Zines and a Zinester Librarian

From today’s New York Times, a profile of zinester Jenna Freedman, her own zine ‘Lower East Side Librarian’ and her scholarly on-line catalog of zines based at the Barnard College Library.

Her on-line catalog starts off with a definition: “ZINES ARE…

short for magazine or fanzine, zines are self-publications, motivated by a desire for self-expression, not for profit. The following quote from Not Sorry, a zine out of the zine capital of the United States: Portland, Oregon explains what zines are, and why they’re necessary.”