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Featured Partner: LBPL at LBZF!

LBZF 2016 Program Zine - Long Beach Public LibraryLBZF is proud to feature the Long Beach Public Library as a premier community partner!

The LBPL will have a lot of cool things going on during #LBZF16, including a demo booth featuring their 3D printer and on-the-spot library card signups, a zine library and reading room, and a hands-on make-your-own-zine workshop.

Since starting the collection with the LBZF 2015 zine library, LBPL librarian and LBZF co-organizer Ziba Perez Zehdar has been busy curating the library’s first circulating Zine Library (#LBPLZineLibrary), one of only a handful of zine libraries in circulation across the country.

The LBPL Zine Library collection will be exhibited at LBZF, and attendees can browse zines and read them in the zine reading room.

Attendees can also get a free 3D-printed “zinemark” by showing their library card! Don’t have a library card yet? Sign up for one on at LBZF and in addition to the zinemark, you will get a free zine, “Make a Zine at the Studio”, made for LBZF by the creative team in the lower level of the main library’s maker space called The Studio.

The Studio, LBPL’s innovative maker space, is free to all library members, and features tools such as their 3D Printer, a paper folding machine, and a letterpress. The Studio also features a full-time staff who are available to help people create anything from a zine to a stop-motion short film.

The library will also be hosting the LBPL Canopy in the Sculpture Garden featuring walk-up zine workshops all day.

Blank paper, discarded magazines/books to be cut up, pens and markers, a long-arm zine stapler, scissors, glue sticks, and more will be waiting to be turned into your own zine while you listen to bands jam out in the garden.

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LBZF 2016 Zinesters Announcement!

LBZF 2016 Zinesters

The LBZF Team is pleased to present the lineup for Long Beach Zine Fest 2016! Check out the website of these awesome artists, authors, and makers and find your favorites!

Over the next few weeks (21 days and counting!), we will be posting more in-depth features on various zinesters. We’ll also be adding as much information about each of them as we can because with more than 100 zinesters exhibiting, it’ll be good to know who don’t want to miss when you come to LBZF 2016 on April 24!

Explore the LBZF 2016 Zinesters!


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LBZF 2016 Panels and Workshops Announcement!


We are happy to present the Long Beach Zine Fest 2016 panel and workshop lineup! We have put together an exciting day of events … make sure to check out your favorites!

Below is the lineup … you can get details on the panelists and workshops here:

We will be posting more details throughout April. Keep up to date by following LBZF on your favorite social network and RSVP to the Official LBZF Facebook Event page for all the latest announcements:

LBZF 2016 Panels

Cuba Libro: A Librarian in Havana
11:30am to 12pm
Davy Rothbart: Get Your Sh*t Out There
12:30pm to 1:30pm

Gustavo Arellano and Griselda Suárez: An Open Conversation
2pm to 3pm

The State of the Zine in Southern California
3:30pm to 4:30pm

LBZF 2016 Workshops

The Power of Personal Story: Memoir Zine Workshop
11:30am to 1pm

Japanese Sewn Stab Bookmaking Workshop
1pm to 2pm

Pain Magic: Hands-on Zine-making Workshop
2pm to 3pm

DIY Stickermaking Workshop
3:30pm to 4:30pm

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Official LBZF Social Media!

Are you coming to LBZF? Get connected with us now on your favorite social media platform:

#lbzf16 #lbzinefest

PLUS … #lbzf16 has an official Snapchat geofilter! Check it out, snap us @lbzinefest and we’ll share your snaps!

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LBZF + LBPL: Letterpress/Zine Workshop and Movie Night!

Long Beach Zine Fest Long Beach Public Library Workshop

Long Beach Zine Fest and Long Beach Public Library proudly present: Letterpress/ Zine Workshop and Movie Night!

Come get pumped for LBZF! Join us at LBPL in The Studio on the lower level for a night of FREE events:

No RSVP needed, but check out the Official Facebook Event for updates and details.


4 p.m.
Letterpress Workshop
Zine Workshop

5:30 p.m.
Citizen Kane Screening

The Main Library is located in the Civic Center, at the corner of Ocean & Pacific in Downtown Long Beach. The Civic Center parking garage is located at Broadway & Chestnut. First 30 minutes free, $1.75 for the next 90 minutes with library validation, $10.00 maximum. The Main Library is close to Long Beach Transit and the Metro Blue Line.

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LBZF 2016 music applications are now open

Attention Long Beach bands …. we want you to submit to perform at Long Beach Zine Fest 2016!

Check out the LBZF 2016 music submission form!

We can’t wait to to share the Long Beach music scene with you all again this year!

At LBZF 2015 we were pleased to present six awesome local Long Beach bands. Check out the official LBZF 2015 playlist here:




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LBZF 2016 zine tabling applications closed!

Wow! We received more than 200 submissions for this year’s Long Beach Zine Fest!

Over the next few weeks we’ll be sorting submissions and putting our final list together. Stay tuned for announcements in March!

In the meantime, check out LA Zine Fest happening March 6!


LB Zine Fest Application OPEN


We want to see your zines! Application for table space is open NOW, until February 8th at 10pm click on the link below. Table space is VERY limited, so don’t miss out on this!

Do you want to be a part of Long Beach Zine Fest 2016 at the Museum of Latin American Art?

Here’s your chance! Click HERE

LBZF 2016 Apps are Open



Long Beach Public Zine Library

The Long Beach Public Library is now circulates zines! Zines check out the same as books, three weeks at a time with your library card. Search the catalog on the LBPL website for your favorite zine title!

Donations are accepted at:
101 Pacific Ave.
Long Beach, Ca 90822
Attn. Ziba.

Currently a little under two hundred titles available but this number grows through the donations of local zinesters. Located on top of the Adult Graphic Novels section in the Main Library as well as the Mark Twain branch, the Long Beach Public Library is excited to have you browse their new circulating zine collection.

LBPL Zine Library


LA Zine Fest 2016

Now in its 5th year, LA Zine Fest is happening March 6th at the gorgeous Majestic Downtown in historic Downtown Los Angeles. LA Zine Fest always promises to be a good time, and this year looks no different.

If you’re interested in having a table to show your work, learn more HERE

Applications close this Sunday January 10th at 12pm