Pix and Reviews from NE Zine Fest :P

Written By: Papercut Zine Library Published: Aug 31st, 2014

Pop-Up Library at New England Zine Fest this Saturday

Written By: Papercut Zine Library 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: Papercut Zine Library 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!

State of the Papercut Address: An Open Community Meeting to Discuss Papercut’s Future

Written By: Betty Slutsky Published: Jul 9th, 2014

State of the Papercut Address
An Open Community Meeting to Discuss Papercut’s Future
Wednesday July 23, 7PM
Lorem Ipsum, 1299 Cambridge Street, Cambridge 02139

Papercut is on the move again and we invite you to brainstorm our next steps with us. After all, we collect and make these zines available for YOU! We bring the snacks, you bring your zine-love, your ideas, your resources, and your idea-ful and resourceful friends! Hear more about the situation and our temporary space (launching ~August 1st) and tell us things you want us to know. Maybe it’s about how we’re doing, what you want to see in our future location, who you think we should work with or talk to, and where you want to see us go, whether that’s literal or figurative! Let’s do this!

Papercut is MOVING Out of Lorem Ipsum

Written By: Papercut Zine Library Published: Jun 30th, 2014

Dearest Patrons:

After nearly three amazing years functioning out of Lorem Ipsum Books, Papercut will begin packing our collection to move out on July 14th.  The book store will be undergoing many changes over the next few months, but we’ll recall fondly our time at Lorem Ipsum, which brought us many opportunities for growth and collaboration and made our library much more accessible to folks previously unacquainted with zines.
***We will be ending circulation of our zines immediately in preparation for our next move, and ask that all patrons bring in zines that they have out!***

***Our collection may be in storage for a while initially, but we will continue to be active with regular events, pop-up libraries, and workshops!***

If you have energy, ideas, time, or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us! We would love any and all help and feedback about what you would like to see from our next space. We plan on holding a community meeting sometime in July and invite everyone to attend, whether you have ideas to share or simply want to stay in the loop.
We thank you all for your support! Papercut has now been around for over 9 years, collecting over 15,000 zines, and serving over 1,600 devoted zinesters like yourselves. We know that this move will only help Papercut continue to grow and we are very excited for what will come next.
Love and Copy Scams~
The Papercut Zine Librarians

Detonating on Tuesday, 6.17!

Written By: Betty Slutsky Published: Jun 15th, 2014

Papercut + Topside Press’ Trans Women Writers Summer Tour present:

Tuesday June 17th, 7PM
1299 Cambridge Street, Cambridge

Botched SEX change. Sketchy DRUGS. ROCKer stripper crime family. ROLLed ice cream truck.
I’ve Got a Time Bomb reads as a novelized memoir, with all names and places so badly mangled as to be inadmissable in court, and past the statute of limitations anyway.

Visual artist and zinester Sybil Lamb is coming to town with zinester and stand up comedian Red Durkin, and Cambridge will never be the same again. Joining them is local writer and performer Adrienne Price, who will be reading from a memoir she wrote in the mental hospital.

Related: some locals, inspired by Red Durkin’s example, are organizing a Boston Area Trans Ladies Picnic for Sunday June 22nd at 2PM in Franklin Park. While you must be a trans lady to attend, you needn’t be a trans lady to promote it!

If you can’t make it to the event, you can order Sybil Lamb’s book here!

Sybil Lamb does not have a time bomb. She gave it to a girl she liked.

Kicking off mini-talk series!

Written By: Betty Slutsky Published: May 16th, 2014

Among the many delightful aspects of our growing (!) librarian staff collective is the specialized skills and knowledge we each bring with us! We’ve got a comic geek expert, a master of divinity, we’ve got punx, anarchists, feminists who can take you through the music zines, perzines, animal and environmental zines, give you gardening tips, tempt you with vegan baking recipes, enlighten you on zine culture in the Middle East, tell you where to find a D&D game, regale you with stories of repeatedly running into John Waters in P-Town, or share fun facts about Imperial Russian ballet. We keep promising each other a Report Night at one of our weekly Monday meetings, and then thought we should let our patrons in on the fun!

The fun starts Monday May 19th at 7PM! Come on in to hear An Astonishingly Brief History of (independent) Print Culture. By Adrienne. She went to College. For History. She aspires to contextualize zines in the broader history of people writing stuff down and why.

We intend to host talks on the third Mondays of the month at 7PM. Future topics may include comic talk, feminism and zines, baking zines, and who even knows what else? We’ll keep you posted, though!

Our Online Catalog is Updated and Better!

Written By: Papercut Zine Library Published: Apr 18th, 2014

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. :)

Papercut’s Zine Distro!

Written By: Papercut Zine Library Published: Apr 7th, 2014

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!

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