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(no subject) [Jun. 13th, 2011|01:21 am]
not really using this anymore. distro updates can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/twelveohtwo eventually twelveohtwo.org will be back up and running. one day.
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(no subject) [Oct. 25th, 2010|11:38 pm]
Hey!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by my table at this year's Canzine. Much appreciated! There is a zine fair taking place in Kingston, Ontario next weekend. Info can be found here. If i can find the funds to get there, i will be tabling at it. If not, i'll be at EXPOZINE in montreal november 13th and 14th. (info)

Don't forget to follow twelveohtwo zine distro on twitter ---> @twelveohtwo and facebook.


Take care & keep warm!
xo amy
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Zinester Social + Reading = tomorrow! [Oct. 22nd, 2010|10:24 pm]



Come by Naco Cafe & Gallery between 4-6pm on Saturday October 23rd to meet and socialise with other zinesters the day before Canzine! Bring copies of your zine to trade. Enjoy inexpensively priced, yummy food and drinks from the fine folks at Naco! Purchase tickets ($1/each or 3/$5) for our zine-y raffle! Around 5pm Sarah Pinder (Bit of String Press, Balance Zine), Tara Bursey (Poseur Grrrl zine), Siue Moffat (Boardwalk Chocolat...es, Lickin' the Beaters, The Michael Ellis Chronicles) & other blast-from-the-zine-pasts will read from their first zine!

This event is FREE and all-ages!

Naco is a wheelchair accessible venue but unfortunately, their washrooms are not.


Brought to you by your pals at Great Worm Express Distribution & twelveohtwo zine distro.


Facebook event:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=160700823950598



PS: please spread the word!

PPS: afterwards, some of us are going to bike over to the Broken Pencil offices for their Pre-Canzine Mixer (http://www.brokenpencil.com/canzine/night.php) -- which you are welcome to join us in doing!
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its the most wonderful time of the year! [Oct. 12th, 2010|06:10 pm]
its autumn! that means woolly tights, layered clothes, tea, knitting annnnd zine fest season. i just came back from a quick but really great trip to philly, where i tabled at the 8th annual philly zine fest. thanks to all who stopped by my table! it was lovely to hang out with pals, new and old. philly rules!

the other great thing about PZF is the 5 titles i picked up for the catalogue while i was there -- not to mention the 7 titles i picked up while in edmonton/calgary/portland!



how can you get your hands on these great zines, books, and records?

-----> friday october 15th at the Radical Info Fair & Letter Writing to Prisoners at the U of T Graduate Students' center (16 Bancroft Ave) from 5-6:30pm -- facebook invite is here.

----> sunday october 24th at canzine. it runs from noon-7pm at the great hall (queen/dovercourt, toronto)

----> saturday november 13th & sunday november 14th at expozine in montreal


please do stop by, say hello, check out some the 25+ titles i carry!
oh and follow me on twitter if youre not already doing so --> @twelveohtwo


hope youre all doing well and keeping warm!
xo amy


PS: if youre in the area, make sure you check out the richmond zine fest next weekend! i wish i was able to attend!
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take a shine to the west coast weather.. [Aug. 16th, 2010|06:34 pm]
twelveohtwo zine distro & the toronto zine library will be tabling at the calgary anarchist bookfair (aug 20-21) and the portland zine symposium (aug 27-29). hope to see you there!
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24 hour zine challenge -- kick off event this WEDNESDAY at the toronto zine library! [Jul. 26th, 2010|03:22 pm]
Happy (belated) International Zine Month everyone!


To celebrate, the Toronto Zine Library is participating in the 24 hour zine challenge and we would love for you to join us! We are hosting a kick off event this Wednesday, July 28th starting at 5pm and going strong until the Tranzac Club closes.


What is the 24 hour zine challenge, you ask?
A yearly event where one attempts to make a 24 page zine from start to finish in 24 hours. From initial idea right through to photocopying/collating/stapling your zine. More information, list of this year's participants and sign up can be found here: http://24hourzines.com/

(Please note that you dont *have* to register and/or send your zine in when its finished. We encourage you participate to whatever degree you are most comfortable with. Or, you are welcome to just come and hang out at the TZL and cheer participants on!)


Bring your ideas and if youre able a snack to share while we hang out, listen to music, and get a start on our 24 hour zines! Some supplies will be available (paper, glue, scissors, magazine clippings, a couple of typewriters, a long arm stapler) but please do bring your favourite or necessary zine making supplies. Conveniently, there is a 24 hour Kinkos a half-block away!

Also, similar to the event folks at the Independent Pubishing Resource Center (http://www.iprc.org/) in Portland Oregon held a few days ago, we will be streaming our 24 hour zine challenge event live! If you're unable to join us, bookmark http://www.ustream.tv/channel/toronto-zine-library-24hr-zine-challenege and tune in on Wednesday starting at 5pm EST and participate alongside us from wherever you may be.

Ok, to recap:

WHEN: wednesday july 28th, 5pm until close
WHERE: the toronto zine library -- 2nd floor of the tranzac club -- 292 brunswick st. just south of bloor. close to spadina subway station
COST: free!
WHAT: 24 hour zine challenge kick off
BRING: yourself, your friends, snacks, creativity, zine making supplies, ideas


Holler at us if you have any additional questions or concerns. We regret that the TZL is not a wheelchair accessible space.




The Toronto Zine Library
292 Brunswick Ave, 2nd floor
torontozinelibrary@gmail.com (new email address, please update your lists!)
http://torontozinelibrary.blogspot.com
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this weekend! [Oct. 2nd, 2009|10:27 pm]
twelveohtwo zine distro will be represented at the edmonton anarchist bookfair this saturday and sunday. stop by and say hello!

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TODAY! [Aug. 30th, 2009|09:06 am]
[music |cbc radio one]

eep! totally forgot to post about this here. my apologies!

today is ZINE DREAM at the TRANZAC CLUB (272 Brunswick Ave, west of spadina and just south of bloor). it runs from noon-6pm. we'll be tabling with the distro. come by and say hi!

and make sure you go upstairs to the 2nd floor where the toronto zine library will be hosting an open house that includes a drop-in collaborative zine making workshop. its free!

http://torontozinelibrary.blogspot.com/
http://sitekreator.com/zinelibrary
http://sites.google.com/site/zinedream2/
http://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/event.php?eid=122870207525&ref=ts



ps: canzine is november 1st. we booked our table yesterday. i strongly encourage out of town perzine writers to register a table. the increasing lack of actual zines at canzine is kind of a bummer. so please come and represent! i can help with places to stay. get in touch if you have questions/need a place to crash/want to know more about canzine, transportation to toronto options, etc. http://www.brokenpencil.com/canzine
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denver zine library closing -- hopefully only temporarily! [Jul. 2nd, 2009|01:50 pm]
reposting this from WMZ:

"It is with mixed emotions that we are announcing the temporary closure of the Denver Zine Library (DZL) which has been housed at The Other Side Arts on Platte St. for the past few years. There are several factors contributing to this temporary closure that we’d like to share with you. We have often found ourselves struggling to meet the demands of rent expenses, making us recognize that we cannot sustainably maintain our current location. Our core group of board members have also been taking on the role of volunteers, consistently sharing the responsibility of staffing the DZL every weekend so that it can remain open. Unfortunately, we have seen very few visitors, and while we know there is community interest in having a zine library in Denver, we want to make sure those same community members are invested in both visiting/utilizing the DZL as well as telling others about this incredible resource.

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call out to people who wrote zines in the 90's [Jul. 2nd, 2009|12:22 pm]
via ericka of pander zine distro:

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