2nd birthday zine fair!

As part of Coin-Operated Press’ 2nd Birthday celebrations, we held a tiny zine-fair at Blunt Knife Co. in Edinburgh. Marion and Emma, who run the shop on Thistle Street have always been such wonderful supporters of us that we couldn’t think of a better place to hold our first ever in-person zine fair. And the […]

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Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th of May was the Edinburgh Zine Festival, run by Edinburgh Zine Library. We were initially invited to be part of the Saturday shenanigans, but were delighted when we were asked to host a table on both days! Loading up my suitcase with as many zines, badges, stickers, and plectrums as […]


Creative Scotland Inclusion Fund!

We are beyond thrilled to announce that we have been awarded the Creative Scotland Inclusion fund for 2022. During the pandemic, and beyond, it became clear that we needed to offer a comfortable space where people could come and hang out, make art, relax, and spend time in their community – and we are glad […]

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We have done a massive print-run of some of your favourites! Unapologetic Feminism Earth Day Depression Walks And our just-launched We Are Chronically Iconic All these and more are available in the Coin-Op Shop now! https://coinoperatedpress.bigcartel.com/ The first edition of these titles sold out in only a few hours last time, so be sure to […]


Edinburgh Zine Fest 2022

We are so delighted to announce that we will be tabling at Edinburgh Zine Fest 2022 at the Fruitmarket Warehouse with Edinburgh Zine Library! We can’t wait to see all of your wonderful faces. But do remember this is a covid-safe event! Some attendees and exhibitors are vulnerable, so don’t forget to mask up. Where: […]

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LGBT History Month workshop

We are so excited to be hosting a special workshop for LGBT History Month! In this workshop, you will be creating an 8-page mini-zine folded from one sheet of paper to take home at the end! We will provide all of the materials you will need to create your zine pages, but please feel free […]

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A Dresden Dolls Fanzine

PUNK CABARET IS FREEDOM! Our Dresden Dolls Fanzine is now up on the Coin-Op Shop Katie and Chloe both met through the original Shadowbox and as a nod to our punk-cabaret friendship roots we named our zine shenanigans Coin-Operated Press. So in celebration of our namesake, we have created this zine about our love for […]

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