Zines and Small Press Collection

Zines and Small Press CollectionYou can view the entire collection in our catalog.

The library 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, it also contains material from the Greater Boston area and beyond!

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 Central Library at 79 Highland Ave.

We’re 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@somervillema.gov or 617-623-5000 x2963.