Teeny Tiny Zine Library

An ever-growing collection of zines, artists’ books and multiples, independent comics and handmade publications

Two adults sit in arm chairs. Between them is a small table with a wooden display shelf that holds a selection of small publications. While one of them reads a publication, the other peruses the shelf. Behind them is a sign with text that reads "TEENY TINY ZINE LIBRARY".

Mount Allison’s Teeny Tiny Zine Library is an ever-growing collection of zines, artists’ books and multiples, independent comics and handmade publications. The collection was created to archive and promote the small by mighty form of the zine, with a special focus on the Sackville zine scene and the work of Mount Allison Fine Arts students, Sackville artists and community youth.

Zines are often ephemeral, capturing a particular time and place. They tend to be non-commercial, reproduced by photocopying, and made to add new voices to the mix of publications out in the world.

Zines can be made by anyone and cover a wide variety of subjects.

From A to Zine
with 2019 Education and Outreach Assistant Claire Hunter

Interview with Zine Make-A-Thon Leaders
Melissa Laverdure and Amanda Stevens

The Zine Make-A-Thon was held at the Owens Art Gallery in 2019 as an opportunity to learn about the small but mighty form of the independently published zine and explore the collection of Mount Allison’s Teeny Tiny Zine Library for inspiration.

In this video Halifax based zinesters Melissa Laverdure and Amanda Stevens share their thoughts on what a zine is, and why zines are important.

The Zine Make-A-Thon was organized in conjunction with Bordertown Festival, Sackville, NB.