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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 Ken Bausert on October 30, 2014 at 6:22pm

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 on October 30, 2014 at 4:51pm

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.

Comment by Ken Bausert on June 2, 2012 at 7:11pm

I've got lots of zines I've received in trade over the years; if I hear from people who want to receive a box, I'll pack one up & get it moving.

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!


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