Long before the Internet was a thing, far-flung zinesters exchanged zines via postal mail. For many of us, the thrill of finding zines in our mailbox is just as potent as ever.
This month at our book club-style event for people who read zines, we’ll be talking about zines we’ve received in the mail. Zine newbies and longtime enthusiasts alike are invited to bring your favorite titles that you’ve bought or traded online from an individual zinemaker, distro, or zine shop. BYOZ and join the discussion about which zines are worth paying extra for postage!
We’ll also be holding a Blind Zine Swap, so please bring a zine (wrapped up or concealed in some way) to trade with someone else on the spot this month.
This event will be led by Chicago Zine Fest organizer Cynthia Elizabeth Hanifin. Please note that we’ll be meeting at A NEW LOCATION – Quimby’s Bookstore in Wicker Park!