November Zine Making Meetup: Harvest Time!

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Friday, November 16th 6:00 – 8:00 pm.  Time for another monthly zine meet up!  This fall we’ve collected lots of awesome recipes at local farmer’s markets – we’re going to put together a great zine but we want to give you a chance to put in your two lima beans first. Bring your recipes, food stories, harvest vibes, etc… we’ll have all the usual zine making stuff on hand. See you then!

RSVP to the facebook event here.

Zine and archival materials workshop

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Saturday, October 6th — Zine and archival materials workshop at the Isabella Stuart Gardner Museum.

Recipe zine making at the Union Square Farmers’ Market!

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Saturday, September 15 — PZL will be hanging out at the Union Square Farmers’ Market soliciting illustrated recipes of your favorite things do to with the yummy produce from USFM. The finished product will be an awesome, illustrated recipe zine! See more info about the Farmer’s Market here: Image by Claudia Pearson.

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RSVP here!

More Updates on Our Birthday Festivities!

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Featuring live music acts: The Low TideFat Creeps and Birthdays!

and local zines released and showcased by:

High 5! The funnest and finest bi-weekly listing of free and cheap events available.
Bay State Badass #2! Brand new second issue of the lady-centric bike zine taking the streets by storm.
Today Belongs to You by Andrue Coombes
Nothing Mattress comics by Brian Connolly
New Vision by the Chubby Behemoth
Miss Sequential’s Sketchbook
Assorted Comic Zines by Liz Prince
Assorted Zines by Chelsea Dirck
Todo Sobre Mi Madre
Rihanna by Coorain Devin. About Rihanna and how her image functions in our culture.

Also check out this month’s mini-exhibit on lady-licious bike zines!

Hope to see you there!

*RSVP on Facebook, if you like.

Opening Party Announced!

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The Papercut Zine Library has moved into Lorem Ipsum Books! Come join us for a night of celebration; complete with music, readings, friends, and general merriment.

The Lucy Parsons Center is holding their opening earlier in the day, so we’ll also have a group bikeride from JP to Cambridge. Don’t miss out!

RSVP on Facebook!

Moving 15,000 Zines about 2.5 Miles Down the Road

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So we’re about 1/2, or maybe 1/3 of the way there, depending on how you look at it. The majority of our catalogued zines are safe and sound at our new location, with just a few hundred zines and the furniture to take care of over the next few days.

It’s sad to see the art come down; off the shelves and off of the walls. Our space in Somerville has awarded us with some amazing opportunities over the last year and a half, and we do not take this for granted. We hope that our friends over in East Somerville will keep checking out their zines, and that all of our patrons will see how we continue to grow and flourish in our new space.

We want to thank our volunteers, once again, for all of the help and support during this move. We could not have done it without you!



Rad Dad Event Friday @Lorem Ipsum!

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Friday, 9/16 at 7pm – RSVP on Facebook

Steve Almond, Tomas Moniz, and Jeremy Adam Smith are touring in support of Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood, which PM Press published just a few weeks ago. “If buying a gender-neutral pacifier is the most radical thing you’ve done as a parent, Rad Dad will nudge you back on track,” says the SF Weekly.

Steve Almond lives in the Boston area with his beautiful and endlessly patient wife, Erin, and their chocolate addicts-in-training children, Josie and Judah. He’s also written some books: Candyfreak; My Life in Heavy Metal; Rock n Roll Will Save Your Life; and The Evil BB Chow.

Tomas edits and writes for the zine Rad Dad, which won a Best of the Bay award from the San Francisco Bay Guardian and an Independent Press Award for Best Zine. He lives with two amazing daughters, a bunch of chickens, bees, a cat and dog in south Berkeley.

Jeremy Adam Smith is the father of Liko, age 7; author of The Daddy Shift; coeditor of Rad Dad: Dispatches from the Frontiers of Fatherhood; founder of the acclaimed blog Daddy Dialectic; and a 2010–11 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University.

Opening in November at our NEW Location in Inman Square

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It is our great pleasure to announce that Papercut will soon be sharing a space with our friends at Lorem Ipsum, an independent bookstore in Inman Square.

Photo by Roger Metcalf
Although our Somerville location has allowed us to grow significantly and build new relationships over the past year, we are excited about our forthcoming transition into this new space. In addition to being closer to public transportation, our new space will also be wheelchair accessible. We’re pumped to join Lorem Ipsum’s vibrant community of artists, writers, and musicians who regularly use the space for workshops, art shows, and other types of events that we ourselves have been known to coordinate. We are very excited to collaborate with the Lorem Ipsum folks on future programming, as well as a dual membership program which will be announced later!
We will officially be out of our space at 226 Pearl St., Somerville on October 1st — and we will be opening a month later at 1299 Cambridge St., Cambridge.
Our phone number, email address and website will stay the same, so please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions, concerns or ideas you may have related to the new space. If you would like to attend a meeting, please email us ahead of time as our meetings have changed in frequency.
Thank you so much for your continued support. We look forward to seeing you this fall!
The Papercut Librarians
Adrienne, Anna, Ben, David, Kimberly and Mitch

Hours changing, Circulation ceasing, and oh yea…we are moving!

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Dear Friends, Neighbors, and Patrons,
Papercut will soon cut our open hours down to Saturdays and Sundays, 2-7PM, with Monday the 8th being our last Monday for a while. We apologize if this makes visiting difficult for anyone, but we are still able to open by appointment!  If you have friends coming in from out of town, a class of students eager to learn about zines, or you just can’t seem to make it out on the weekends, please do not hesitate to drop us an email. A week’s notice is helpful, but other than that we’re pretty easygoing. Please note that if you have zines which are due on a later Monday, you can still put them through the drop slot on the front door!
In addition to changing hours, on August 20th we will halt all circulation of our materials. Not forever, but we are beginning to reorganize in preparation for another move and would like to ensure that all zines, movies, vinyl, and tapes are in order before we begin the process.
We have gotten some exciting offers and are exploring the possibilities of inhabiting a more accessible space. Although we have treasured our time and new friendships made here in East Somerville, we recognize that it is not an ideal building for us and that we should not rule out new opportunities.
Full details and final decisions on our move will be announced by September 1st, and we should be open and circulating again by January at the latest. Please come by to browse and read in the library in the meantime — and we will do our best to continue our events programming until the big move!
If you have some time in September, and would like to volunteer, please email us with any relevant info (ie: I am available at these times/I have a huge van/I love carrying heavy furniture) We could certainly use the help!
Thank you all for being a part of the Papercut Zine Library!
The Papercut Zine Librarians

Thank you, Boston Latin School!

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The Boston Latin School‘s afternoon drawing class made a trip out to Papercut recently! They were so excited about our collection, that they ended up making their own zine together. Thanks for sending us a copy, BLS. Come back any time :)

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