I work with an organization called Youth Empowerment through Arts and Humanities (YEAH), and we're about to get our very own facility in the form of a coffeehouse space. As soon as the place is usable I will be starting a zine team that will make a collective zine, eventually run its own distro, and maintain a small collection of zines in the space for customers to read. I'll be donating much of my own zine collection to start out, with the hope that it will work out better than the last coffeehouse zine library I tried to start (I have no idea where those zines are now).
Anyway, I need ideas for creative ways to store and display those zines. They will probably share a shelf with donated books, and I'd like them to be separated from the other reading material. Preferably this would involve cardboard. I could make a standard magazine holder out of a box (or use one of the many plastic magazine holders I have), but that idea just doesn't do anything for me.
I'm at a loss. How would/do you attract attention to a small collection of zines under these conditions? Help me, We Make Zines--you're my only hope.