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zines & chap books

A zine (last four letters are from magazine) is usually a self-published, small circulation “book.”   They are usually published by a group or an individual with a few pages about a favorite subject.  Many are handcopied, photocopied and stapled, while others are professionally printed.

Chap books are similar to zines, and originated in Medieval Europe.  They are a bit longer (up to 40 pages), and often feature poetry or art.