Monday, June 26, 2017

Pete's Mini Zine Fest 2017!

The next installment of Pete's Mini Zine Fest is coming up this July! 

WHERE?? At Pete's Candy Store!
709 Lorimer St.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(L train to Lorimer)

WHEN?? Saturday, July 8, 2pm-7pm!

Presenting the full list of tablers!:

As always, admission is FREE!

Monday, May 16, 2016

Pete's Mini Zine Fest 2016!!

Hosted by absolute badasses Andria Alefhi and Marguerite Dabaie!

The annual "drink a beer, buy a zine" summertime zine fest is back for 2016! Same old vibe, brand new zinesters. Fest is indoors and outdoors.

Established in 2010, PMZF is the longest running zine fest in NYC! This zine-fest-in-a-bar promises good hangouts, good conversation, and FANTASTIC zines!
Remember to come on by on

July 30, 2016

@ Pete’s Candy Store
709 Lorimer St, Brooklyn


Come on by, drink a beer, and buy a zine!

This year’s completely fantastic poster was created by Joseph Carlough and Katie Haegele!

Monday, July 20, 2015

NYC Zine Weekend

Pete's Mini Zine Fest is pleased to announce its inclusion of NYC Zine Weekend, July 24-26!

That means great zine events are happening all weekend long!

July is International Zine Month, and the last weekend of July is NYC Zine Weekend!

Friday July 24, 8pm
Summer Zinester Potluck at ABC No Rio.
Free, but bring food to share and zines to trade. 156 Rivington St., Lower East Side
not accessible 

Saturday July 25, 2-7pm
Pete's Mini Zine Fest at Pete's Candy Store.
Free, with zines, food, and beverages for purchase. 709 Lorimer St., Williamsburg
accessible, small bathrooms 

Sunday July 26, 2-5pm
Zinester discussion & skillshare at Bluestockings. Free, donation solicited
172 Allen St., Lower East Side
accessible except for the narrow bathroom 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Summer Zinester Potluck


July is International Zine Month, and ABC No Rio is hosting a zinester potluck on Friday, July 24th--the night before Pete's Mini Zine Fest!

Check it out, zine-lovers:
Bring a dish to share, meet zine makers, trade your zines, and celebrate the ABC No Rio Zine Library in our backyard!
The ABC No Rio Zine Library is a collection of over 12,000 zines located on New York's Lower East Side. In the zine library, you can find zines dating back to the 1970s, zines from various art and political movements in New York, history zines, foreign language zines, music zines, feminist and riot grrl zines, health zines, art zines, comics, zines on anything really, and an expansive collection of Maximum Rock n Roll.
More deets here. Come on down!

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Pete's Mini Zine Fest 2015! The latest and the greatest

Hey gang, we have a new Pete's Mini Zine Fest coming up! If you've never been, this is the year. We have a full and fantastic lineup, and--let's face it--where else can you peruse books with a beer in your hand?

This year's fest will be on July 25th, 2015, 2-7pm
At Pete's Candy Store (as always),
709 Lorimer St
Brooklyn, NY

Here's our table lineup!:

Andria Alefhi (We’ll Never Have Paris--
Elvis B. (Homos in Herstory--
Carnage NYC (
Joseph Carlough (Dead River Distro--
Marguerite Dabaie (A Voyage to Panjikant--
Ramiro Davaro-Comas (Truco Studios--
Lydia Fu (Good Sister Bad Sister--
Jenny Gonzalez-Blitz (Platform Edge--
Dre Grigoropol (Dee’s Dream--
Katie Haegele (The La La Theory--
Ayun Halliday (The East Village Inky--
Adam J. Kurtz (1 Page at a Time--
Mindy Indy (Apartment Hunt--
Mark Lerer (The Baby General)
Geoff Mosher (Mondo Chachi--
Morgan Pielli (Indestructible Universe--
Quail Bell Magazine (
Bill Roundy (Bar Scrawl--
Sleeping Creatures Distro (
So What? Press (
Margot Terc (it grows where i water it--
Alison Wilgus (A Stray in the Woods--

Monday, June 2, 2014

Pete's Mini Zine Fest 2014

Summertime's approaching! That means Pete's Mini Zine Fest is coming up, the longest running zine fest in Brooklyn (that also happens to be held in a bar).

Come by and check out our superawesomefantastic zinesters, comic artists, and publishers this year:

Andria Alefhi (We’ll Never Have Paris) —

Barnard Zine Library (Jenna Freedman)—

Ken Bausert (The Ken Chronicles)—

Anna Jo Beck (Biff Biff Bam Sock)—

Booklyn Inc. (Richard Lee)—

Rachel Burkot

Marguerite Dabaie (A Voyage to Panjikant)—

Displaced Snail Publications (Joseph Carlough)—

Alisa Harris (Urban Nomad)—

Katie Haegele (The La-La Theory)—

Mindy Indy (The Lucky Penny)—

Adam J. Kurtz (HOME-BREW)—

Sara Lindo (The Seeing-Eye Cat)—

Tim Nicholas and Annie Soga (Studium/Punctum shop)

Morgan Pielli (Indestructible Universe)—

Purgatory Pie Press (Esther Smith) —

Rabid Rabbit (C. M. Butzer)—

Research and Destroy New York City—

Bill Roundy (Bar Scrawl)—

Steve Seck (Monday Saddies)—

Teylor Smirl (Flightless Birds)—

So What? Press (Dave Kelly)—

Mark Z-Man (It’s Raining Cats and Dogs)—

And feat. amazing delicious snacks (I tried them, I know) by Pamela Bowman!

We also have a kickoff reading on Friday, July 25, 7-9pm (readers TBD, more info to come).

Like our poster this year? Mindy Indy (who is also tabling) designed it!

FB Fan Page:

Twitter @petesmzf

Monday, September 16, 2013

The inaugural Pete's Mini Zine Fest Storytelling series!

Yes! We are doing this!

The Pete's Mini Zine Fest crew is proud to kick off its first PMZF Storytelling night, hosted by Pete's Candy Store, Andria Alefhi, and Marguerite Dabaie!

Saturday, October 5th, 6:45pm-7:45pm

Come hear sundry tales from PMZF tablers as they read their stories live! Featuring:

Ellen Lindner (

Jess Ruliffson (
Dawn Wing (
Cristina Greavu
Alisa Harris (

And, head's up! Our second Storytelling night will be Saturday, November 16th.