarter-size. Art.

Belochka, Risu. Gomibako Issue Four. Quarter-size. Art.

Gunhouse, Carl & Pearce, Nathan. All Night Long Vol. 9. Half-size. Art.


Cooper, Yoshi. OUT LOUD. Booksize. Art/Photography.

Various / Say it Right Writers Circle. Because We Can : A Say Right Writers Circle Reader – extracts from the first 5 months. Quarter-size. Litzine.

Unknown. Friday Night in West Ealing #72-75. Quartersize. Perzine.

You, Luke. YOU. Oddsize. Perzine.


Gnade, Adam. Simple Steps to a Life Less Shitty. Halfsize. Litzine

Bradshaw, Jason. Bore Issue Number Eleven. Oddsize. Comics.

Jonas. SRVIV III. Halfsize. Perzine.

Thrimej, Z.F. When Deadlines Become Zombies #10. Halfsize. Litzine.

Savard, JP. Hulltramar #1. Quartersize. Perzine.

Bartram, Jessica Bromley. Urchin. Quartersize. Art.

Fontaine, Tallulah. Flourish. Quartersize. Art.

Solomon, David. Travel On #5. Halfsize. Perzine.

Levitt, Eric. The Acronym “VGL” is Body Fascism. Halfsize Gender/Queer.

Brown, William. Revenge of the Freak Volume 1. Halfsize. Litzine.

Straightheart, Izalixe. Meetings #1. Quartersize. Perzine.

Anonomys. Wandering Home #1. Quartersize. Perzine.

Anonomys. Wandering Home #2. Quartersize. Perzine.

Goodhandy, Mandy & Herbert, John. The Adventures of Little Annie Tranny. Oddsize. Comics.

Rotsztain, Jonathan. Two-Fisted Males. Halfsize. Comics.

Pauls, Cole. Pizza Punks. Halfsize. Comics.

Ursulan, Stefen. Free Radicals. Halfsize. Art.

Oasis Skateboard Factory. Slo_Skate Vol. 10. Halfsize. Litzine.

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all the zines: the january update

happy (belated) 2016, and happy (early) lunar new year.

here are some zines we catalogued in the past month or so, with a little something for everyone #comics #fanzine #culture #politics #mentalhealth #perzine #litzine #gender #queer #art


Ruin, Jolie. Ruin #5. Fanzine. Halfsize.

Aelick, J. Reginald. Cutco. Comics. Odd-size.

MacDonald, Sarah. Thrifty Times #13. Fanzine. Half-size.

Emma D., Thomas B. Guest Informant #2. Culture. Booksize.

Various. The Promises and Pitfalls of Privilege Politics. Politics. Half-size.

Lewis, Craig (ed.). You’re Crazy. Volume 1 : First-hand accounts of Mental Health Struggle, Addiction, and Trauma from the Punk Scene. Politics. Booksize.

Lewis, Craig. Better Days : A Mental Health Recovery Workbook. Misc – Health. Full Size.

You, Luke. YOU. Perzine. Various sizes.


Aelick, Jordan Reg. & Bolt, Jen. Overgrowth. Comics. Odd-size.

Unknown. Attitude Adjustment. Comics. Half-size

Keaton, Dirk. Mo’Bows. Perzine. Half-size.

G, Keet & Soen Soen. There’s So Much Greatness & Behind the Curtain. Perzine. Quarter-size.

Geniza, Keet. Picking Bones #0. Comics. Half-size.


Collaboration. Indigenous Visual Culture Program Comic Writing Workshop with Walter Scott 2015. Comics. Half-size.

F, Evangeline. Wasteiod 3. Perzine. Quartersize.

Cannibal, Clementine. “I KNEW A MOTHERFUCKER LIKE YOU AND SHE SAID…” Gender/Queer. Quartersize.

Mayo, Kat. Trousseau. Litzine. Half-legal.

Phol-Weary, Emily. Voice #1, Spring 1996, “We Have Lives”. Litzine. Halfsize

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Laura-Marie. functionally ill #11. Perzine. Quarter-Size.
Laura-Marie. functionally ill #7. Perzine. Quarter-Size.
Ayun Halliday. the east village inky #41. Perzine. Quarter-Size.
Ayun Halliday. the east village inky #42. Perzine. Quarter-Size.
Ayun Halliday. the east village inky #43. Perzine. Quarter-Size.
alyssa edwards and brittany n. sad, bad, mad: a zine on madness, dependency, and vulnerability. Perzine. Quarter-Size.
byron. I Slept So Good Last Night. Perzine. Quarter-Size.
byron. brampton the good. Perzine. Quarter-Size.
Laura-Marie. functionally ill #13. Perzine. Quarter-Size.
Melanie Manooki. 1915. Art. Odd-Size.
Anonymous. My Friends and Other Creatures. Art. Odd-Size.
Tracy Sheeley. Victim Response. Gender/Queer. Half-Size.
Crackers + Honey #2. K.C. Perzine. Odd-Size.
Dead Haitians. ANT OINE. Art. Quarter-Size.


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Better Days: A Mental Health Recovery Workshop happening Sunday 6 December at the TZL

Hello there, friends

Through some rapid-fire planning, we’re co-hosting “Better Days: A Mental Health Recovery Workshop” with Craig Lewis, a mental health advocate, Certified Peer Specialist, and punk from Salem, MA. We encourage you to come out. This workshop will be overlapping with Sunday staffed hours.

See the facebook event page here for more info.

Craig Lewis will also be doing a “Punk Rock, Mental Health and Recovery” talk at D-Beatstro this Friday 4 December at 7PM.

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all the zines : the november update

here are the zines we’ve added to our library catalogue during the past month. thank you everyone for your contributions of these most excellent zines to our ever expanding collection. you are seriously the best. yes, you.



Various. AQSAZINE. Issue #2 / Fall ’09. Politics. Booksize.

Ross, Jamie. Coldwater. Litzine. Booksize.

Unknown. sagittarius horoscope: may.31.2007. Comiczine. Oddsize.

Lawrence, Cate. REQBAT presents: Counting Crows (One to Forty). Comiczine. Oddsize.

Ugly Duckling Presse. 6×6 #20. Litzine. Oddsize.

Jurkowski, A.M. Passing Notes in Class. Fanzine. Halfsize.

Aelick, J. Reginald. Monster Mash #1. Art. Quartersize.

D. Emma & You, Luke. Guest informant #1. Perzine. Halfsize.

Beitragen, Mit. Schrottland #5. Art. Oddsize.

Beitragen, Mit. Schrottland #4. Art. Oddsize.

Morrigan, Clementine. The Dangerous Powers of Witches: Spirituality, Autonomy, Community, and Literacy. Litzine. Quartersize.

Donato, Alfie. Wretchy Zine. Litzine. Halfsize.

dorke. gold rushes. Comics. Halfsize.

Ruin, Jolie. The Escapist Artist #10. Perzine. Halfsize.

Auman, Chris. Reglar Wiglar #22. Perzine. Halfsize.

Krumins, Imants. Craig & Leah. Imantzine Issue #1 June 2013. Art. Half-legal.

Buchanan, Tom & Maeve, Zoe. How Feelings Change Quickly & George Wallace. Litzine. Halfsize.

Sheridan, Jess. 11:59. Comics. Halfsize.

MC Sunflower Jones Productions. I Wanna Believe : Conspiracies & Shit. Litzine. Halfsize.

Riotfag, Nick. Towards a Less Fucked Up World: Sobriety and Anarchist Struggle. Politics. Booksize.

Maximumrocknroll #367 (Dec2013). Fanzine: MRR. Fanzine. Magazinesize.

The Street Post / Above the Law (Joint Issue). Vol.5 No.1. (Spring 2003). Politics. Magazine size.

Slingshot Collective. Slingshot #113 (Summer2013) and #114 (Harvest 2013). Politics. Magazinesize.

Patriquin, Lane Silas. Too Much / Not Enough : Thoughts on Gender Weirdness. Gender/Queer. Booksize.

Gatto, John Taylor. Against Schools & The Tyranny of Compulsory Schooling (Yggdrasil Distro). Politics. Booksize.

liesl a. Escape from Ivory Tower: Academic Papers and Reflections and Things – Equity Edition. Politics. Booksize.

Jacobs, Jesse. Blue Winter, Shapes in the Snow (2008). Comics. Oddsize.

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new and newly catalogued zines

a quick post to celebrate all our newly catalogued zines:


Tor. Deep Web. Half-size. Politics.

War, Erin. Thumb Tacks and Razor Blades. Fanzine. Half-size.

Weber, Aaron. Dead Wrestlers #1. Fanzine. Half-size.

Lewis, Jessica Cohen, Aviva Lamb, Melody & others. Static Zine iss #10 Milestones. Litzine. Half-size.

Ruin, Jolie. The Escapist Artist #18. Perzine. Half-size.

aonohirobumi and imocomi. Vagabook #1. Art. Odd-size.

COBP. Guess What! We’ve Got Rights?! Politics. Odd-size.

Corazon, Elle. Red Alert number 4. Gender/Queer. Odd-size.

Marinac, Devon. Come Close to Me. Art. Half-size.

Pretty Porky and Pissed Off. Double Double. Gender/Queer. Half-size.

Chan, Emily Reyes, Melissa. Sisters of the Sun. Gender/Queer. Odd-size.

Collaborative. Urban Velocity. Art. Half-size.

Center for Cartoon Studies. The Applied Cartooning Manifesto. Comics. Half-size.


Anonymous. Small Parts: prose poems + mini stories. Litzine. Quarter-size.

Christy: Sighera #2. Perzine. Half-size.


Weber, Aaron. STUBS: Volume 1. Fanzine. Half-size.

Anonomys. Sick Leave. Art. Odd-size.

Purkey, Steven & Prudence, Deiredree. It’s Better to Burn Out Than to Fade Away. Fanzine. Quarter-size.

Purkey, Steven & Prudence, Deiredree. Firtin’ with Danger. A Lou reed Pocket Reader. Fanzine. 1/8th-size.

Belochka, Risu. Gomi Bako Issue One. Perzine. Quarter-size.

Karissa. Crackers + Honey #9. Art. Odd-size.

Iesha. White Out. Art. Quarter-size.

Continuist, the. User_Name. Art. Odd-size.

Watson, Laura. Beginners’ Guide to Homemade Sanctuaries. Comics. 1/8-size.

Aylard, Adam. Super Baby Jesus. Comics. Odd-size.

Say Uncle Sue. A FREE Say Uncle Press Sampler. Litzine. Half-size.

Kemp, Caroline. She’s Pretty Good For A Girl #2. Gender/Queer. Half-size.

Minsker, Ethan. Psycho.Moto Zine Issue no. 21. Art. Half-size.

Neon, Angel. Scam City Alternative Medicine #67. Humour. Quarter-size.

big boots: issue 3 – language. various: una lee, karen okamoto, souvankham thammavongsa, arlene hunter. politics: anti-racism. odd size.

The Escapist Artist #17 (June 2014) & #19 (August 2014). by Jolie Ruin. Perzine. Booksize.

beating around the bush: a sexual health zine. compiled, edited, published by Pussy Willow. Misc/Special Interest: Health. Booksize.

Razorcake. Various: Todd Taylor. Fanzine: Punk Rock. Magazine-size.

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Hello, more zines

Do you feel your life is drab and boring? Tired of the same old routine day in, day out, week in, week out? Why not add some ZINES to your life. Colourful in content (in more than one way), zines are a guaranteed fix to all your humdrum woes. Become the exciting person you yearn to become! Come by and read some zines!



For your consideration, here are some recently catalogued zines:

    • Fermentation is Fun!!  // food // odd-size // Xander
    • Witches, Midwives & Nurses // special interest // half-size // reprint from 1972
    • We know what our fists are for // gender/queer // quarter-size // anonymous
    • The Children of Adam // politics // quarter-size // anonymous
    • Marriage & Love // politics // half-size // Emma Goldman
    • The Peak vol.29:5 // politics // full-size // various (University of Guelph)
    • Sol Rising #48 // fanzine // half-size // Alicia Freeborn
    • Amazed and Adored // art // odd-size // anonymous
    • How to Raise a Parent // litzine // half-size // Carly Stasko
    • Manit and the Nightmares // comics // odd-size // Claude Lalumiere & Robert Bottenberg
    • Keep on Dronin’ & other comix // comics // half-legal // Cameron Lee
    • 7 – 11 – 14 // perzine // odd-size // AW
    • Sigera #3:  My Big Fat Zine // perzine // half-size // Christy
    • Wiseblood (#s 59-61) // perzine // half-size //  Fishpit
    • Diary Entries from my Eating Disorder // perzine // half-size // Sofie Mikhaglova\
    • Una Lee, Sheila Sampath and Souvankham Thammavongsa. big boots 2.3 – sista resista. Litzine. Quarter-size
    • Una Lee, Sheila Sampath and Souvankham Thammavongsa. big boots 2.1 – dis/placement. Litzine. Quarter-size.
    • COPB. The Impact of Bill C-36 the “Anti-Terrorist Legislation”, Bill C-35 & C-42, “The Public Safety Act” with a Special Feature on New Money and Powers for Enforcement. Politics. Half-size.
    • Pussywillow. Beating Around the Bush … issue 2, 3, 4. Gender/Queer. Half-size.
    • K. The Bruises on my Thigh are Shaped like a Map of Italy. Perzine. Quarter-size.
    • Committee to Stop Targeted Policing. Above the Law? Politics. Odd-size.
    • heze. s/he’s got labe. Gender/Queer. Odd-size.
    • Supporting Our Youth. Fresh Off the Boat. Gender/Queer. Odd-size.
    • jae. seed. Special Interest. Quarter-size.
    • Tenacious: Writings from Women in Prison (Spring 2003, Issue 4). Various authors, Black Star Publishing. Litzine, Booksize.
    • Zine Making : an introduction. By Sarah. Misc/Special Interest: Zines on Zines. Quarter size. Written for a zine workshop in Halifax, 2003.
    • Neighbourhood Policing: Caressing the Community with an Iron Fist. by COBP: Collectif Oppose a la Brutalite Policiere / Collective Opposed to Police Brutality. Politics. Booksize.
    • MADCOW : The Blue Issue (2000). Mad Cow c/o UofT Women’s Centre, Various Authors. Gender/Queer. Booksize.
    • Letters from the War Years : some notes on love and struggle in times of war – a queer/trans/POC/anti-war zine. Various authors. Gender/Queer. Booksize.
    • Letters from the War Years: Some Notes on Love and Strugglees of War – A Queer/Trans/POC Anti-War Zine. Politics: Anti-Racism/Feminism/. Legal halfsize. 2 issues added to the collection.

And a bunch of Razorcakes, and oh so much more.

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new-to-us-zines: vintage 90s and more recent titles

lots of vintage 90s zines for your enjoyment…and some more recent titles up in the mix too.

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jwalke and McCallum, P. Asleep at the Wheel Summer, Fall 1993 and Spring 1994. Comics. Full-size.

Atomic Art Studio. Soul Twinkies Number 7even 1994. Comics. Full-size.

Feh! Press. Meshuggah Number 12, August 1995. Culture. Full-size.

Collaborative. Chairmen of the Bored. Art. Full-size.

Fitzwilliam, Jasmine. home. Art. Odd-size.

Powell, Nate. Walkie Talkie. Art. Half-legal.

Collaborative. The Filth Issue Three Summer 2011. Litzine. Full-size.

Mallalieu, Chris. Cafeteria Issue #2. Fanzine. Full-size.

Scam Punks. Scam #5 Jan. 2005. Politics. Full-size.

The Stink: The Official Sonic Unyon News Source (Issues 5-10, 12). Fanzine. Magazine size.

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