4 min read.Updated: 22 Apr 2019, 10:26 PM ISTVR Ferose
Zines are a crucial part of the cultural fabric of an open, reflective and responsive society
Today, 23 April, is World Book Day, a good occasion to ask the following question: If regular bookshops are leading a precarious existence, what to say of specialist stores? One of them, Wow Cool Alternative Comics near my home in Cupertino, California, used to be my weekly haunt. Not so long ago, its owner Marc Arsenault told me, “The sale of zines has gone up by 50% in my shop. In many ways, it is like the sale of vinyl records that has gone up regularly in the last few years." But Wow Cool, it turns out, is shutting down.
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