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Selected Zine Retailers
Below are a few local places to buy (or sell) zines:
Here are few US zine retailers:
Independent book store in Baltimore, Maryland. Carries a variety of zines and will also sell zines on consignment.
The world's leading non-profit dedicated to the dissemination and appreciation of artists' books, including zines. Located in New York City.
Independently owned bookstore in Chicago that sells independently-published and small press books, comics, zines and ephemera. They "favor the unusual, the aberrant, the saucy and the lowbrow." They buy and sell zines, in addition to hosting a monthly zine club.
HUGE independent bookstore with several locations in Oregon. Carries a large selection of zines.
Broken Pencil has created an extensive list of zine distros from all over the world.
Check them out here!
Local Zine Libraries & Fests
Richmond Public Library Zine Collection
Contains primarily locally produced zines and is housed in the Ready Reference section of RPL's Main Branch.
Richmond Independent Zine Library
Celina Williams and Dustin Fenton started RIZL in 2016, to share their personal zine collections, collect and share zines specifically for the library, and develop a space for a growing zine community in Richmond, Virginia. The collection is open for browsing during Studio Two Three's open hours.
Richmond Zine Fest
A two-day festival typically held in October at the Main Branch of the Richmond Public Library.
Zine Fests & Small Press Expos
Below are a couple of regional zine/small press expos:
DC Zine Fest
The DC Zinefest is an independent event designed to provide a space for zine-makers, self-published artists, and writers to share their work with each other and the Washington, D.C., community.
Small Press Expo
The Small Press Expo (SPX) is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit created in 1994 to promote artists and publishers who produce independent comics. SPX hosts an annual festival that provides a forum for artists, writers and publishers of comic art in its various forms to present to the public comic art not accessible through normal commercial channels.
Broken Pencil has compiled an extensive list of international zine fests and small press expos:
Check them out here!