The Zine Archive & Publishing Project (ZAPP) Zine Collection includes more than 30,000 zines, minicomics and other self-published and small press titles which were donated to the Library by Richard Hugo House.
Explore the Collection
The collection includes more than 30,000 zines and other self-published and small press titles on a wide variety of topics, including music, politics, art, food and literature. Many zines feature voices and perspectives outside of the literary mainstream, including BIPOC authors, queer and trans authors, and youth and young adults.
The ZAPP Zine Collection is for in-Library use only. The collection is open to the public by appointment during the Central Library's open hours. Please give us at least two weeks' notice for your preferred appointment time.
Preview the Collection
Browse curated lists with featured ZAPP Zine Collections.
- Art zines
- DIY zines
- Food zines
- Literary zines and chapbooks
- Music zines
- Personal zines
- Political zines
- Riot grrrl zines
- Science fiction and fantasy zines
- Self-published and small press comics
- Work zines
- Zines about physical and mental health
- Zines about popular culture
- Zines about race & ethnicity
- Zines about sports & games
- Zines by BIPOC authors
- Zines by queer & trans authors
- Zines by youth authors
- Zines created in Seattle
- Zines created in Washington state
About the Collection
The Zine Archive & Publishing Project (ZAPP) was a volunteer project dedicated to preserving and promoting self-publishing in Seattle and beyond. The project collected and archived over 30,000 self-published materials, which were donated to the Library in 2017 by Richard Hugo House.