a place for zinesters - writers and readers
Currently all my zines are on my computer desk on this huge shelf, stacked up against each other with each subject grouped together. So Feminist, Queer, Cooking, Perzine...
But one of my friends was able to buy one of those like card racks that they have at stores to put postcards and normal cards on and she uses it for some of her zines and it works perfectly. If you had a connection or found one on craigslist there pretty rad to have...Then you could even turn your zine rack to check out which ones you want.
haha "lonely teenagers"...i love the perzine categories.
i have often times considered trying to organize my zines but then...yes...i just start thinking how i am totally unorganized to begin with, and how organizing something as chaotic (as you put it) as zines makes that seem extra impossible.
all of my zines are in a giant one-drawer plastic storage tub from target (or some store like that.) i originally bought it to store my crafting/zine supplies but then found it was much better for holding the zines themselves. its very unorganized. i have to dig through a lot to find zines.this post is making me think its time to re-do my zine storage.
maybe if you were to shelve them you could use color coded stickers or something to at least mark which category they fall under? and if you REALLY wanted to get into it, you could number the stickers and have a reference log of which numbers are which zines...my dad used to do this with his cassettes, i remember. that would kinda solve the "no spine"/book-binding issue, though its still not as simple as just looking at the spine of a book.
i will say, at least the giant plastic storage bin keeps them safe and makes it easy to move them. thats one reason i don't want to unpack them all- i move once every year it seems, if not more.