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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 NicoleIntrovert on January 29, 2009 at 5:26am
I would love to be a part... though... if you don't mind i prefer at this point to only have to ship within the US.
Comment by Sabrina on January 28, 2009 at 8:17pm
i'm in USA, can ship overseas
Comment by Misti Ko on January 25, 2009 at 11:07pm
and because I have trouble reading instructions, and you'd think I could have learned from the examples of those who came before me. I can mail internationally.
Comment by Misti Ko on January 25, 2009 at 9:54am
I'm in Canada and I'd like to play.
Comment by rhagfyr on January 25, 2009 at 6:09am
im in the uk, can ship anywhere
Comment by Denise on January 24, 2009 at 4:19pm
I'm in Tx, and I can ship anywhere
Comment by paganfrog on January 24, 2009 at 2:26pm
hiya im in the uk and will ship anywhere.
Comment by Rhonda on January 24, 2009 at 1:50pm
I am so in!

And I will ship anywhere. :D

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