BUMPER ZINES SE­LEC­TION

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Auck­land Li­braries has more than 1000 lo­cal and in­ter­na­tional zines for peo­ple to browse or bor­row. They’re housed at the city Cen­tral Li­brary, but most can be de­liv­ered to any branch. Zines are a con­trac­tion of mag­a­zines, of­ten self- or in­de­pen­dently-pub­lished, which al­lows mi­nor­ity artists and writ­ers to record and dis­trib­ute their works out­side of tra­di­tional pub­lish­ing cir­cles. Auck­land Li­braries’ col­lec­tion is based on a bulk do­na­tion re­ceived from the Cross Street Stu­dios Zine Li­brary when it closed in 2010. It’s been added to by per­sonal do­na­tions, and the Spacething and Au­dio Foun­da­tion zine li­braries also con­trib­uted to the col­lec­tion last year. It in­cludes a va­ri­ety of sub­jects, in­clud­ing pol­i­tics, per­sonal nar­ra­tives, vis­ual arts, mu­sic, cook­ing and re­cy­cling. See auck­land­coun­cil.govt.nz or phone 09 890 2441 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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