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

Written By: Papercut Zine Library Published: Jan 22nd, 2014

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!

Same Address, New Location!

Written By: Papercut Zine Library Published: Jan 20th, 2014

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

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

Written By: Papercut Zine Library Published: Jan 3rd, 2014

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.


While Visions of Copyscams Danced in Our Heads…

Written By: Papercut Zine Library Published: Dec 5th, 2013

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

Teen Workshop Series with the Boston Public Library!

Written By: drawmedy Published: Nov 4th, 2013

This month we are thrilled to be doing **20** zine workshops for teens in partnership with the Boston Public Library system.  Check out the dates, times, and locations below and spread the word!  And remember that we will have reduced library hours this month to accommodate all these events.

11/4 – South Boston @3:30pm
11/5 – East Boston @3:30pm
11/7 – Central Library @3pm
11/7 – Parker Hill @4pm
11/8 – Dudley @ 1:30pm
11/12 – South End @3:30pm
11/12 – Hyde Park @2pm
11/12 – Uphams Corner @4:30pm
11/13 – Grove Hall @4pm
11/14 – Codman Square @4pm
11/15 – Fields Corner @3:30pm
11/18 – Faneuil @4pm
11/19 – Jamaica Plain @4pm
11/20 – Honan-Allston @4pm
11/21 – Connolly @4:30pm
11/25 – North End @4pm
11/25 – Lower Mills @4pm
11/26 – South Boston (Tierney Learning Center) @3pm
11/26 – Roslindale @4pm
11/27 – Mattapan @3pm

November: Teen Workshop Series + Reduced Library Hours

Written By: Papercut Zine Library Published: Oct 26th, 2013

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.

POC Zine Project Fundraiser: Next Week!

Written By: Papercut Zine Library Published: Oct 8th, 2013

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

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

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

Written By: Papercut Zine Library Published: Sep 26th, 2013

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!

Papercut Cameo!

Written By: Papercut Zine Library Published: Aug 12th, 2013

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

BPL teen workshops, week 1!

Written By: Betty Slutsky Published: Jul 12th, 2013

We told you we’re doing a series of zine workshops for teens and tweens around town this summer. It has begun!

We adore tending to our circulating collection of zines in Inman Square in Cambridge, but we exult in these invitations to bring zine love outside the confines of our walls! It warms our analog hearts to introduce workshop participants to another medium for exploring their voices and expressing their creativity, and to marvel at their own innovations within the zine format. Meanwhile it titillates our intellects to nerd out on (zine) librarianship with BPL’s skilled and personable staff members– also 80s/90s pop culture ^_^

Dudley, with teen librarian Akunna Eneh:
Participants used collage art, words, stickers, and drawings to examine reigning celebrity personas, basketball imagery, slime, sweat, librarianship, and the truth about dinosaurs.

Lower Mills, with children’s librarian Angela Bonds:
A few participants were inspired to gut some old books and commandeer the covers for their own works, filling the bindings with contents spanning fashion, hatred, and why your pet rat is not cool.

So we’re amped on this. Still to come, including four next week:

Tues. July 16 at 2PM ~~~~~~~ Hyde Park Branch, 35 Harvard Ave., Hyde Park
Weds. July 17 at 3:30 PM ~~~~ Mattapan Branch, 1350 Blue Hill Ave, Mattapan
Thurs. July 18 at 3PM ~~~~~~ Grove Hall Branch, 41 Geneva St., Dorchester
Friday July 19 at 3pm ~~~~~~ Fields Corner Branch, 1520 Dot Ave., Dorchester
Tues. July 23 at 3pm ~~~~~~~ Codman Square Branch, 690 Washington St., Dorchester
Weds. July 24 at 1:30pm ~~~~ Egleston Square Branch, 2044 Columbus Ave, Roxbury
Weds. July 31 at 2pm ~~~~~~~ Central Library Branch, 700 Boylston St. Boston
Thurs. August 8 at 3pm ~~~~~ South End Branch, 685 Tremont St. Boston
Monday August 12 at 3pm ~~~ East Boston Branch, 276 Meridian Street, East Boston

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