Stores and Distros
Local spots to buy and sell zines.
The Freedom Shop
The Freedom Shop is an anarchist bookshop and info-centre which distributes books and information, based in Wellington. Formed in 1995, it operates on a non profit basis, injecting any income back into the project.
The shop has been based in different locations and mainly sells books and zines on anarchism, feminism, indigenous rights, ecology and a range of activist issues. It also carries patches, badges, clothing and music.
The Freedom Shop currently resides inside Book Haven at 160 Riddiford Street, Newtown
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Red Letter Distro
Red Letter Distro is a punk rock mail-order catalogue-cum-‘occasional distro’ of curated zines, comics and artist publications from Aotearoa New Zealand, founded by artist, designer and independent publisher Kerry Ann Lee.
Since 2001, Red Letter has supported local and international zine makers through mail order catalogues, zinefests, art book fairs, exhibitions, talks, workshops and distribution networks around the world including Mexico, USA, Ukraine, The Philippines and Hong Kong.
2021 marks the 20th Anniversary of the distro, with the launch of the first-ever online edition of the catalogue as part of Printed Matter’s Virtual Art Book Fair.
Especially for New Zealand audiences, Red Letter is proud to present work by international publishing friends, Compulsive Archive (Milan) and Zine Coop (Hong Kong).
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Lucky Drop Vending Machine
Lucky Drop is Wellington's vending machine for zines, comics, stickers and self-published work.
It is managed by Wellington Zinefest and is stationed at various venues throughout Wellington. Lucky Drop sells A7 and A6 zines by local creatives.
Read the Lucky Drop page for more details.
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