Austin zine library
The Austin Zine Library was birthed in 2003 by me, Josh Medsker, with the help of Zach Vowell. Later, a girl who goes by the name Cheetara Thundercats took over when I moved to New York City, but unfortunately, the AZL's status is unknown at this time. It's believed that the Austin Zine Library went MIA around 2005. However, when they were in existence, the AZL was housed inside the Rhizome Collective in east Austin, and was comprised of roughly 4,000-5,000 titles, some of which were from the Safe Haven zine library (thanks to y'alls), some from our personal collections, and some from zinesters around the country. The AZL hosted benefits and readings featuring many Austin bands and authors including Neal Pollack and had the pleasure of collaborating with Clamor Magazine (RIP) for the first Clamor Music Festival in 2004. I'm now an education student in NYC, Zach is a librarian in Austin, and Cheetara is ???. Thanks to all the volunteers. Keep the AZL flame alive!!! Dust 'em off and start again!