• Author: kimberly
  • Published: Aug 11th, 2014

Pop-Up Library at New England Zine Fest this Saturday

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

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Jul 15th, 2014

Bye Bye Lorem Ipsum, Hello Allston!

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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.

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Apr 18th, 2014

Our Online Catalog is Updated and Better!

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Ok, so it’s still just a spreadsheet. But you are now able to search within a column (say, you want to find out if YOUR zine has been catalogged, or you want to know how many zines we have that were made in 1997, or you want to know if there are any zines written in French…) AND we have added the remaing 500+ zines we’ve catalogged since the last time it was updated. !!!

(Click to be taken to the catalog, or click “Zines” in the menu above)

As always, you are also welcome to drop us an email, text, or swing by the library when we are open if you still can’t find what you’re looking for! We’re here to help. :)

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Apr 7th, 2014

Papercut’s Zine Distro!

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Some of the awesome zines currently in our distro! Come check out what folks are photocopying in 2014.

ROT #5 ART and COMICS about queer punk life in Providence, dreams, dogs, street harassment, monsters, hexes, etc. November 2013.

Malcriada Personal stories and writing about “abuse, assimilation, and Latin@ identity.” Second Edition. 2012.

Cracks in the Pavement Personal writings on living in Boston, photos and art related to graffiti and punk, poetry, a guide about maple syrup, and more. I think it was made in 2012??

Other awesome titles we carry: Drop Everything & Make a Zine! (Papercut’s collab zine), Inspirado (Melissa Falco talks about being an artist/zinester/involved in the arts community in Somerville), Life is Posers 1+2 (punk comics), Nothing Mattress (more punk/Boston/life comics), Liz Prince (life/humor/dating comics), Assume Nothing (living with STIs),  In Spite of… (poetry from Philly), and some new zines by Jordan Stabile which will be available later today!

We also carry some zines that are older but still interesting/relevant to us.

We ALSO have a copy of each in our library for those of you who would rather check them out and bring them back every two weeks/browse inside the library!

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Jan 22nd, 2014

Indoor Yardsale 2/2/14! Come buy comics!

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The time has come for decisiveness about the enormous collection of comic books we have accumulated over the years: Are they zines, or what?!??

The consensus is that, while some zines are comics, not all comics are zines.

Therefore, all our old, rare, and straight up WEIRD comic books will be available to browse, buy, and TAKE on Sunday, February 2 from 11am-7pm.

In addition to our variety of comics, we will also be selling some odds + ends: furniture, art supplies, knick nacks, records, CDs, taps, and anything else you could ever imagine!

We are eager to free up as much space as possible, while giving these items to good homes such as yours, so please feel free to make offers on ANYTHING!

The bookstore and the zine library will be open during this event, and refreshments will be served.

If you have any questions or specific requests to know some titles we’ll be selling, please don’t hesitate to email us! They are all neatly cataloged and we can give you plenty of info.

WHEW. Sorry for the essay. We are just very excited!

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Jan 20th, 2014

Same Address, New Location!

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We’ve just moved back into our cozy corner in the back of Lorem Ipsum! We’ve decided not to close ouselves off with bookshelves or an entrance in hopes of inviting more folks to check out our zines. Come by soon! We are open Friday-Monday, 2-7 pm but you can browse the collection as long as the book store is open. :D

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Jan 3rd, 2014

January 9: Life is Posers/Nothing Mattress Comic Zines Release!

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Thursday, January 9 at 8pm @Papercut Zine Library/Lorem Ipsum Books

1299 Cambridge St., Cambridge (Inman Sq)

Celebrate the second issues of both Life is Posers and Nothing Mattress and watch as internet JPEGs come to life. Pick up some comics, drink a few beers, and watch a live interview/ Q&A session hosted by Ancient Alien’s Chris Pittman!! Zero dollars admission.

RSVP HERE

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Dec 5th, 2013

While Visions of Copyscams Danced in Our Heads…

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Please Join us for a very spacial evening of festive food, readings, and good cheer

~*~*Sunday, December 15 at 4 PM*~*~

Papercut Librarians, Lorem Ipsum Employees and some dear friends will be reading from their own zines, poetry and stories, all while enjoying mulled cider, hot cocoa, gingerbread, and other festive treats! Please join us in our year end celebration :)

If you’d like to read or bring food or just say hey, hit us up! papercut(at)riseup(dot)net

RSVP here

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Oct 26th, 2013

November: Teen Workshop Series + Reduced Library Hours

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Papercut librarians are currently preparing for our second teen workshop series at various Boston Public Library branches, beginning this week! We will be talking about what zines are, how they differ from other media — and finally, teaching participants how to make their own mini-zines. We are very excited to continue this partnership with the BPL, and to share our knowledge on the world of independent publishing. :)

Because of our loaded schedule of workshops, we will be cutting our weekday hours during November. We hope to see you on Saturdays and Sundays (still open between 2-7pm), and we encourage groups to contact us about opening by appointment if need-be! Additional “bonus” hours will occasionally be posted on our Facebook and Twitter accounts, as well, so stay tuned for that.

We will also be returning to the ICA alongside Amy Sillman’s exhibit on November 16, from 1-4pm. Please note that this date was incorrect on our recent postcards! It’s Saturday!

One final update for November is the BIG BUTTONS that were designed for us by the lovely Faye Orlove <3 Stop by the library and pick one up, or you can buy them online here.

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Oct 8th, 2013

POC Zine Project Fundraiser: Next Week!

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Event Page // Papercut Zine Library // POC Zine Project

PZL is excited to hold its second annual fundraiser for the PoC Zine Project, a group whose mission is to “make all zines by people of color easy to find, distribute and share.” You can also find the project on Facebook and twitter.

This zine swap and zine making meetup will focus on intersections of race and racism in Boston through the lens of housing and land issues. According to the 2010 census Boston is one of the most segregated cities in the United States. For many residents of the city, housing issues are a critical and live issue through which questions of community, class, and race intersect. We invite participants to come reflect on these questions through zines.

We will have zines about housing and land rights issues on hand, and invite participants to make their own 1/2 page to contribute to a PZL community zine on housing issues in Boston.

Are you a local zine-maker (or writer, artist, activist in other media of expression) of color who would like to have work highlighted at this event? Or would you like to let us know about an awesome zine, zinester, writer, artist, or activist of color you think should be involved?
Send an email with “Attn: Anna and Brittany” in the subject heading to papercut@riseup.net.

All donations made at the event will go to the PoC Zine Project to support the 2013 Race Riot tour, and local organizations working for Native/Indigenous rights.

Event Page // Papercut Zine Library // POC Zine Project

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