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According to Wikipedia, a zine (an abbreviation of the word fanzine, or magazine; pronounced /'zi:n/ "zeen") is most commonly a small circulation publication of original or appropriated texts and images.
Zines are an informal mode of self-expression well-suited to the philosophy of community-building at Lesley University and the Episcopal Divinity School. The Sherrill Library Zine Collection gathers the diverse ideas, experiences, interests, and personal histories of these communities and presents them as both a browsing collection and a collection that is preserved in the University Archives.
Check out our supplies for zine-making and other paper-crafting projects!
Yes! There is a rotating selection of zines on the lower level of Sherrill Library.
The physical address is 89 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA 02138.
If you need some zine inspiration, or are looking for a field trip destination, there are other zine libraries in the area that may be of interest to you!
The Papercut Zine Library, located at 10 Ward Street in Somerville, boasts a collection of over 14,000 zines on a wide range of topics.
Western Mass has three zine libraries, for those who are willing to travel farther afield:
Sherrill Library | Lesley University, Brattle Campus | 89 Brattle Street - Cambridge, MA 02138 | 617-349-8850
John & Carol Moriarty Library | Lesley University, Porter Campus | 1801 Massachusetts Avenue - Cambridge, MA 02140 | 617-349-8070