St. Patrick's Zine Library

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Poster 2014 by Patrick Rieve and Julius Terlinden
Flyer 2013

The St. Patrick's Zine Library is a "traveling" zine library. It is open every 17th of March from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (regular opening hours). There is no official permanent residence for the collection and once a year the library pops up on different locations, "to save the kids from the forces of evil" (as stated on a flyer/invitation card).

The library was founded by an anonymous person and is run by volunteers.

Associated projects: Patrick's Zine Distro and the Yin Yang Yong collective respectively Yin Yang Yong Publishing.

Each 17th of March

In 2014 the collection was displayed at SSZ-Sued, an small exhibition space in Cologne, Germany. Starting March 13th there was a presentation or zine launch with new zines by Missis Nasti aka Franziska Nast, Torben Röse, Marco Zumbé, Tom Krol, Stalker Evans, TFGC Publishing and TBOOKS COLOGNE. On friday there was a reading with zinister Al Burian (Burn Collector), as well as a library introduction with Victoria Neuman on Sunday 16th.

In March 2016 the library is open at The Millionaires Club, a 3-day Comics, Posters, and Graphics festival held in Leipzig, Germany.

The Collection

Among zines, fanzines, minicomics, newsprints and other small press publications the library hosts a "motley crew" of zines produced by young people, sometimes related to workshops held by artists, writers and/or zinisters at schools or other facilities or as a private event. These publications are predominantly in German or English language.

List of these zines (among others): Fucking Different - irgendwie cool! (2011), Freche Früchte (2010), Super Kauke (2010), 100 Morde Wald (2011), Our World (2011), Politik hat Burger Pflicht (2012), Der verhexte Raum (2013), Black Fleck (2013), Peng! Bumm! Boing! (minicomic 2013), Kunstkloake (2013) etc.

List of Publications

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