Friday, March 9, 2007


The Book of Zines: Readings from the Fringe
By Chip Rowe. Published by Henry Holt & Company; June, 1997.
ISBN: 978-0805050837
A collection of zines from a wide variety of underground publishers, this book contains excellent writings on pop culture and is very inexpensive.

Factsheet 5 Zine Reader
By Seth Friedman. Published by Three Rivers Press; 1st ed. June 24, 1997.
ISBN: 0-60980-001-9
An anthology of zine articles selected by Seth Friedman, then –editor of well-known “zine bible”. Contains a brief but informative history of zines and is a good introductory reader for any librarian wanting to get a handle on the world of zines.

From Girls to Grrlz: A History of Women’s Comics from Teens to Zines
By Trina Robins. Published by DIANE; October, 2004.
ISBN: 0811821994
A compilation of 20th century women’s comics chronicling women’s comic artists, authors, and their charactacters from the bombshells of the 40s to the punk rock grrlz of the present.

Out Your Backdoor: A Zine Anthology

By Jeff Potter. Published by Out Your Backdoor Press, March 15, 2001.
ISBN: 1892590360
A compilation of issues 1-8of the zine “Out your back door” includes a variety of authors who write of personal tales, involving travel, and adventure. An excellent resource which conveys the DIY culture of zinester mentality.

The World of Zines: A Guide to the Independent Magazine Revolution
By Mike Gunderloy. Published by Penguin; October, 1992.
ISBN: 014016720X
An anthology of some of the best zines to have appeared in Factsheet Five.

The Zine yearbook vol. 8
By Jen Angel, ed. Published by Penguin; August, 2004.
ISBN: 1-932360-36-0
An annually published anthology of zines, includes the best of underground publishing; includes stories, art, and articles.

By Liz Farrelly. Published by Booth-Clibborn Editions; October, 2001.
ISBN: 1-86154-224-0
Compiled by team of “Pop theorists”, this book includes a national and international range of current zines put into historical context of the zine movement. Heavy with zine illustrations as well as writings, a bit more pricey than the others but worth it.