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Zines in Zapp Zine 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.

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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.