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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!

Members: 70
Latest Activity: Jul 5, 2016

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 Saling Pusa Distro/closed on December 15, 2009 at 11:24am
so whatever happened to this? does anyone want to start it yet? haha. my room is kinda cluttered with zines now, so im eager to do it. haha
Comment by Leslie Fierro on December 8, 2009 at 11:10pm
This is amazing. When is the next one coming?
Comment by Sari of Hoax on August 18, 2009 at 2:47am
would it help if we sent you zines?
Comment by Astrild Carter on August 11, 2009 at 9:01am
Ha, actually, I just noticed my flat mate has just said the same thing, so kind of pointless us both being on the list!
Comment by Astrild Carter on August 11, 2009 at 9:00am
Definitely be interested in this, if its possible?
Comment by Sari of Hoax on August 11, 2009 at 2:01am
i would love to do this!
Comment by Laura on August 7, 2009 at 4:37am
I'd like to sign up for this if there is still time! xx
Comment by Ashley on August 3, 2009 at 11:39pm
I'd love to sign up if this hasn't already begun!
Comment by Saling Pusa Distro/closed on June 15, 2009 at 6:03pm
Hi. I was just wondering if this, by any chance, has already started? thanks
Comment by paganfrog on June 8, 2009 at 9:51am
hey anyone in the uk wanna do a used zine swap? i have a bundle of zines id like to switch for stuff i havent read yet. (perzines and creative type of zines prefered please) the zines i have to clear out are allsorts.

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