Rock Paper Scissors Collective
A community arts space

The time has come. The Fact’s the Fact. It belongs to us. Let’s Take it Back! After over a decade in our space and so many community building actions and lessons, we’re moving to a SECRET LOCATION! TBA soon. It’s all very exciting, and sad, and all of those emotions. COME HELP US PACK AND […]

Eleven years ago, downtown Oakland was home to mom and pop shops, socio-economically diverse, occasionally dangerous; a sometimes eccentric, sometimes wonderful, and always dynamic community. A group of artists, crafters, organizers and makers found a vacant little storefront among a sea of vacancies. With a little volunteer elbow-grease and fundraising effort, the Rock Paper Scissors […]

Categories: Events, Zine Library | Comments Off on 7/28: Zine Reading Rager

July 28, 2015 – July 28, 2015 6:30 – 9:00 pm 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: From the untamed literary hinterlands of the Zine Kingdom strides forth a reading, indomitable of will and steely of purpose. A reading, hewn from the soft rock of the Bay, to celebrate the mutants and […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors, In the Gallery, Zine Library | Comments Off on First Friday: Breathe Easy 4

Rock Paper Scissors Collective is proud to showcase the streets on our wall. Endless Canvas curates the 4th Annual Breathe Easy Show…. Featuring many people who are new and old from the street…… and artists from the modern and lowbrow styles. This year we are featuring many artist we haven’t featured before…. Ceaver Logo Daz […]

Categories: Events, Zine Library | Comments Off on 6/23: Zine Reading Rager

June 23, 2015 – June 23, 2015 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Map and Directions | Register Description: From the untamed literary hinterlands of the Zine Kingdom strides forth a reading, indomitable of will and steely of purpose. A reading, hewn from the soft rock of the Bay, to celebrate the mutants and the misfits, […]

Categories: Events, Zine Library | Comments Off on 6/14: Zine Committee Meeting

June 14, 2015 – June 14, 2015 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Want to help support Rock Paper Scissors, but can’t commit to a regular retail shift? Love zines, those scrappy little collections of words, art, and personality? Come join the zine committee! The zine committee […]

Categories: Events, Zine Library | Comments Off on 5/26: Zine Reading Rager

May 26, 2015 – May 26, 2015 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: From the untamed literary hinterlands of the Zine Kingdom strides forth a reading, indomitable of will and steely of purpose. A reading, hewn from the soft rock of the Bay, to celebrate the mutants […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Zine Library | Comments Off on 4/16: LACUNA Presents: Pulling Print Off Shelves

April 16, 2015 – April 16, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Lacuna and Rock Paper Scissors Collective are hosting a Zine Panel + Spontaneous Reading! PART ONE: Zine Panel Featuring… renowned zine-creators and curators V. VALE (creator of RE/Search and Search and Destroy) JOHN MARR (creator of Murder Can Be […]

Categories: Members, Volunteer, Zine Library | Comments Off on 4/12: Zine Committee Meeting

April 12, 2015 – April 12, 2015 1:00p – 2:00p 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Love zines? Love RPS? Want to make, share, organize, collect, or sell those weird little books? Comrade, have we got a sweet opportunity for you. Join the committee and steer the glorious ship of zines to a […]

Categories: Events, Zine Library | Comments Off on 3/24: Reading Rager

March 24, 2015 – March 24, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Make Tuesday better: join us and rage out! Reading Rager: a new, monthly event for the zine-making, zine-reading & zine-curious community. We’ll have musical performances, zine readings, and other loveable things. Plus, there is an art gallery, huge zine […]

Categories: Events, Zine Library | Comments Off on 2/21: Zine Committee Meeting & Cataloging Party

February 21, 2015 – February 21, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Love those little DIY books and magazines? Want to seize the reins of one of the biggest zine collections on the West Coast? Just want to hang out and read about milk crates of the world or sick skateboard […]

Categories: Events, Zine Library | Comments Off on Zine Cataloging Party!

January 31, 2015 – January 31, 2015 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Come read zines and hang out! Y’know, just chill, whatever. Rock Paper Scissors has over 2,500 zines in its kickass library (which the East Bay Express called “the best place to grow your zine collection” last year, thank you […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Friends & Neighbors, In the Gallery, In the News, Members, Volunteer, Zine Library | Comments Off on 6th Annual Vegan Cupcake BakeOff

Come show us how SWEET you really are! Join Rock Paper Scissors Collective and AMAZING cupcakers for our 6th Annual (WHOA that’s right) Vegan Cupcake BakeOff. You be the judge and try all the fantastic original recipes. Do some crafty cupcake’n activities, pick up a zine of the recipes, & most importantly decide who gets the title […]

Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Zine Library | Comments Off on East Bay Alternative Book and ZineFest EBABZ 2013!

Are you kidding me? This is going to be amazing! Come out and see all the amazing indie published books and zines as well as what is sure to be epic-SISTER SPIT and so many more amazing presenters! FREE FREE FREE At Berkeley City College December 7th!

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Categories: Community Collaborations, Events, Zine Library | Comments Off on EBABZ (say it like e-babes) Fest

Get involved in the upcoming East Bay Alternative Book and Zine Fest! Workshops! Speakers! Dance party! In 2010, two Bay Area writers/zinesters decided it was time the East Bay had its own indie media celebration modeled on the amazing work people were doing in San Francisco and Portland. Tomas Moniz and MK Chavez organized the […]

Categories: Events, Zine Library | Comments Off on Zine Reading! >>FEB 26th<< Cindy Crabb of Doris

Sunday February 26, 2012 – Sunday February 26, 2012 2278 Telegraph Ave Map and Directions | Register Description: Cindy Crabb author of amazing fantastic long running and well loved zine DORIS will be doing a reading from her latest anthology ‘Encyclopedia of Doris’ at Rock Paper Scissors 5-6pm. Free and open to all,  also there […]

Categories: Events, Zine Library | Comments Off on Comix Reading
Categories: Events, Zine Library | Comments Off on Zine Reading at RPSC!

Rock Paper Scissors is hosting a night of zine reading on Thursday, February 24th from 7-8:30 Featuring works from some of our favorite zinesters Rad Dad, Tomas Moniz I Hate My Job, Mike Bahl A Sorry Book, Emily Heller Projector Magazine, Chris Kerr Willow Horne And more TBA! Come check it out!

Categories: Events, Zine Library | Comments Off on RPS Zine Library is coming to the Berkeley Art Museum!

Friday November 13, 2009,   7 to 9pm Come check out the opening!  Ari Marcopoulos and Paul Schiek will be there and there will be a book signing for SHOOT, the tome tracing the point and shoot revolution edited by Ken Miller. Don’t worry if you can’t make it – it’ll be around till the […]

Categories: Events, Zine Library | Comments Off on Berkeley Art Museum films the zine workshop

The BAM folks came by today to take some footage of the Zine Workshop.   Go Zine Library crew!

Categories: Zine Library | Comments Off on Zine & Comix Library has it’s own blog!

Romy, one of our awesome hardcore Zine Librarians has set us up with an awesome wordpress blog of our very own. Check it our here for our Library events, reviews of zines in our massive collection, and interviews with local zine-scenesters! CLICK HERE to go to the library blog.

Categories: Events, Zine Library | Comments Off on Did you get your picture taken at RPS?

So this past First Friday we worked on a zine and snapped a lot of portraits of everyone who came by and wanted one. Here they are! Check em.