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Everyone has something worthwhile to say: an introduction to Salford Zine Library

  • Steve Carlton (a1) and Ingrid Francis (a1)
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Salford Zine Library is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit collection of approximately 2,000 zines and other self-published materials housed at Nexus Art Café in Manchester. The makeup of the collection, the way it has been built and its comparatively less restrictive access arrangements make it a unique resource in the UK. Over the last seven years the zine library has grown from a small personal collection to a place that attracts zine enthusiasts from around the UK and beyond.

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Art Libraries Journal
  • ISSN: 0307-4722
  • EISSN: 2059-7525
  • URL: /core/journals/art-libraries-journal
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