Best Hoard of DIY Gems
"...Tucked away in an aerie of the San Francisco Main Library, the Little Maga/Zine Collection chronicles the local underground and small-press scene dating back to 1966. Where else can you find crisply archived copies of local faves Mudflap and Ker-bloom! and evocative titles like The San Francisco Capitalist Bloodsucker? A little-known cache of 1,200 zine and literary titles, the collection includes contributions from Bay Area beats, hippies, punks, and other irascibles in genres that might be completely unclassifiable. Browse the master list (the staff will pull your selections from storage) and request a specific zine that speaks to your fancy or take a chance and bask in random brilliance. Flip through pages that were actually physically cut and pasted in the DIY days before desktop publishing. Let your fingers wander down staple-studded spines..." (San Francisco Bay Guardian, "Best of the Bay 2006," July 26-August 1, 2006)
Book Arts and Special Collections Center, 100 Larkin, 6th Floor, S.F.