Zines and Small Press Collection

Zines and Small Press CollectionThe 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!

You can view the entire collection in our catalog, or look through a smaller curated booklist here.

Zines and small press items can be found in the following places:

  • Central Library: on the third floor, near the travel books
  • West Branch: in the basement
  • East Branch: near graphic novels

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).

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.