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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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Latest Activity: 1 hour ago

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 Cassian Lotte Lodge 1 hour ago

Cassian Lodge - UK

Carlos Palacios Hidalgo - Germany

Ken Bausert - USA

Marisa Repin - Malaysia

Anyone else? It's looking like everyone needs to be willing to ship overseas, too. I'll post an appeal in the other similar group I found.

Comment by Marisa Repin 8 hours ago

I'd love to join. I'm in Malaysia, though - so only if the others are okay with the shipping cost/time it takes. I don't mind shipping out to other countries myself, but it does take awhile to arrive.

Comment by Cassian Lotte Lodge 13 hours ago

Okay, so that's three people! Any more takers?

Comment by Carlos Palacios Hidalgo 13 hours ago
I would love to join.im in germany
Comment by Cassian Lotte Lodge 15 hours ago

@Ken Hmmm, that is pretty pricey! Let's wait and see if anyone else wants to join in. :)

Comment by Ken Bausert 15 hours ago

Cassian: I'm in New York & I see that you're in United Kindkom. It would probably cost me $15-20 to send 10 zines to you (and equally high cost from you to me)... 

Comment by Cassian Lotte Lodge yesterday

@Ken I'm not sure I've got enough for a whole box! Maybe ten or so? Where are you?

Comment by Ken Bausert yesterday

I never received any feedback on my offer to start a box going so I forgot about it. Seems like no one is interested. I'd gladly TRADE a box of assorted zines for someone else's box of assorted zines.

Comment by Cassian Lotte Lodge yesterday

This sounds like SO MUCH fun but it looks like the posts are really old. Is anyone up for another go? Or is it still going? (I'm pretty new to this ning business so I'm still finding my way around...)

Comment by Jenn Beil on December 15, 2012 at 6:43am

I'm mailing out a zine envelope today. If you want to get on the list, send me a message in the next two hours.


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