The library benefits for the hard work and enthusiasm of our volunteers. From building our great catalog to ensuring zines are properly arranged and cared for, we would never be where we are without them. Below are short bios of just a few of the people who make everything work. To join the team, contact us and let us know you’re interested!
Kerri is a philly transplant who has been involved with the zine community since she was an angsty teenager. She strongly believes in what zines stand for: a diy ethic of writing/publishing, accessibility to the written word, and the free spreading of ideas. She recently graduated from upenn with her masters and gets academically excited about using zines as a literacy/education tool. She currently does the zine Deafula, a perzine about her experiences being deaf.
Rachel is a recent ex-pat who is new to the Soapbox and Philadelphia. Born and raised in Toronto, she is studying at Drexel with the hopes of becoming a public librarian someday soon. She is new to the world of publishing and book art, but has believed in the power of zines since young adulthood. When she’s not cataloguing the Soapbox’s zine collection, she is cooking/eating, exploring, petting animals, and generally trying to make Philly feel like home.
Scott is a librarian, zinester and amateur web-developer. In addition to cataloging zines for Soapbox, he works on the website and serves as Treasurer. He does work with the Radical Archives of Philadelphia, as well as several professional, grown-up organizations. He generally hangs around places he likes and tries to be helpful, when he’s not busy building his nascent publishing empire.