Thursday, March 15, 2007

New Murfreesboro Zine Library

Linebaugh Public Library is bringing zines to Murfreesboro! The library
will host an open house to debut its new zine collection at 3 p.m. on
March 24 in the Second Floor Reading Room. Local zine publisher Jerianne
Thompson will present an introduction to zines and the library's zine
collection, and she will lead a Q&A discussion about zines. Coffee and
snacks will be provided. This program is free and open to the public.

What's a zine, you ask? A zine (pronounced like "magazine") is a
self-published, small circulation booklet or magazine, usually produced
by one person or a few individuals. Zines vary in size and format and
can include a wide variety of topics, such as personal essays,
commentary, do-it-yourself advice, articles about music or movies, and

The collection - the first of its kind in the state - will include zines
on crafts, bicycle repair, health issues, depression, parenting,
activism, recipes, relationships, life in New Orleans after Hurricane
Katrina, travel, punk music, and several other topics. The collection
will also include these local zines: Zine World, a review zine published
by Jerianne Thompson; Fifth Estate, an anti-authoritarian zine whose
editor lives in Liberty, Tenn.; comics by Ryan Lewis, who lives in
Nashville; Fertile Ground, a parenting zine published in Memphis; zines
produced at Murfreesboro's Southern Girls Rock and Roll camp; and
Radical South, which includes information on activist organizations and
projects in the South. Zines may be checked out for two weeks.

For more information about what zines are or about the library's zine
collection, please visit or email Linebaugh Public Library is located at 105 W. Vine
St. in Murfreesboro.

Please help me spread the word! Hope to see you there!


Zine World: A Reader's Guide to the Underground Press
PO Box 330156 * Murfreesboro TN 37133
#24 now available! $4 US, $5 Canada, $7 world
cash, stamps, or money order to Jerianne -- no checks


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