Zines of the Zone is a nomadic, not-for-profit library dedicated to self-published photobooks, photozines, and any DIY printed matter related to photography. The project’s aim is to create a European network and generate a public collection out of these alternative practices.
In January 2014 the mobile library started its tour throughout Europe, spanning 59 events in 59 different cities to display its collection to the public and collect new zines in each visited city, in order to increase the collection and meet new artists.
Zines and self-published books are limited in their edition and as they are sold at a fair price, they appear to be quickly sold out – and for that reason, out of reach, hard to find.
The aim is to create a public collection so that anybody can have a look at this printed matter, whether it is sold out or not. This collection would act like a memory, a permanent place for the these quite-ephemeral objects: a place where the books continue to live, give inspiration, be manipulated and shared.
The London stop will be the 49th and final event of Zines of the Zone’s 2014 tour .