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Aboveground Zine Library. located at Iron Rail Bookstore // 511 Marigny Street (at Decatur Street) in New Orleans, LA. 
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'''The Aboveground Zine Library''' is a collection of self-published newspapers, chapbooks, periodicals, and [[Pamphleteer|pamphlets]] based in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.  
Open daily from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM // 504-944-0366 
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Aboveground Zine Library is up and running again. The library open on February the 28th in 2004 and then reopen at a different location on February 16th in 2005. The library again reopen 2 months after Hurricane Katrina. It was the first library to open up in the NEW New Orleans. The zine library is located at Iron Rail Bookstore on 511 Marigny Street in New Orleans, LA. Aboveground Zine Library is open everyday from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. If lost and can’t find the library then call 504-944-0366 during zine opening hours. Aboveground Zine Library is a partnership between Quickdummies Fanzine, Iron Rail Bookstore & Hot Iron Press. Aboveground Zine Library is a selection of zines and independent  pubs from across the world. It’s a reading room and its not yours typical library. A table, chairs, reading light, copying machine are provided if you will liked to read one of the thousands in the zine library. Please respect the zine library and Iron Rail Bookstore. Some of the zines in the library are more than 50 years old and be careful when handling them. Return read zines in one  of the return boxes located on a bookshelf. Aboveground zine library is a collection of zines and it also contains chapbooks, newsletters, newspapers, pamphlets, and New Orleans culture. Aboveground Zine Library understands and have respect of admiration for all Info-Shops in the world. Aboveground Zine Library is influenced in the spirit of what a Info-Shop is. Aboveground Zine Library at this time can’t let you checkout a zine or magazine with your Iron Rail Bookstore Library card. Maybe in the future  this will change. You’re more than welcome to checkout a book with your Iron Rail Bookstore library card from the selection of Zine Books.  
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The naming behind Aboveground Zine Library.  
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This painstakingly catalogued and curated collection covers sixty-some years and multiple continents. It includes political broadsheets, personal [[zines]], subcultural [[newsletter]]s, hobbyist publications, music scene zines, [[DIY]] manuals, experimental art publications, and more. It is also a valuable resource for those interested in punk rock history or histories of regional political organizing.
Reasons behind the name Aboveground Zine Library? It fits the idea of the library just right. Why isn’t it called underground zine library? The reasons is simply, it’s not an underground zine library. It’s out in the public and the library isn’t stashed in a secret location. Another reason giving the name is the library original location was right across the street from a cemetery. When people are buried after their passing on earth and their place in tombs that are aboveground. The reason being is that New Orleans in below sea level and the caskets would would sink in the ground.
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It’s not buried in some academic building’s basement, nor in a hard-to-find limited-access archive - it’s available to the general public in the Iron Rail, above ground like the crypts in New Orleans’ cemeteries.
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The Aboveground Library, born in 2004, was founded and is maintained by R*bb R*emershauser. R*bb lost his house and possessions (including countless ‘zines) when the levees broke in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, but he has kept the ‘Zine Library functional and operational throughout, ensuring this priceless collection of self-published and radical periodicals from all over the world have had a safe and secure place to stay even when R*bb himself has not.
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It is testament to R*bb’s fortitude and devotion that visitors continue to have daily access to the thousands upon thousands of ‘zines the Aboveground Library contains. The Iron Rail is proud to host this one-of-a-kind archive; parties interested in donating zines or with inquiries about booking Mr. R*emershauser for speaking engagements can get in touch via e-mail.
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Per R*bb, The Aboveground Zine Library is dedicated to the memory of Helen Hill.
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==Contact==
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* abovegroundlibrary AT yahoo.com
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Latest revision as of 13:35, 12 November 2010

The Aboveground Zine Library is a collection of self-published newspapers, chapbooks, periodicals, and pamphlets based in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.

This painstakingly catalogued and curated collection covers sixty-some years and multiple continents. It includes political broadsheets, personal zines, subcultural newsletters, hobbyist publications, music scene zines, DIY manuals, experimental art publications, and more. It is also a valuable resource for those interested in punk rock history or histories of regional political organizing.

It’s not buried in some academic building’s basement, nor in a hard-to-find limited-access archive - it’s available to the general public in the Iron Rail, above ground like the crypts in New Orleans’ cemeteries.

The Aboveground Library, born in 2004, was founded and is maintained by R*bb R*emershauser. R*bb lost his house and possessions (including countless ‘zines) when the levees broke in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, but he has kept the ‘Zine Library functional and operational throughout, ensuring this priceless collection of self-published and radical periodicals from all over the world have had a safe and secure place to stay even when R*bb himself has not.

It is testament to R*bb’s fortitude and devotion that visitors continue to have daily access to the thousands upon thousands of ‘zines the Aboveground Library contains. The Iron Rail is proud to host this one-of-a-kind archive; parties interested in donating zines or with inquiries about booking Mr. R*emershauser for speaking engagements can get in touch via e-mail.

Per R*bb, The Aboveground Zine Library is dedicated to the memory of Helen Hill.

Contact

  • abovegroundlibrary AT yahoo.com