Papercut Zine Library is seeking Not For Profit status, and we need your help to make it happen!
While we've completed our NFP filing and are officially "on the books," our work isn't done yet. We need $600 to pay for filing fees and other expenses. Here's where the money goes:
$400: Massachusetts State filing fees
$200+: a new laptop for the library (this is badly needed to re-catalog the collection, enable more volunteers to work in the library, and connect library users with internet access.)
Once our NFP filing is wrapped up, we're looking forward to offering new programming: collaborating with local librarians in training, bringing in local high schoolers for service learning, expanding our open hours, tabling open events, and much more!
Papercut Zine Library is a fully functioning lending library, open to the public. We have over 15,000 zines, independent newspapers, books, magazines, and audio/visual works. The library is run by a non-hierarchical collective of volunteer librarians, out of the Democracy Center in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
PZL first opened its doors in 2005, and we've been connecting the greater Boston community with zines ever since! Run by a non-hierarchical collective of volunteer librarians, we have a lending library of over 15,000 zines, independent newspapers, books, magazines, and audio/visual works.
Here at PZL, we believe zines and the people who make them are powerful. Our collections represent a potent, accessible form of radical self-expression, and a collective sharing of stories, skills, and ideas.