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Now that I have a little bit of down time during the holiday weekend, I can make a post about all the zine/book things I saw during my trip.

In Philadelphia, we went to Independence Hall (actually we did not get to go inside because the tickets were all gone) where we went inside Philosophical Hall and saw a bunch of artifacts in this exhibition. One of the documents included was Common Sense (see below). Some say it was the earliest zine ever made!

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The other place that was on my list was The Print Center, located near Rittenhouse Square. They focus mainly on printmaking and photography, but one of their exhibitions was Ephemeral Sprawl, which was co-curated by Printeresting and featured all sorts of printed ephemera. They were having an opening the night that my mom and I got into town, so after we got to the hotel, we ventured out to take a look. We had a bit of trouble finding the place, but with the help of my dad’s phone, we eventually found it. 

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Photo from shereadsandreads.blogspot.com.

After being in Philadelphia for about four days, we flew to Burlington, VT. Originally we had planned to visit my friend Julie, but our plans were not meant to be because she was still in Texas and could not make it back in time. She told us a few places to check out and Crow Bookshop seemed like it was right up my alley.

It’s a small independent book store on Church Street where a lot of other shops are in downtown Burlington. I found this book called The Undressed Art: Why We Draw by Peter Steinhart, which I am looking forward to read after I finish some other books on my already long list.

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While we were in Burlington, we decided to drive to Montreal for the day since it’s only 2 1/2 hours away or something like that. Driving up toward Montreal is very picturesque and reminds me of Tipton, Indiana actually. One of the places on my to-do list was Monastiraki, a curiosity shop and art gallery that has tons of prints, zines, independent magazines, old books, vintage posters and other ephemera. This store in in an area called the Mile End which has many other neat shops and also where Drawn & Quarterly has a retail space. I was in book heaven… @.@

So we walked around that part of the city for a bit and then drove off to find Librarie Formats, another independent book store. The guy at Monastiraki said that it was at the other end of town near Old Montreal but located in a new building, where VOX Photo is as well. By this time I was getting kind of tired and I’m sure my mom was also…I really appreciate her coming with me to find and go to these places because I know I can be a pain sometimes when it comes to communicating while traveling, hahaha!!

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A poster I found in Librarie Formats. :)

Finally, my mom and I met up with my dad and sister in Indiana for my cousin’s wedding. We stayed with my yia yia and papou that week. They live in Tipton, Indiana, which is a tiny town about an hour away from Indianapolis. While we were there we went to the IMA (always a good trip) and found this cafe to eat at called SoBro Cafe on Broadripple afterward. They make their own chai called Impeccable Chai. SO GOOD.

Anyway, across the street from this cafe was a music store, Luna Music and what did I find when I went inside……

ZINES!!!!!!!!!! Yep, that’s right, they had some there! It was super cool. I didn’t buy anything though, womp womp.

So, Luna Music was neat. They had records, CDs, books, and cute cards. I asked the guy at the check out counter if there were any other stores that had zines and he told me about this place around the corner called PRINTtEXT that sells publications on fashion, literature, design, political miscellany, architecture, food, art etc. It was LITERALLY around the corner, but we didn’t stop in for some reason?!?  I don’t know what happened, but we didn’t go and I could have kicked myself because once I realized that it was right there and we were leaving I was like, DAMN! Oh well. I’ll just have to go next time I am there.

And thus ends this long-winded entry about print related stuff I saw while traveling!!!!! Until next time, folks…

P.S. Will make a post about our ZFH volunteer meeting soon as well as some recent zines I have read, so stay tuned for that in the coming weeks.

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fanzines:

Harvard University recently acquired 20,000 zines for its library! 600 have been catalogued so far

fanzines:

Harvard University recently acquired 20,000 zines for its library! 600 have been catalogued so far

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volthair:

quieroamartellorona:

Who’s with me? 
StolenSharpieRevolution.org
Play along at home with Events and  31 Activities for 31 Days of International Zine Month!
1 – Make a Top 10 list of reasons why your love zines!
2 – Re-read your favorite zines – Let’s remember why we fell in love with zines in the first place!
3 – Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order from a zine distro
4 – Read a zine from a country other than your own: There are so many fantastic zines from around the world!
5 – Teach yourself a new zine skill: learn how to book bind, make a 1 page zine, photocopier art, etc.
6 – Check out ZineWiki.org and add your zine or update existing entries.
7 – Make some envelopes or postcards for postal week
8 – Make a flyer for your zine to send with trades or orders and see if other people will trade for stacks of them so you can all promote each other.
9 – Write a letter to a zine maker that you don’t know
10 – Send a care package to a zine friend
11 – Make some mail art!
ZINE EVENTS:
11 – MTA Zine Residency (New York, New York USA)
12 – OC Zine Fest (Santa Anna, California, USA)
12 – Tampa Zine Fest (Tampa, Florida, USA)
12-13 Portland Zine Symposium
14 – MTA Zine Residency (New York, New York USA)
12 – Send your zine out to be reviewed
13 – Zine Trade Day! Ask someone if they would like to trade zines with you.
14 – ValenZINE’s Day! Write to ZineCrush.com (or write to your zine crush!)
15 – Leave a zine in public for someone else to find: leave your zine at a bus stop, bathroom, waiting room, or anywhere else someone will find it!
16 – Send your zine to a distro for consideration
ZINE EVENT: 17 – 19 Zine Librarian (un)Conference (Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA)
17 – Review a zine online or write a review to share
18 – Order from a different zine distro than usual
19 – Zine Shop appreciation day! Try to find a local shop that sells zine or see if you can get a local store to stock zines!
20 – Free Zine Day! Give your zine away to someone.
21 – International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library!
22 – Send your zine to a zine library
23 – Make a 1 page zine. Here are some instructions.
24 – Organize your zine collection
25 – Teach a friend or family member about zines
26- Submit something to a compilation zine
27 – Organize a zine event!
any size! big or small!
28 – Cook with a recipe from a zine or cook zine!
29- Post photoof you with your zine or zinecollection.
30 – Read some zines!
Lay in bed & read zines all day if you can
31 – HallowZINE Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us. Light a candle at the virtual HallowZine shrine.
EXTRA CREDIT
-Read a zine everyday
-Attend a zine event
-do a 24 hour zine: sign up at 24hourzines.com
-post your progress on your blog or on We Make Zines
-Drawa comic a day then release a comic zine
-Write about your progress daily online

Let’s do this. 

volthair:

quieroamartellorona:

Who’s with me? 

StolenSharpieRevolution.org

Play along at home with Events and  31 Activities for 31 Days of International Zine Month!

1 – Make a Top 10 list of reasons why your love zines!

2 – Re-read your favorite zines – Let’s remember why we fell in love with zines in the first place!

3 – Zine Distro Appreciation Day! Order from a zine distro

4 – Read a zine from a country other than your own: There are so many fantastic zines from around the world!

5 – Teach yourself a new zine skill: learn how to book bind, make a 1 page zine, photocopier art, etc.

6 – Check out ZineWiki.org and add your zine or update existing entries.

7 – Make some envelopes or postcards for postal week

8 – Make a flyer for your zine to send with trades or orders and see if other people will trade for stacks of them so you can all promote each other.

9 – Write a letter to a zine maker that you don’t know

10 – Send a care package to a zine friend

11 – Make some mail art!

ZINE EVENTS:

11 – MTA Zine Residency (New York, New York USA)

12 – OC Zine Fest (Santa Anna, California, USA)

12 – Tampa Zine Fest (Tampa, Florida, USA)

12-13 Portland Zine Symposium

14 – MTA Zine Residency (New York, New York USA)

12 – Send your zine out to be reviewed

13 – Zine Trade Day! Ask someone if they would like to trade zines with you.

14 – ValenZINE’s Day! Write to ZineCrush.com (or write to your zine crush!)

15 – Leave a zine in public for someone else to find: leave your zine at a bus stop, bathroom, waiting room, or anywhere else someone will find it!

16 – Send your zine to a distro for consideration

ZINE EVENT:
17 – 19 Zine Librarian (un)Conference (Duke University, Durham, North Carolina, USA)

17 – Review a zine online or write a review to share

18 – Order from a different zine distro than usual

19 – Zine Shop appreciation day! Try to find a local shop that sells zine or see if you can get a local store to stock zines!

20 – Free Zine Day! Give your zine away to someone.

21 – International Zine Library Day! Visit your local zine library!

22 – Send your zine to a zine library

23 – Make a 1 page zine. Here are some instructions.

24 – Organize your zine collection

25 – Teach a friend or family member about zines

26- Submit something to a compilation zine

27 – Organize a zine event!

any size! big or small!

28 – Cook with a recipe from a zine or cook zine!

29- Post photoof you with your zine or zinecollection.

30 – Read some zines!

Lay in bed & read zines all day if you can

31 – HallowZINE Remember zines and zinesters that are no longer with us. Light a candle at the virtual HallowZine shrine.

EXTRA CREDIT

-Read a zine everyday

-Attend a zine event

-do a 24 hour zine: sign up at 24hourzines.com

-post your progress on your blog or on We Make Zines

-Drawa comic a day then release a comic zine

-Write about your progress daily online

Let’s do this. 

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moonroot:

onstruggling:

"POC Zine-Making and Self-Preservation" Workshop
with MOONROOT and Brown & Proud Press 
I <3 Print Media and Transformative Arts Tracks  
Allied Media Conference, Detroit, June 21, 2014. 


A week delay but it’s done! Here are some photos from the workshop and a link to the collectively made zine that everyone snapped on!! Hope everyone learned a few things about putting together a zine and the importance of having our own intentional spaces/documenting our stories as QTPOC. We are honored to have had that opportunity to share space with ya’ll and to hear your words of struggles, strength and healing. 


http://issuu.com/brownandproudpress/docs/amc_zine

the AMAZINE bit of POC Zinester genius from our POC Zine Making workshop  at the AMC with brown & proud press is scanned in and ready to be shared!

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elizabethgraeber:

a new illustrated zine of common garden weeds for sale in my etsy shop!

A little re-blog in the meantime while I’m out of town…these drawings are awesome!