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Please help the zine mobile get back on the road!

Please help the zine mobile get back on the road!

Dear beloved community: After a few months of rest and regrouping, it’s time for the zine mobile to get back in action!  AND WE HUMBLY REQUEST YOUR SUPPORT TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

What we need more than anything is GAS IN THE TANK AND SOME ROUTINE MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE. If you you have $5, $10, $20, or even $50 or $100 to help support the work of this free traveling library and resource/reading room, please CLICK HERE TO DONATE! Donors of all levels will receive our heartfelt gratitude and a copy of Jenna Freedman’s zine chronicling the zine mobile’s inaugural journey!  If a financial contribution isn’t available to you (and even if it is), please consider spreading the word! We also love encouragements and general positive energy our way…

Where are we headed?  We’re hoping to make it to Chicago for an impromptu appearance at Zine Fest this weekend (if there’s parking!), and soon after we’ll be headed to San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico!

More info coming soon. Thank you so much for your support of the work we do!

(Photo by E. Bartholomew)

Tomorrow: East Bay, California–




Open library hours this afternoon, 4-6pm outside Wingspan LGBT Community Center, 430 East 7th Street. Hope to see you!

Next stop: Tucson!

MONDAY, OCTOBER 15th! 6:00 at the Dunbar-Spring Community Garden —> zine reading (anyone/everyone encouraged to read), open library hours, and maybe some zine-making…. please come and spread the word! The zine mobile will be parked at the corner of UNIVERSITY and 11th AVE!!


photo by Follow Eric, from Albuquerque Zine Fest!

Next stop: Denver!

Fly Away Zine Mobile at the Denver Zine Library!

Look through the zines in both collections and join us for a possible impromptu zine reading!

Thursday, October 4 at 7pm
2727 West 27th Avenue, Denver CO


Next stop: Madison!

The Zine Mobile will be trekkin to Madison, Wisconsin next weekend (September 28-30th) for UW’s Protest on the Page Conference, hosting two events in support/conjunction—

Saturday, September 29th—


6-6:30 Zine Mobile show and tell — hear about the history and recent travels of the zine mobile; peruse the collection

6:30-7:30 zine readings!  anyone/everyone is encouraged to come read from their zine — protest theme encouraged; please limit reading to 5 minutes!



Come sing protest (*in Opposition to Almost Anything) songs at Protest Karaoke!  All ages and free!!  Signup beginning at 7:30. Costumes are encouraged. (Mother Fool’s is a costume safe space.)

The Zine Mobile will be outside with open library hours from 8 – 10:30 — so if you’re not into karaoke, you can hang out there!

Twin Cities Zinefest this weekend!

Source:  City Pages Blog

While the newspaper and book industries are floundering, the self-publishing world of zines appears to be flourishing. The Twin Cities Zine Fest, now in its ninth year, will demonstrate exactly why this is at its daylong showcase of the art form. The event brings in over 60 exhibitors who will welcome guests to shop, trade, and chat with local DIY artists. Do you make your own zines? If you didn’t sign up for a table in time, bring one to share at the free pop-up booth. There will also be demonstrations and info on screen printing for cheap, a release celebration for the Twin Cities Zinefest Encyclopedia, a children’s table, and the Fly Away Zine Mobile, a 1997 Chevy Astro that functions as a free library/skill share boasting over 1,000 zines and a few musical instruments (ukelele anyone?) available to borrow. The festival kicks off on Friday night at a pre-party at Boneshaker Books (2002 23rd Ave. S., Minneapolis), where from 6 to 9 p.m. guests can read zines, enjoy vegan snacks from Josh Ploeg, and meet with fellow enthusiasts. For more info, visit — By Jessica Armbruster

Price: free

tonight! oakland! Paper Trails Zine Show opening

at Actual Cafe, San Pablo and Alcatraz, 6-10. Your faithful zine mobile will be parked outside front with open library/zine-making hours. Inside the cafe: zines all over the walls!!!  live music!!!  zine-making station!

The show will be up all month long but tonight will be extra fun –

Come one, come all : )

Thanks to Rock, Paper, Scissors Collective, Tomas of Rad Dad, and Actual Cafe for organizing !

Pix from yesterday’s setup:

Even zines in the loo…

like a little bear cub…

the zine mobile’s been sorta hibernating…

emerging in real life, maaaaaybe in online life…

this friday, March 9th, we’ll be at Actual Cafe in Oakland for the opening of Paper Trails: a zine show hosted by Rock Paper Scissors Collective in collaboration with Tomas Moniz of Rad Dad

6pm-10pm open library hours outside!  Inside will be readings and music and another zine library and a zine-making station!  Funnnnnn…


posts with no photos are kinda boring, no? here are some much-beloved zines donated to the zine mobile lately!



West Coast Port Shutdown

tomorrow, 12/12, in support of the west coast port shutdown, the zine mobile will serve as a branch of the Occupy/Decolonize Oakland Library. there’s also gonna be a BOOKS ON BIKES BRIGADE!

Here’s where we’ll be — any other updates throughout the day will be posted on twitter ; )

5:30am First march from West Oakland BART to port

:: 11am – 3pm Activities, workshops, speakers, teach-ins at Ogawa/Grant Plaza ::

3:00pm Rally at Ogawa/Grant Plaza

4:00pm Second march from West Oakland BART to port

5:00 pm Third march from West Oakland BART to port

See you there?  Also accepting encouragements and well wishes to pass along from those of you far away!

And hey, do you read this zine?  it’s so good!  it’s one of the only ones i know that provides accessible honest information on our economic system. there’s a companion blog, too!




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