Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Dessert Social

Join the Arrow Archive Zine Library for a Zine Dessert Social!
Tuesday, Nov.13th at 6:30pm

Let's hang out at the zine library!
Let's talk about making zines, reading zines, the Guelph zines community, and projects we can work on together. Like a walking distance distro, 24 hour zine challanges, zine readings, and other zine related events.

Tea, Coffee, & Desserts will be available for a PWYC donation to the Library

At the Arrow Archive Zine Library
GRCGED UC 107 on the u of g campus

all are welcome!...

Friday, October 12, 2012

Library Open

We have been open for a few weeks & now that GRCGED  has finished their re-deco the Zine Library is back in business. Not only are we back in business but we have been working hard on getting all the whole collection cataloged in the GRCGED. We have about 300 zine to go.  Woot! I has it has taken us a long time to get this far.

Friday, June 29, 2012

GRCGED the loverly place that houses us is doing a little revamp of their space, putting some new paint on the walls and rearranging the things. it's gonna take a while and during this time the zine library will be closed. Surry Kids!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Satellite Station Open!

So, along with there being a new social space (the square) down town Guelph, there is a new satellite location for the arrow archive. The zines at this location are not able to be signed out but you can read them till your hearts delight. The Square is the only open during it's event times, but you can find it's calender on the link above. woot!

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Thanks Julian

A fellow zinester donated a few doubles from their collection and we here are the arrow are happy to hive them a home. thanks!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Montreal (A) Bookfair Loot!

Hey folks!
here is the loot I brought back from the MTL Anarchist Bookfair! Lots of cool stuff! You can find it all in the box labeled 'New' on the top shelf at the library in the next few days. Some highlights include:

Broke Ass #4
Hey Lady #4
FIT:a zine about sports, fatness, feminism, and disability
A.P.J #3 Timmy's per zine, this one is about injury.  a few stories written by friends who have sufferd traumatic injury
A.P.J #4  Another of Timmy's perzines, this one is about their exprinces with religion while growing up.
Culture Slut #25
The Gender Neutral Bathroom Challenge
We are Beautiful: Trans and Gender Queer Portraits

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Shotgun Seamtress

We got some more! look for them in the new box!

Thank You Sarah!

A wonderful person named Sarah sends such wonderful donations to the library. These are the lastest! I just wanted to give an extra personal thanks to Sarah, Tx!

guelph radical zinefest! wooot!

holy crap! i'm soooo excited. get intouch with maranda at to find out more and how you can help.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


I had a blast this year! lots of zine tables lots of new folks! I got to have some pretty good hangouts with two of my fave zine folks, Maranda and Dave. I also picked up their latest collaboration about getting off the internet. I'll post more about their stuff when I finnish reading it all.
so yeah got lots of art zines and a few comix one lovely little devil called Pro-Can a very graphic story about cannibalism and zombies, I know, I know the rest of the world is over the zombie thing, but I am not. all of the zines i got at the kazoo zine and comic expo will be cataloged and you can find them in the NEW box for the next little while.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Zine Making Workshop

I am giving a Zine Making Workshop for WPIRG in Waterloo. I will be covering design basics along with a dash of zine history and alittle crafty project at the end.
its on U of W campus. Woot!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Kazoo Zine & Comic Fest

Woooot! its that time again!

The Kazoo! Zine and Comic Expo is returning this year in conjunction with Kazoo! Fest 2012. The date this year is Saturday, April 14th from 11 am to 4 pm. The event will be held at Norfolk Street United Church (75 Norfolk St) in sunny downtown Guelph!

Table registration is open half tables for 10, whole tables for 15. It is usually a pretty chill day with lots of different folks showing up.

The Zine library will be there as well as my other distro 'Look Mum!'.

Here is their web site:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Burn Pile zine!

We are planning on making a review zine, called Burn Pile. We will review zines made above the 49th parallel. A fun way to say made in Canada and not sound patriotic. So we will be accepting zines for review and hope to have the first issue out for that second to last weekend of may, just in time for the MTL anarchist bookfair. We are also looking for folks who want to review, get in touch if that is you.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012


After a long break we are open again here at the arrow archive. Still plugging away at cataloging the collection, with over 1000 zines to enter into the system this is a long process. Recived a pretty awesome donation over the holiday season which included a few Microcosm staples such as RAD DAD and 13 YEARS OF GOOD LUCK. WOOO zines!