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The Traveling Zine Box


The Traveling Zine Box

Group for the traveling zine box, in which zinesters pass a box of zines along, taking what they want from it and replacing the taken zines with the same number from their collection. Then off to the next person!

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I frequently participate (and am mildy obsessed with) www.bookcrossing.com. It's a site where you can register and track where your books go, make journal entries about what you thought of the books, trade books, etc. One of the things you can do on the site is start or participate in a "bookbox." The idea of a bookbox is that you send out a box of books to the first in a list of participants. They look through it, take out a few books, go through their old books and put the same number back that they took from the box.

Unfortunately, you can't trade zines on bookcrossing because they aren't technically books and don't hold up well when mailed again and again or released into the wild. However, I love bookboxes so much that I'd really like to do something similar with zines.

I would put a certain number of zines in a box or big envelope and then gather a list of people who want to participate. I would send it off to the first person, they would take some zines, and then add the same number of zines from their collection. Then they would send a message to the next person in line to get their mailing address and send it off to them and so on.

At the end, the last person sends the box/envelope back to me.

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tim scannell

traveling zine box

Started by tim scannell Jan 24, 2009.

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Comment by megan on March 29, 2012 at 12:51pm

Me! I'd love to start a new box.  I have a few zines to start with and the box can grow as it goes.

If you're interested email me your addy at whateversaves@gmail.com, noting if you'd be willing to ship internationally. 


Comment by Liza on March 22, 2012 at 2:58pm

I'd love to be involved with this. 

Comment by Myles Leon on November 13, 2011 at 11:21pm

Sorry I haven't sent the box out yet! I've been SUPER busy lately. But I will ASAP!! 

Comment by Myles Leon on October 29, 2011 at 10:46pm
I got the box today! :D 
I'll look through it and send it on!
Comment by Myles Leon on October 22, 2011 at 9:33am
Hey Megan, could you make a list of who goes to who?
Comment by megan on October 21, 2011 at 4:01pm

Thanks for the reminder, Myles!  I'm sending my box out early next week.  There will be one circulating around the US, and one going overseas.  If you want in on the zine box action, email whateversaves@gmail.com or forever hold your peace!

Comment by Myles Leon on October 19, 2011 at 9:49pm
Any news about this?
Comment by megan on October 2, 2011 at 5:06pm

Seems like this group has been less than active lately....I'd like to change that!  I recently cleaned out my zine collection and have a bunch to give away.  So let's get a traveling box started!


Message me your name/address (or email whateversaves@gmail.com) and I'll put together a list.  Let me know if you'd be willing to ship internationally.  Also, if anyone knows any great zine libraries, let me know that as well--I'll probably have the box end up at a library to be all community-minded. 


Let's do this thing!



Comment by Merc on August 5, 2011 at 6:35pm
I would be happy to add some zines to the box, I have many many! 
Comment by Las Vegas Zine Library on July 16, 2011 at 11:11am

Just a suggestion- When These packages have made the rounds (x amount of people)it would be great if they ended up at a zine library as a final destination!  This would be a great way to get a wide variety of zines from all across the country/world to various zine libraries where maybe they can be featured for a month before being put in the collection! Just an idea! If you want to start with Las Vegas zine library send a final package to

Las Vegas zine library

c/o Jeff Grindley

Po Box 72071

Las Vegas Nv





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