Tag Archives: Fly Away Zine Mobile

Zine Apothecary is closing

13 Aug

Most of the Zine Apothecary collection has been moved to other collections–a big part of it going to the Mpls Community and Technical College library. If you’re looking for a library to donate your zine, send it there! You can find the rest of it at the Fly Away Zine Mobile, possibly coming to your state soon!
Here’s MCTC’s address:
Minneapolis Community & Technical College
Library Zine Collection
1501 Hennepin Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403


Thanks for your support over this past year, everyone!


Fly Away Zine Mobile at MCTC Tuesday 9/20!

16 Sep

Hey, what are you doing on Tuesday? I hope you’re going to the Minneapolis Community and Technical College to check out their zine collection and the Fly Away Zine Mobile!

 On Tuesday, September 20 from 3-6pm, the Fly Away Zine Mobile will be parked immediately outside the main library entrance on the MCTC Plaza at 1501 Hennepin Ave. There will be a mini zine making workshop too!

The Fly Away Zine Mobile will be toodling around the Twin Cities until it leaves for warmer weather on Sunday, September 25th. Check out their schedule here.

Twin Cities Anarchist Book Fair this weekend!

14 Sep

We are so excited for this weekend, because the Twin Cities Anarchist Bookfair is happening! The Zine Apothecary is inches away from Powderhorn Park, so we’ll have open hours Saturday and Sunday 12-3. Also, the Fly Away Zine Mobile will be parked there from 10:30-2pm.

Anarchists and radicals from all over the Midwest will converge with books, zines, music, crafts, food, skills and much more! The bookfair will be a place for everyone from the anarcho-curious to committed revolutionaries to meet, share ideas, and continue the fight for a world free of all oppression. General Admission will be FREE and all ages.

The Bookfair will include:

– Tables for publishers, distros, bookstores, infoshops, and organizations

– Workshops and skillshares on everything from Buddhist Anarchism to bike maintenance

– Author talks by Terry Bisson, Andrej Grubacic, Waziyatawin, Anthony Nocella, and others

– FREE lunch Saturday and Sunday

– Really Really Free Market!

– Music in the park!

-First Aid/Street Medic workshop from 4:30-6 on Saturday 17th in the Small Crafts room

– Games!

– After-party!

– And much more!

Check out their website for a list of participants and schedule.

MCTC Call for Zinesters

9 Sep

For immediate release:

On Tuesday, Sept 20th from 3-6 p.m., the Fly Away Zine Mobile will visit the MCTC Library. The van will be parked immediately outside the main library entrance on the MCTC Plaza at 1501 Hennepin Ave, Mpls, MN 55403. Zines will be on display, the curator of the collection will be available to talk about the project, and there may be a mini zine-making workshop going on there as well.

On Saturday, Sept 24th from 12-5 p.m., the MCTC Library Zine Collection will have a table at the annual Twin Cities Zine Fest, this year to be held in Powderhorn Park, Mpls.

The week of Sept 26th-30th at various times throughout the week there will be a space set up inside the MCTC Library for people to “Make a Zine” or “Make a Button” or “Talk to a Zinester.” 

Sometime in November, the MCTC Library will dedicate a new locally handcrafted Zine Display Rack and will release 3 specially commissioned zines created just for the MCTC Library Zine Collection.

CALL FOR ZINESTERS: MCTC Library is looking for local zinesters to participate in our zine-focused events and/or to create specially commissioned zines for the library’s collection.

Please contact jennifer.sippel@minneapolis.edu (612.659.6434) for more information on these events, or if you’d like to be involved or help in any way. Thanks! 

These projects are supported by the Minnesota Library Foundation.


Moveable Type truck coming to Zine Apothecary!

23 Aug

First, head to MCBA (1011 Washington Ave S) from 5pm-7pm for a visit with Kyle Durrie and her type truck–a truck turned mobile letterpress studio. At 6pm, the slideshow will commence. Pull a print in a mobile print shop and hear about the life of the itinerant letterpress printer.

At 8pm, the Type Truck and the Fly Away Zine Mobile will pull into the Zine Apothecary (3310 15th Ave S) for an afterparty potluck with zines and zinemakers. Bring the bounty from your garden or a treat to share, and we’ll take over the alley with underground press and zine-y fun times. Potluck + letterpress studio + 2 zine libraries= an amazing Monday night.

Moveable Type

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Fly Away Zine Mobile

Call for zines!

17 Jun

The Zine Apothecary is a new zine library in a garage in Minneapolis. It is Minneapolis’ only circulating zine library, springing out of the Belfry Center for Social and Cultural Activities and Steven Square Center for the Arts libraries, and staying true to its alternative space roots.

We are in need of donations of zines! If your zine collection is sitting around collecting dust, think about sending it our way for people to read and use! If you’re a zinester or distro, we’d love to have two copies–one for the Zine Apothecary, and one for our sister project, The Fly Away Zine Mobile, a traveling zine library/self-publishing skillshare that often takes our collection on the road with them. Both projects are volunteer-run, not-for-profit. Zines will be loaned out, not sold.

We are particularly excited about DIY/How To/Resource and sex-related zines, and would like to build up our GLBTQ section.

Please send all zines to:

Zine Apothecary/Fly Away Zine Mobile

3310 15th Ave S.

Minneapolis, MN 55407


Thank you for all your support!