Historically zines, pamphlets, flyers and other pieces of printed material have been part of a wide variety of political and social movements around the world. Since we are in a moment in time where a lot of folks are participating in protests standing up for Black lives and against police brutality and facism weâ€™ve started to compile a list of websites and zine library links to printable and shareable resources for activists
- Sherwood Forest Zine Library (Austin, TX)
- Sprout Distro
- Protest Safety Zine (primarily for NYC)
- Printed Matter (NYC Art book store)
- Mask On Zone (Digital guide for going to, participating in and returning home from a protest. Be sure to check out their Resources section)
- Teargas for Portlanders comic zine
- Papercut Zine Library’s Virtual LibraryÂ (Cambridge, MA) https://www.papercutzinelibrary.com/virtual-library
A couple of notes:
- I/we (zinelibraries.info) canâ€™t vouch for all of the steps taken to secure the rights to the zines put online. A lot of them will be CC, anti-copyright, copyleft, etc. but some may not be. Youâ€™ve been forewarned.
- If you come across something that you like or thatâ€™s useful, try to contact the creator and say â€œthanksâ€ and maybe shoot them a donation if you can. Same goes for the zine libraries and distros… it costs money to keep digital resources online and alive, and itâ€™ll always be appreciated.
Huge thanks to all the folks on the Zine Librarians email list who contributed to this.
This document most recently updated August 16 2020.