Retail Outlets

Welcome to our collection of retail outlets that sell zines. If you know of a retail outlet that sells zines and other self-publications that should be on our list, email [email protected]


Art Metropole (Toronto) –  An artist run gallery and bookstore selling art books, zines, prints, and exhibited art. (Facebook)

Another Story Bookshop (Toronto) – Selling a broad range of literature focused on social justice, equity and diversity. (Facebook)

The Beguiling (Toronto) – One of Toronto’s best known and beloved comic retailer located in the city’s Mirvish Village. (Facebook)

Black Squirrel (Ottawa) – A bookstore and bar that specializes in used books. (Facebook)

The Bookshelf (Guelph) – An independent bookstore, cinema, restaurant, and bar located in Guelph, Ontario. (Facebook)

Books & Company (Picton) – On Main St. in Picton, a place to wander around and find a few treasures. (Facebook)

A Different Drummer Books (Burlington) – A community bookstore around for more than 45 years. (Facebook)

Faith/Void (Toronto) – An independently run outlet for subculture shop for DIY and underground work. They specialize in records, cassettes, zines, and other independent publications. (Facebook)

Glad Day Bookshop (Toronto) – The world’s oldest LGBTQ bookstore established in 1970. (Facebook)

Juniper Books (Windsor) – Ontario’s one and only “house of books.” (Facebook)

Likely General (Toronto) – Likely General is a Toronto shop and gallery selling work done by artists and artisans. (Facebook)

Page and Panel (Toronto) – The official shop of the Toronto Comic Arts Festival (TCAF) located inside the Toronto Reference Library. (Facebook)

Type Books (Toronto) – An independent community bookstore with two locations in Forest Hill Village and across from Trinity Bellwoods Park. Type Books specializes in fiction. small press, art, and children’s literature.

Monastiraki (Montreal) – A “curiosity shop” and art gallery selling art prints, small press, zines, and other unique treasures. (Facebook)

Drawn & Quarterly (Montreal) – A cartoonist publisher with two book stores in Montreal. (Facebook)

British Columbia
Bolen Books (Vancouver) – Largest independent bookstore in Western Canada housing a variety of independent, self-published, and mainstream authors. (Facebook)

Horses Records (Vancouver) – Horses Records buys, sells, and trades music, books, and zines. (Facebook)

Lucky’s Comics, Books, and Gallery (Vancouver) – A book shop and gallery specializing in comics. (Facebook)

Project Space (Vancouver) – A non-profit organization  that acts as a small publisher, bookseller, and is host to the Vancouver Art/Book Fair. (Facebook)

Pulpfiction Books (Vancouver) – With three locations around Vancouver, Pulpfiction Books hosts one of Western Canada’s largest selection of new and used books. They buy and sell books and carry a small selection of independent magazines and zines.

Regional Assembly of Text (Vancouver; Victoria) – A small stationary and gift shop that has two locations in Vancouver and Victoria, BC. It is also home to the lowercase reading room. (Facebook)

Rx Comics (Vancouver) – A Vancouver comic shop. (Facebook)

Spartacus Books (Vancouver) – A non-profit, volunteer-run bookstore carrying books, zines, periodicals, and more. (Facebook)

Zulu Records (Vancouver) – A new and used record store that also sells zines. (Facebook)

Café Books (Canmore) – Locally owned and independent bookstore selling new and used books, local art, and other merchandise. (Facebook)

Owl’s Nest Books (Calgary) – Calgary’s oldest independent bookstore for the past 40 years. (Facebook)

Pages on Kensington (Calgary) – An old, independent bookstore located in the heart of Kensington. (Facebook)

Wee Book Inn (Edmonton) – Edmonton’s premiere used bookstore with three locations. (Facebook)

Mondragon (Winnipeg) – An independent cafe and bookstore located in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

McNally Robinson (Winnipeg & Saskatoon) – Three bookstores with two in Winnipeg and one in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, McNally Robinson is a family-oriented independent bookseller. (Facebook)

Poor Michael’s Emporium (Onanole) – A comfortable spot where you can read, grab a coffee, listen to vinyl, and eat, all while being surrounded by local artists. (Facebook)

Nova Scotia
NovelTea Bookstore (Truro) – Located in the heart of downtown Truro, a place for coffee, books, and art. (Facebook)

Yukon Territories
Mac’s Fireweed Books (Whitehorse) – Houses a selection of books, magazines, puzzles, and newspapers from all over the world. (Facebook)


City Lights Bookstore (San Francisco) –  A landmark independent bookstore and publisher specializing in books, art, and small press. (Facebook)

Needles and Pens (San Francisco) –  An indie bookshop selling in zines, art, and hand-made goods. (Facebook)

Modern Times Bookstore Collective (San Francisco) – A new and used bookstore located in San Franciso’s Mission District. (Facebook)

Rock Paper Scissors Collective (Oakland) – A volunteer-run organization that specializes in teaching, selling, and exhibiting art. (Facebook)

The Last Bookstore (Los Angeles) – A large used and new book store that also sells vinyl and graphic novels/ comic book. (Facebook)

Secret Headquarters (Los Angeles) – Specializing in comic books, graphic novels, and zines. (Facebook)

Seite Books (Los Angeles) – Book and zine shop focused on independent literature. (Facebook)

Skylight Books (Los Angeles) – Housing a variety of culture that highlights their eclectic stock of local, mainstream, and independent authors. (Facebook)

Mountain Fold Books (Colorado Springs) – A non-profit bookstore selling publications of poetry and visual art. (Facebook)

Dale Zine (Miami) – an independent printer and publisher with the goal of giving a platform to multimedia artists and designers. Open Wednesday through Sunday noon to 5 p.m.

Quimby’s Bookstore (Chicago) ­– A bookstore specializing in indie-published and small press books, zines, comics, and other “bizarre periodicals.” (Facebook)

Chicago Comics (Chicago) – A comic book-focused store that has small press and hard to find indie comics along with mainstream superhero titles. (Facebook)

Boxcar Books (Bloomington) – A volunteer-run bookstore and community space that sells small press and independently published books and zines. (Facebook)

Atomic Books (Baltimore) – An independent bookstore selling a plethora of items including zines. (Facebook)

Boneshaker Books (Minneapolis) – A volunteer-run, radical bookstore aimed at communal support. (Facebook)

Mayday Bookstore (Minneapolis) – Located in the West Bank selling left-wing literature. (Instagram)

New Mexico
Astro-Zombies (Albuquerque) –  A vibrant comic shop selling comics, toys, and records. (Facebook)

New York
Bluestockings (NYC) – A volunteer-run radical bookstore and fair trade café. They sell magazines, zines, journals, and other hard to find things. (Facebook)

Desert Island (Brooklyn) – A comics store, publisher, and organizer of the annual Comic Arts Brooklyn Festival. (Facebook)

Printed Matter (NYC) – A non-profit organization and bookstore selling selling artist made publiscations. (Facebook)

North Carolina
Downtown Books & News (Asheville) – Used bookstore in downtown Asheville that’s been open every day for 31 years. (Facebook)

Mac’s Backs (Cleveland) – Established in 1978, Mac’s Backs sells new and used books and magazines. (Facebook)

Powell’s Books (Portland) – Established in 1971 with three locations in Portland and one in Beaverton, Powell’s Books buys and sells new and used books. (Facebook)

Reading Frenzy (Portland) – A small specialty bookstore selling comics, zines, books, and magazines. (Facebook)

The Big Idea Bookstore (Pittsburgh) – A collaborative bookstore and café since 2001 that specializes in feminists, multicultural, and LGBT+ works. (Facebook)

Wooden Shoe Books and Records (Philadelphia) – A volunteer, collectively-run, anarchist bookstore. (Facebook)

Velocity Comics (Richmond) – Richmond’s friendly, neighbourhood comics shop since 2003. (Facebook)

Elliot Bay Book Company (Seattle) – A unique bookstore located in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighbourhood. (Facebook)

Left Bank Books (Seattle) – Collectively operated since 1973, Left Bank Books sells books, zines, and other periodicals. (Facebook)

A Room of One’s Own (Madison) –  A local, independent, feminist bookstore, offering a wide selection of current and classic fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels, local interest titles, gifts, toys, and greeting cards. They also have strong children’s and young adult, women’s studies, and LGBTQ fiction and nonfiction sections.


Planet Books (Perth) – An independent bookstore specializing in arthouse, cult, and classic books. (Facebook)

Polyester Books (Fitzroy) –  A bookstore selling unique and bizarre books, zines, magazines, and videos. (Facebook)

Rocking Horse Records (Brisbane) –  Queensland’s oldest and largest independently owned and operated record store.(Facebook)

Le Monte-en-l’air (Paris) – A bookstore, art gallery, and café all in one place located in Paris, France. (Facebook)

Druck Dealer (Hamburg) – A german artisan shop selling prints, books, zines, and clothes.

Pro QM (Berlin) – specializing in german books, zines, and magazines. (Facebook)

Supalife Kiosk (Berlin) – A store and gallery that acts as a community centre for local independent artist. (Facebook)

New Zealand
Matchbox Studios (Wellington) – An art gallery, gift shop, and creative space offering DIY workshops for local artists. (Facebook)

Irregular Rhythm Asylum (Tokyo) – An infoshop carrying zines, publications, and goods related to cultural movements and the DIY scene in Japan. (Facebook)

South Korea
Your-Mind (Seoul) – A bookshop located in Seoul selling books, zines, magazines, music, and stationary. (Facebook)

56a Infoshop (London) –  A volunteer run DIY social centre. (Facebook)

Bookart Bookshop (London) – A bookshop offering small press publications and artist books. (Facebook)