Brews and Bikes Meet Books - A Local Zine Library Initiative

Brews and Bikes Meet Books - A Local Zine Library Initiative

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar in Eau Claire has launched a unique zine library, featuring a collection of independently made zines that showcase local artists. This initiative follows a zine workshop residency by former Eau Claire artist Sam Peskie, who discovered a community need for more accessible creative outlets. The zines available at SHIFT cover a variety of topics, from comics to social issues, all considered labors of love by their creators. These handmade publications offer a personal touch to reading, providing a tangible piece of art and thought, contrasting the digital experience. This initiative not only supports local artists but also enriches the community with diverse narratives and ideas, making art accessible and personal.

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