over 1000 titles

THE COLLECTION

30 years of dream-keeping … evidenced

Hundreds of stories and innumerable pages of artwork appear only on paper, in publications out of print and almost impossible to acquire. For many of us, mention of these tales was a tease, their existence nearly myth.

But safe-guarded all these years is a truly fantastic collection – more than 1000 titles encompassing commentary, discussion, art, poetry, and stories, so many stories – a chronicle of our fandom’s determination to keep the dream alive. And everything is available to you for borrowing.

Keep reading – there’s more.  Or, if you’re anxious to get started …

 

A whole world is waiting for you …

indeed, worlds!

 

Classic and Continuing Classic, ‘She’s Not Dead’ (SND), Original Character, Alternate Universe, 3rd Season stories and beyond …

but … how will you ever choose?

 

Thanks to the QFER, it’s easy

The Qfer – the Helpers’ Network Quality Fanzine Review is a monumental reference and your best companion while studying the Crystal Rose catalog of zines. Most of the CRLL’s zines are accompanied by notes  – used with grateful permission – provided by the creators of The Qfer detailing the zine’s editor, authors, artists, rating, season, story synopses and more.

Originally conceived by Nan Dibble in the early 90’s, The Qfer was first published on paper and offered review opinions and starred ratings. Later, Jackie N. (the admin of The Reading Chamber) and JoAnn B. edited, enhanced, and made that information available online. The custodians of The Qfer allowed the CRLL to incorporate their work into our catalog of zines. Since the launch of this site, with JoAnn’s and Aliset’s help, updates have been made to the data fields, and, in time, more information will be added to guide you through The Stacks.

The CRLL has the hardcopy Qfer guides on the shelves – and they, too, may be borrowed. (To visit the Qfer’s original website, follow the link in the footer below.)

 

Want more help? Another perspective?

Several fanzine guides were published back in the day. The CRLL also owns copies of the Beauty and the Beast Buyers Guide, and in the letterzines and individual fan club newsletters (our “pipes” before the internet), you’ll find zine reviews and discussions.

We also have a notebook of original zine advertisements – flyers created to announce upcoming publications for sale – which provide quite a bit of content information. Paging through is sure to inspire a list of must-reads.

 

Thanks to the QFER, it’s easy

The Qfer – the Helpers’ Network Quality Fanzine Review is a monumental reference and your best companion while studying the Crystal Rose catalog of zines. Most of the CRLL’s zines are accompanied by notes  – used with grateful permission – provided by the creators of The Qfer detailing the zine’s editor, authors, artists, rating, season, story synopses and more.

Originally conceived by Nan Dibble in the early 90’s, The Qfer was first published on paper and offered review opinions and starred ratings. Later, Jackie N. (the admin of The Reading Chamber) and JoAnn B. edited, enhanced, and made that information available online. The custodians of The Qfer allowed the CRLL to incorporate their work into our catalog of zines. Since the launch of this site, with JoAnn’s and Aliset’s help, updates have been made to the data fields, and, in time, more information will be added to guide you through The Stacks.

The CRLL has the hardcopy Qfer guides on the shelves – and they, too, may be borrowed. (To visit the Qfer’s original website, follow the link in the footer below.)

 

Want more help? Another perspective?

Several fanzine guides were published back in the day. The CRLL also owns copies of the Beauty and the Beast Buyers Guide, and in the letterzines and individual fan club newsletters (our “pipes” before the internet), you’ll find zine reviews and discussions.

We also have a notebook of original zine advertisements – flyers created to announce upcoming publications for sale – which provide quite a bit of content information. Paging through is sure to inspire a list of must-reads.

 

~  THE STACKS  ~

YOUR LIBRARY ONLINE

 

The collection is arranged in a familiar online store. Follow the prompts to register or sign in to your account. Browse the zines, add five titles to your shopping cart, and proceed to check-out where you’ll receive payment instructions for either Paypal or snail-mailing a check.

 NOTE: The CRLL does not ask for any credit card information from you. Our Privacy Policy explains what information we require and retain.

 

HOW DO YOU GET THERE? 

You won’t need to pull any hidden levers.

 Just click on The Stacks in the navigation bar at the top of any page and you’ll be on your way.

COME BELOW TONIGHT

ALERT: The Stacks are undergoing a remodel and are unavailable right now. Soon, though!

Recent Acquisitions

2018 Conzine

With Love, All Things Are Possible

Arthur's Quest

by Ann R. Brown

Trial by Conception

by Sarah Hanrahan

Growing Our Collection

you can help

Our collection has grown by more than 200 titles since 2011, thanks to our very generous donors!  Let’s take a moment … right now … to thank them.

Still, there are zines we know of, but don’t yet own. Some zines on our shelves need replacing due to wear; some have gone missing. We need three copies of every title to insure against loss. Read through our Wishlist, and, if you have any of the desired titles, consider filling that gap. Your fandom family will be forever grateful.