See highlights from The Seattle Public Library’s Zine Archive & Publishing Project (ZAPP) in a virtual visit as part of Seattle Art Book Fair's Makeready festival. The tour will take place online from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 15.

All Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is required; visit the Library’s calendar to sign up.

Librarians at the Central Library will give a brief overview of the collection's history and show highlights, with a focus on zines created in the Seattle area that use unusual printing and binding techniques. The presentation will be followed by a short Q&A session. 


ZAPP is dedicated to preserving and promoting self-publishing in Seattle and beyond. The collection contains more than 30,000 zines, minicomics and other self-published and small press titles, which were donated by Richard Hugo House. As ZAPP is only available for viewing at the Central Library, this is the first time since March 2020 that these titles have been on display. Learn more about the Library’s ZAPP collection on the ZAPP page at


Makeready is a free virtual event featuring over 35 artists, designers, printers and publishers in a series of online conversations, studio visits and workshops that explore the process of making an art book from start to finish. Makeready speakers will share a wide variety of work — from personal zines to one-of-a-kind artists’ books, and from trade art / literary books to contemporary art editions.


Limited in-building services are now available at the Beacon Hill, Lake City and Southwest branches. Visit the Library's Road to Reopening page for more information on Curbside Service, book returns and other services.

Contact the Library’s Ask Us service by phone at 206-386-4636 or by email or chat at Staff are ready to answer questions and direct you to helpful resources and information during this challenging time.