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Boston Loves Zines


Boston DIY is alive and the proof is in the print.

Zines are a fast feast for the mind that are as easy to read as they are to make.  The possibilities are endless and there are tons of Bostonians who are seizing the opportunity to tell you something.

Here are a few of our locally-made picks…



Thrifty Times

Allston-based monthly zine from SARAH MacDONALD centered around the art of thrifting !  Issue #15 takes us through the holidaze with gifting ideas, crafts, recipes and reviews.  Check out her Etsy shop to purchase some of these monthly treats for only $1.50.

NO thoughts zine

No Thoughts Zine // $10

MICHAEL J DeMEO’s quarterly “photobook disguised as a magazine.”  Each issue is based on a theme and the most current issue (#10) explores city life through the lens of 26 photographers from near and far, including Francesco Palombi, Keiko Hiromi and more. *



A compilation of creative collaborations between talented brothers/artists/friends NICK Z and MATT ZAREMBA that feels both nostalgic and new at once.  Illustrations, pics, and quips for your consumption.

unexpected treat

Unexpected Treat

A collab between CHUBBY BEHEMOTH & OXEN FREE this quarter size, full color zine is 20 pages of bizarre collage and paintings that will keep you guessing. These zines and much more available at various Boston events or at


Sad Girls Club

Local show fixtures SONAM PARIKH and MICHELLE PARECE’s new pet project with pics, doodles and oddities that’ll make ya tilt your head and smile.  Contributors include a couple NICE GUYS and one SKIMASK.  Stay tuned for more from these broads!

*written by Nick Cain

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