Salford Zine Library is a not-for-profit archive of self published treasures housed at Nexus Art Cafe in Manchester since 2012. There are currently somewhere around 1500 zines in the collection and the library aims to be a hub for zine making and DIY culture in general. It runs various events, frequently takes the collection around the country and is involved in organising the annual zine fair Northwest Zinefest which will return at some point this year.
For Sounds From the Other City 2016, Salford Zine Library will be taking a sizeable chunk of the zine collection to the Deli-Lama Cafe-Bar and setting up a cosy reading room, perfect for taking a breather between bands. There’ll also be a program of zine readings and talks throughout the day from some of the zinesters whose work can be found in the library.