Post-PaperJam: A Volunteer’s Perspective

PaperJam came and went! But what an event! I feel like PaperJam’s been on my calendar for so long. I’ve been anticipating PaperJam with every Instagram post, every conversation about it. It’s weird that it’s over. But it was such a pleasure seeing the zine community come together for a local event, supporting the Toronto… Continue reading Post-PaperJam: A Volunteer’s Perspective

Introducing Rose Riot

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

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

You’re invited: TZL’s 2014 AGM and Potluck Party

Once a year, Toronto zinesters gather to discuss what their zine library has accomplished in the last 365 days. They also discuss opportunities for the next 365, sign up to volunteer at the library and eat tons of snacks, all by the warmth of thousands of zines. Bring something for the potluck! Bring zines to… Continue reading You’re invited: TZL’s 2014 AGM and Potluck Party

Cometbus & Ghost Pine in Toronto!

Cometbus and Ghost Pine are coming to Toronto on November 19! Readings and more. Full details TBA! PWYC/ All ages About Aaron Cometbus: Aaron has been publishing his fanzine, Cometbus, since 1981. Originally a showcase for California basement punk bands, Cometbus grew with its editor to incorporate a whole range of contradictory qualities. Over the… Continue reading Cometbus & Ghost Pine in Toronto!

Check out Zine Dream 6 this weekend

The 6th Annual Zine Dream Small Press Fair. A Weekend long celebration of self-publishing! ****** Friday August 2nd: Nieves Zine Library & Innen Shop Window Display at Art Metropole – 1490 Dundas Street West A full retrospective of the Nieves Zine Library alongside a specially designed display of Innen Shop including an on-glass-installation in the… Continue reading Check out Zine Dream 6 this weekend

Poetry reading/performance event!

Wednesday, Oct. 17th (today – sorry for this terribly short notice), The Toronto Zine Library welcomes Monster House Press’ poets and members RYANJ (Columbus, OH) and Richard Wehrenberg Jr. (Bloomington, IN) to the Tranzac Club’s Tiki Room as part of their two-week reading tour. They’ll also have zines and chapbooks for sale. Other special guests… Continue reading Poetry reading/performance event!