The Skye Zine library is a communal zine project that shares zines and mini publications via library boxes placed across Skye and Lochalsh.
The library shares alternative voices, worlds, ideas and perspectives – gathering stories, skills, knowledge and actions of local people, and to pool and map knowledge from around Skye, Lochalsh and elsewhere. The Skye Zine Library aims to distribute information quickly and independently across the island – connecting and mapping the ideas of individuals, collectives and activists in our locale. They also contain books and zines by artists from elsewhere for you to borrow and read.
What is a zine?
Zines are non-commercial, independent publications that can be made by anyone. Often using DIY methods, many zines start by creating a handmade design which is then photocopied and shared with others.
How to contribute to the library:
Share your zine by popping it in one of the zine boxes. Inside the zine library boxes you’ll find paper and other resources for making. Once ready, we will photocopy and reshare the zines across the island – as a communal island library.
Take a look at the map and the list to find out where your nearest library box is.
Current locations for The Skye Zine Library are:
Staffin Community Hall, Uig Community Hall, ATLAS Arts, Portree Archive Centre, Minginish Community Hall, Auchtertyre Bus Stop, An Crùbh, Armadale Stores, Glendale Stores, Kyle Blessing Box, Edinbane Community Hall