Why is trading zines so important for the zine community?
- It encourages gift culture
- It doesn’t involve the exchange of money in a money-based capitalist economy
- You get so much more value for your zines
- Every trade is a surprise
- You get to read zines you otherwise might not come across if someone asks you to trade
- It may lower the barrier for some zine makers to acquire your zines
- It helps to make penpals and forge friendships
- It encourages readers to become writers
So… wanna trade zines with me? I have mini-zines as well as bigger zines available. Have a look at my catalogue.