Zines and Small Press Collection

Bookshelves with zines on them

The library’s Long-Arm Stapler Small Press Collection (LSSPC) collects and preserves locally-produced, small press publications--everything from zines to poetry chapbooks to independent comics and more. While the focus of the collection is on material published in Somerville or written by Somerville residents, LSSPC also contains material from the Greater Boston area.

Patrons are free to check these items out of the library (although the older items in the collection are reserved for in-library use only). This collection is located near the graphic novels on the second floor of the Main Library at 79 Highland Ave.

We’re also actively building this collection! Are you a zinemaker? Did you recently come out with a booklet or small magazine or small art book? If so, get in touch with Tim at tdevin@minlib.net or 617-623-5000 x2963.