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About Us

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PAPERCUT ZINE LIBRARY is a free, volunteer-run browsing library with a collection consisting of 16,000+ zines & independent media. Including but not limited to; politics, comics, multimedia, DIY guides, queer & gender politics, feminism, race, class, foreign language, bikes, travel, health/sex, XXX, parenting/education, environment/animals, religion/spirituality, humor, art/film, fiction/poetry, and music.

PZL operates on a non-hierarchal consensus based model. We are involved with a variety of community outreach projects from workshops on harm reduction to zine-making at public libraries!


Democracy Center
42 Mt Auburn St.
Cambridge, MA 02138


Sunday 1-5pm
Open for browsing only while we are in the re-cataloging process. Stop by on Sunday with your laptop and help us catalog!