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BIML #4 now order-able on the web

Just a note that I *finally* made it so that The Borough is My Library #4 is now order-able online: here or here.

My apologies on the lag this year, everyone! And if you're adverse to ordering online, I'll be bringing issues #1-4 to the Brooklyn Zine Fest on April 21, 2013!

The Borough is My Library #4


Here's a glimpse of the covers of issue #4 of The Borough is My Library!
Copies are available on a sliding scale $4 – $7. All profits go to Literacy for Incarcerated Teens. Get issues #1-3 online here. Issues available free of charge for zine libraries.

The Borough is My Library #4

*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.
This year's issue again had me impressed with all the great librarians I feel lucky to know and admire.

Contents include:
  • Foreword
  • "What I Love about being a Zine Librarian" by Jude
  • "Things I Don't Like about Being a Zine Librarian" by Jude
  • "Toof & Nail" by Kiki
  • "Library School Adventures" by Elvis Bakaitis
  • "Telling Our Own Stories at Interference Archive" by Molly Fair

Biblioball & Stay Tuned for The Borough is My Library #3!


The Borough is My Library issues 1, 2, and 3 at the Biblioball

The 2011 Biblioball was yet again a marvellous party, made all the more wonderful seeing all the amazing Occupy Wall Street/People's Librarians out enjoying themselves. I gave all the remaining copies of the brand-new The Borough is My Library #3 that had been created (so far) to the People's Library on Saturday, so I'm totally out right now. But more info about ordering your own copy is soon to come--once the semester settles down enough for me to collate and bind more. In the meantime, you'll have to visit the mobile library for one, or stay tuned for more info!

The Borough is My Library, Issue 2

The Borough is My Library: A Metropolitan Library Workers Zine, Issue 2, December 2010


The Borough is My Library Issue #2




Other issues of BIML can be ordered online here.

*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.

This year's issue features interviews with librarians and information activists.

Contents include interviews with:

  • Toni Samek
  • Jessica Fenster-Sparber
  • Daniel Kahn Gillmor
  • Karen Gisonny
  • Aliqae Geraci
  • Sanford Berman

Also: A selection from The Zinester's Guide to NYC edited by Ayun Halliday.

This issue also features handmade silkscreen covers, marble paper, and inserts.

Order Issues of The Borough is My Library


The Borough is My Library: A Metropolitan Library Workers Zine



All profits from each issue of BIML will be donated to the Literacy for Incarcerated Teens project.

*If you would like to order a copy with cash/not from paypal, or if you would like to get a quote for additional shipping costs for international orders, contact Alycia.



The Borough is My Library - Issue 4, December 2012



The Borough is My Library #4

Contents of The Borough is my Library No.4:
  • Foreword
  • "What I Love about being a Zine Librarian" by Jude
  • "Things I Don't Like about Being a Zine Librarian" by Jude
  • "Toof & Nail" by Kiki
  • "Library School Adventures" by Elvis Bakaitis
  • "Telling Our Own Stories at Interference Archive" by Molly Fair

Click here for full issue details.



The Borough is My Library - Issue 3, December 2011



The Borough is My Library #3

Contents of The Borough is my Library No.3:
Click here for full issue details.



The Borough is My Library - Issue 2, December 2010



The Borough is My Library Issue #2

Contents of The Borough is my Library No.2:
  • Toni Samek
  • Jessica Fenster-Sparber
  • Daniel Kahn Gillmor
  • Karen Gisonny
  • Aliqae Geraci
  • Sanford Berman
  • Also: A selection from The Zinester's Guide to NYC edited by Ayun Halliday.
Click here for full issue details.



The Borough is My Library - Issue 1, December 2009



*I've now started the second printing of issue #1, which is all black and white.
The Borough is My Library #1

Contents of The Borough is my Library Vol.1 No.1:
  • Branch: Libraries as Public Space Interventions/Jerome Chu
  • The Work of the Zine in the Age of Social Networking/Jack Z. Bratich
  • A Day in the Life of a Reference + Zine Librarian in New York City: March 24, 2009/Jenna Freedman
  • Books Through Bars/Victoria Law
  • Kathleen Hanna and Riot Grrrl Archives/Kate Angell
  • The Cataloging Department/Suckzoo Han
  • Radical Reference/Melissa Morrone
  • Solace Among the Stacks/Eric Nelson
  • Reanimation Library/Andrew Breccone
  • Paperdoll Librarian/Caitlin Quinn
  • (portions of) East Village Inky/Ayun Halliday
  • Also: Reprints from Synergy, ed. by Celeste West
Click here for full issue details.

The Borough is My Library 2


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.

2010 Biblioball!

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!