• 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.


  • 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

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

Presenting Zines at Galleries, Book Warehouses, and More This Fall!

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In just over a week, Papercut Librarians will be presenting our very own pop-up zine library at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston! We will be facilitating a conversation of sorts about zines as a medium, within a larger exhibit presented by artist and zinester Amy Sillman. If you miss us on October 5, we will be bringing the pop-up library back on November 17th.

That same weekend, we will also be tabling at the Harvard Book Store’s Warehouse Weekend, dedicated to Zines, Comics, and Local Craft! Come to 14 Park St. in Somerville, 10am-6pm on October 5+6 to check out our free zine making table and some awesome new merch and zines we will be selling!

Stay tuned for more events, workshops and news the the next few weeks. This is truly an exciting time for Papercut and we are excited for all of the great organizations we are partnering with to make these things happen!

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Aug 12th, 2013

Papercut Cameo!

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Check out this fantastic slideshow from zinelibraries.info on the history of zines, featuring our dear friend and former PApercut Librarian Mothra!

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Apr 19th, 2013

Probably goes without saying,

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But we will be closed today. Please stay safe, everyone!

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Feb 15th, 2013

Update About Our Collective Meetings

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Historically, Papercut Librarians have met each Monday at 7:30pm to discuss matters pertaining to the library. During these meetings, we introduce the library to new trainees, discuss fund-raising efforts, propose new ways to organize and catalog materials, and so much more. Unfortunately, sometimes night-classes, work, and other responsibilities keep librarians from attending on Monday nights, so we’ve come up with a compromise:

From now on, PCZL meetings will be held on the 1st, 2nd, 4th (and if there’s a 5th, the 5th) Monday night. On the 3rd week of each month, we will meet on Sunday afternoon instead!

Occasionally, we have also been switching to a chatroom meeting (oftentimes due to weather). We try to alert the list serve when this happens, but if you are planning on attending a meeting for the first time it’s a good idea to email us so that we can be in touch. Again, this doesn’t happen often, but we just want to make sure nobody shows up to an empty library!

If you’re interested in getting involved, Papercut is always looking for new volunteers. Email us at Papercut(at)rise up(dot)net for more info.

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Feb 4th, 2013

We are still here!!!

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We apologize for the minor panic last week. For those who have not heard, Lorem Ipsum, the bookstore that Papercut lives in, is facing some serious financial trouble. Their landlord has extended the time they have to pay their back-rent, however, we are not quite sure what the future holds for the library or this store. Both are incredible resources, and now true staples of Inman Square. We will keep everybody updated as soon as we know more. Until then, please assume Papercut will contnue to be open during our regular hours (Friday-Monday, 2-7pm).

Thank you!

More info on the situation in the Phoenix Blog (Click here)

  • Author: kimberly
  • Published: Jan 11th, 2013

New! Shop @Storenvy

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Here’s one more way to support Papercut zine Library: By buying some of our home-made merch online! All of these items are available in our library, but for those of you who are not local we would be happy to ship it out to you.

Check out our buttons, patches, t-shirts and membership packs~all designed and produced by local artists and/or Papercut librarians!

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