The Zine Library collects, describes and houses a large variety of zines and serves the central mission of The Soapbox by reaching out to the community to promote the spirit of self publishing.
Out of an estimated 2500 titles in the library, we’ve cataloged over eleven-hundred zines so far, and the titles can all be viewed by visiting our catalog. Our online catalog has grown thanks to our awesome and dedicated volunteers and interns. Donations have included items from Project Mobilivre, Chicago Zine Fest’s Library, zines from the collection of the musician Mirah, and a collection of 300 poetry chapbooks.
You can browse our library by categories. Here are a few featured examples: