Guest Blog post from CHIPRC (Chicago Independent Resource Center) Celebrates ONE YEAR!

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July marks International Zine Month, so Quimby’s is teaming up with our friends The Chicago Independent Resource Center () to bring you zine-y activity.  will be hosting zine events during the month! Here’s a post from Johnny, the Executive Director!

Celebrate Independent Publishing on Independence Day Weekend with Chicago Publishers Resource Center.
Chicago Publishers Resource Center, the city’s newest edition to the local publishing community, celebrates its first anniversary on Saturday, July 5, 2014, with programming scheduled throughout the weekend.

On Saturday, July 5, CHIPRC hosts a zine reading featuring performers from the local self-publishing community including Jim Joyce (Let it Sink zine), Colin Brennan (Continental Interlude zine), Jonas Cannon (Cheer the Eff Up zine), and Ben Spies (No More Coffee zine). Cartoonist Alex Nall will provide a one-off comic strip on the CHIPRC chalkboard. There will be door prize giveaways from self-publishing organizations Chicago Zine Fest, Quimby’s Bookstore, Journal of Artists Books and Stranger Danger zine distro. The even begins at 4pm, $5 donation, all ages.

Then on Sunday, July 6, at 1pm during CHIPRC’s Open Hours (each Sunday from 12-5), join button maker Amy Gooch as she hosts a workshop on how to create a collectors’ series with buttons (using two sizes of buttons, 1 inch and 1 ½ inch). Everyone will take away the buttons they make. Great for all ages, $5 donation at the door.

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July marks International Zine Month. CHIPRC will be hosting zine events during the month with our friends from Quimby’s Bookstore!

Zines 101, Sunday, July 13th, 1pm, w/ host Liz Mason, manager at Quimby’s Bookstore.
In this is a monthly hands-on workshop offered by CHIPRC, learn a bit about zines and the local self- publishing community with special guest instructor Liz Mason. Liz will lead a discussion, show you how to make a zine and talk about selling it. $3 donation. All skill levels and ages welcome!

Zine ZINE Club, Thursday, 24th, 7pm
Zine book club? No! Zine ZINE Club! This is our first trial at a zine book club. For the inaugural event, we will be reading the titles Doris #31 by Cindy Crabb and You Don’t Get there from Here #29 by Carrie McNinch. Get both of these issues from Quimby’s Bookstore. Then come share with others who read them too. As a bonus, bring in a zine of your choosing to share with others. There will be a $3 donation asked at the door.