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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.

Discussion Forum

tim scannell

traveling zine box

Started by tim scannell Jan 24, 2009.

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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.
Comment by Briana on May 16, 2009 at 8:42pm
Yay, I can't wait for this to start! And I didn't say this in my original comment but I'd prefer to ship within the US if possible.
Comment by sacraWOMENto zine on May 11, 2009 at 3:32pm
We would love to be apart of this, what do we need to do?
Comment by Briana on May 5, 2009 at 9:27pm
I'd be interested as well if this is still happening.
Comment by Coco Negro on April 23, 2009 at 1:32pm
i'm down for this, is it still happening?
Comment by Laura on March 28, 2009 at 5:10pm
I'm in UK- can ship anywhere too
Comment by Misti Ko on March 2, 2009 at 11:38am
likely more people wil sign up as things go along. I tend not to sign up for stuff like this if it looks like my turn is too far away. I just can't stand the suspense.
Comment by Jeannine on February 24, 2009 at 4:00pm
How's your debut coming along? Did you get mine? I sent a full PDF (about 12 pages) but I was having problems with my email that day.


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