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The 2012 Desk Set Biblioball has been announced: it will again be held at the Bell House in Brooklyn on Saturday, December 8. Get your tickets now! This year the event will again raise funds for Literacy for Incarcerated Teens and Urban Librarians Unite’s Sandy Children’s Book Relief Fund. Among other great attractions, The Borough is My Library #4 will be debuting (!) and I'm super excited about this issue. The Desk Set organizers are still looking for volunteers to help make the magic happen, so lend a hand! Mark your calendars, buy your tickets, and I'll see you there!
Here's what I've been working on over Thanksgiving break--silkscreening the covers and getting everything together for the Biblioball! Stay tuned for how you can order a copy and for further information about this year's zine.
The 2010 Biblioball draws near! Get your tickets! I am excited that all proceeds go to the Literacy for Incarcerated Teens program, including any proceeds from the upcoming The Borough is My Library zine, issue 2, which will debut at the Biblioball!
We're writing and contemplating, collating and copying, scissoring, drafting, and spreading out all the zine supplies in Bed Stuy. This issue, I promise, will be grand. I've been interviewing a few of my library heroes, and they have been wowing and inspiring me (as usual) and making me really grateful to the Desk Set crew for offering this opportunity (and deadline!) to share my library publication. Stay tuned for more details!
For all of you who may not be able to make it to the Biblioball on Friday night, you can now order a copy of The Borough is my Library zine through paypal! Complete with silkscreen covers and special inserts! Proceeds go to Literacy for Incarcerated Teens: http://www.literacyforincarceratedteens.org/LIT/Welcome_.html
You can order a copy online here.
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*If you would like to order a copy via the mail email alycia(at)brokenja(dot)ws for mailing address and further details, or to get a quote for additional shipping costs for international orders.
The Borough is my Library: A Greater Metropolitan Library Workers Zine
An exploration of the bibliographic undergrowth of New York City through the eyes of those at work in independent libraries, academic institutions and in the streets. Featuring day-in-the-life comics created by zine librarians, narratives of those who started their own collections from scratch, and other works that explore library microcosms within the city. With works by members of the ABC No Rio Zine Library, Books Through Bars, Branch Project, Radical Reference, Reanimation Library and more!
Due to demand, I'm now in the second printing of issue #1, which means that if you place an order, I'll send you an entirely black and white version (as pictured above).
Contents of The Borough is my Library Vol.1 No.1:
I am teaming up with Desk Set to create a zine to distribute at the next Biblioball scheduled for December 11, 2009! (mark your calendars!) I am looking for local NYC-based librarians who might like to write something for this compilation zine, and for independent libraries or library groups/organizations that might like to talk about what they do. If you are interested, please drop a line to: alycia (at) brokenja (dot) ws