Zines zines zines!
I've been publishing zines—which are self-published, usually handmade booklets—since 2004. My longest-running zine, The La-La Theory, is about language and linguistics from a quirky, personal perspective. Others have been collections of personal essays, interviews, poems, and lists.
Some of my zines are archived in university and public libraries, including Barnard College, the Zine Archive & Publishing Project in Seattle, the Browne Popular Culture Library at Bowling Green State University, and the London College of Communication Library. They have also been exhibited in galleries and museums, including Space 538 in Portland, Maine; the Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art in Scranton, PA; the National Gallery of Australia; Kunstraum Walcheturm in Zürich; the traveling kiosk Le Bouquiniste; and the Baltimore Museum of Art. My zines are available for purchase at Wooden Shoe Books in Philadelphia, Quimby's in Chicago, Bluestockings in NYC, Catland Books in Brooklyn, Powell’s in Portland, Oregon, and The Jaybird in Birmingham, Alabama. You can also buy them online, at Antiquated Future and on my etsy shop.
If you would like a copy of any of my zines for your library I will happily donate them. If you're another zine maker and you'd like to trade, I'd love to do that too! Just get in touch with me here.
I created a workshop on zine making and the history and culture of zines that I have taught to many groups of teenagers and grown-ups. Please contact me if you'd like me to do this at your high school, public library, university, rec center, community art space, or you know, any space where humans gather.