Presented by Sticky Institute
Sticky Institute is an ardent defender of zine culture and has retained its zine shop in the Degraves Street Subway, Melbourne, since 2001. For the 2020 Melbourne Art Book Fair, Sticky Institute presents the Australian Zine Library – an exciting display of the work of over 200 zine makers. This showcase will present zines from Melbourne’s extensive DIY publishing community alongside other makers from around Australia.
Sticky Institute is a shop and resource devoted entirely to zines. They sell zines on behalf of zinemakers, and since opening in 2001 have stocked over 12,000 zine titles and has space to create and copy zines. Zinemakers are welcome to use the photocopier, long-armed staplers, typewriters and other resources provided. Sticky also runs and curates the annual zine celebration Festival Of The Photocopier, which includes the largest zine fair in Australia, held at Melbourne Town Hall. Sticky is a 100% volunteer-run space.