We’re still here!! Seriously!

Written By: kimberly Published: May 19th, 2015

Oh, shoot. We’ve been doing our best to keep everyone in-the-know about current Papercut happenings, but our best sometimes leaves our website in the dark. There was a fire in our building in March, and while our dear library was luckily untouched by the flames (and by the sprinklers which flooded most other units), we’ve been in a constant battle with the city and our landlord to be allowed back into the space.

We will be opening occasionally over the next few weeks, but are unsure about our regular schedule. The best way to find out is to add us on Facebook or Twitter, or to email or text message us to schedule an appointment.

Another way to view our lovely zines is to check out one of our “Pop-Ups in the Park” events, happening throughout the summer. Or, let us know if you have an event or space you’d like to have a pop-up library at! We will bring 150ish zines with us for you to browse, along with some current zines and merch to buy!

Finally, I’d like to present a short slideshow highlighting our ~forever home~ dreams, in case you all come across a space that may work for us.

Papercut Searches for a New Space

Thanks as always for the support. <3


“Notes from Underground: Countercultural Print Material from Samizdat to Zines” next week

Written By: drawmedy Published: Feb 23rd, 2015

Co-organized by a PZL librarian, on March 3rd a panel on Harvard’s campus will look at zines in connection with Samizdat, the tradition of underground Soviet self-publishing, and ask questions about countercultural print materials in university archives. Local zinesters and zine librarians Alana Kumbier and Honor Moody will be talking, Alana discussing her recent book Ephemeral Material: Queering the Archive and Honor talking about the zine collection at Radcliffe’s Schlesinger library. See more information on the full panel, “Notes from Underground: Countercultural Print Material from Samizdat to Zines.”

What questions are raised about the growing presence of zines in university collections? What questions and insights are raised about zines when discussing them alongside other historical traditions of self-publishing? Come take part in the conversation!

Time: Tuesday, March 3rd from 4:00 – 6:00pm
Location: 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S020
Free and open to the public


2015 Winter Events Round Up!

Written By: Brittany Published: Feb 1st, 2015

Despite the snow, Papercut has kept very busy with events this winter! Here’s a recap of all of the ziney fun and some events to look out for this month:

In December we had our annual POC Zine Project fundraiser, an event where we shared, swapped, and promoted zines by POC authors.

That same month, we also had a zine release and reading for a collab zine called “Heart & Home.” This event was a cookie swap and functioned as PZL’s annual holiday party. All of the proceeds for this event also went to the POC Zine Project.

All together, our December events raised over $130 for the POCZP!

As for upcoming events, on February 19th we’re having another zine release and reading for Liz: The Zine 3! The theme of the zine is “Why I’m here,” and it’s submission based. (You can email submissions of art, poetry, photography, short essays, and pretty much anything else that tickles your fancy to lizthezine@yahoo.com by February 4th!)

The Liz: The Zine 3 event will be a reading and potluck dinner, so bring your favorite comfort foods!

See y’all soon! Keep warm and stay in touch <3


Regular Hours at our Temporary Space in Allston~

Written By: kimberly Published: Jan 18th, 2015

Papercut will now be open from 2-5 PM every SUNDAY at our temporary space in Allston.

We are closest to these bus lines: 57, 64, 66. We’re also about a ten minute walk from the B line (Harvard Ave. stop)

For our address, to ask about meetings, or other communication: text us at (617) 871-ZINE or email papercut(at)riseup.net !

We are not currently circulating zines, so if you have any out still PLEASE BRING THEM BACK!!!!!

We do have a scanner available for patron use and will also considering photocopying pages for folks if need be!

Love and Copyscams~

Kimberly/Papercut Zine Library


This Thursday!

Written By: kimberly Published: Dec 7th, 2014


Boston Zine Fest is BACK: October 11 & 12

Written By: kimberly Published: Sep 22nd, 2014

Boston Zine Fest is coming up fast! Papercut will be presenting one of the workshops, and many of us have been involved in planning this awesome event. They are still looking for volunteers and may have table space available as well, so be sure to get in touch if you’d like to be involved!

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Pix and Reviews from NE Zine Fest :P

Written By: kimberly Published: Aug 31st, 2014


Pop-Up Library at New England Zine Fest this Saturday

Written By: kimberly Published: Aug 11th, 2014

We will be bringing about a hundred zines for you to read :) Come hang out!


Bye Bye Lorem Ipsum, Hello Allston!

Written By: kimberly Published: Jul 15th, 2014

As far as this librarian can tell, all 15,000+ of our dear zines have made it over the river to Allston and are in-tact and even in some semblance of order!

Although we are mostly out of Lorem Ipsum, you can STILL return zines there (@1299 Cambridge St. Cambridge) until August 1st (please do that!). After that, ideally you will see us at an event, come over to the new (temporary) space during our sporadic open hours, ask us to open by appointment, or even mail those babies to us direct.

There is now a spot on our homepage with a list of our summer events. Come see us at the New England Zine Fest in August, and don’t forget about the big community meeting on July 23rd. We wanna know what you wanna see in Papercut’s next space. We wanna feed you snacks and talk about our other locations.

OK! As always, email us or text us with any questions. Over and out.


Please return your zines!

Written By: Papercut Zine Library Published: Jul 12th, 2014

Reminder: PLEASE BRING BACK YR ZINES!! We will be packing this week and need all our zines back before the move. If you can’t bring them back this week, please let us know so we can tell you the address of our next location. We can accept zines at Lorem Ipsum until August 1st, technically. But for real please come by this weekend or be in touch. Thanks!


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