Photo Zines

Sam Milianta Zines

These zines are delightful. I picked them up at Alt Press Fest 2013 from local tabler Sam Milianta. Filled with black & white photography these zines are deceptively simple. They can be found in the Zine Collection at the Main Library.

You can find Sam Milianta’s Work here.


Alt Press Fest 2013 Call for Entries!

Alt Press Fest 2013Calling all zine producers, printmakers, book artists, and DIYers of all stripes!

We are back! And this year we’ll have some awesome special guests….

So claim your spot at the Alt Press Fest (Sat, July 13, Main Library)! If you want to show off your wares or conduct a workshop, contact Brooke Young ( no later than Monday, April 22.

February Local Zine Spotlight: To Kevin, In Hopes of Losing Interest

To Kevin

For our February Zine spotlight we are highlighting To Kevin, In Hopes of Losing Interest by local writer/filmmaker Whitney Borup.  It being nearly V-day and all this zine is an apt study on relationships, good and bad.  Borup pulls us along with a veracity that belies her repeated claims that the stories within are fiction.  Her romanticism is honest and hopeful while avoiding cliches.

This zine can be found in the Zine Collection at the Salt Lake City Main Library.

Whitney Borup is a Ph.D. candidate in American Studies at the University of Utah. She earned an M.A. in Cinema Studies at San Francisco State University and a B.A. in Media Arts and Psychology at Brigham Young University. She studies early 20th-century American literature, aesthetics, horror, and the representation of children in popular culture.

December Local Zine Spotlight: Read Me

Read Me

She was one of our own, but now she has moved on to greener pastures.  So for the  month of December we are spotlighting this delightful zine from Sarah Custen.  It was created as a holiday gift but also chronicles her life and travails.  You can also read more from Sarah over at her blog Little Sarah Big World.  She also plays music in public from time to time.

This zine along with many other zines can be found and checked out in the Zine Collection at the Main Library.

November Local Zine Spotlight: The Leaders of the Revolution Have Arrived


With Election Day right around the corner (GO Vote!), we are spotlighting this local zine which features political activism.  This is the transcontinental daily journal of Maggie Giles, who set off to Washington DC on 4/15/02 from Salt Lake City, Utah to participate in the A-20 Demonstrations for Peace.

Learn more about these demonstrations here.

This zine along with many other zines can be found and checked out in the Zine Collection at the Main Library.


Alt Press Fest 2012 Returns

For most of us Alt Press Fest 2012 is now buried in the past, however every once in a while something comes back to remind us.  In fact it reminds me of this song.

Anyway, Heather House wrote up this delightful blog entry about her experience back in July.  Check it out here.

Thanks so much.  We are very happy that you had such a great time.

And feel free to relive Alt Press Fest 2012 by visiting our Alt Press Fest tag.

Local Zine Spotlight: A Thousand False Starts

Every month we pick a local zine from our collection to shine some light on.  All zines spotlighted can be found in the SLCPL Zine Collection at the Main Library.

For the month of October we are spotlighting A Thousand False Starts by Robin Banks.  This zine is a comic journal documenting events like getting kicked out of a gas station for not spending money, getting hassled by “the pigs” for ghost riding a gift bike, and the little things that make the author happy.