Reading Frenzy ~ An Independent Press Emporium



Please check out our Shop. The only items currently available for mail order are listed there. We do not conduct mail order by phone, so please e-mail us with any questions.


Reading Frenzy is not currently hiring. We occasionally have volunteer/internship positions open up. These positions can include counter shifts, events and outreach, marketing/pr, writing and graphic design. We're especially happy to work with students to create internships for school credit. Please send a resume along with a cover letter including a letter explaining your interest and/or involvement in independent publishing to info(at)readingfrenzy(dot)com.


We love and support our community but we get more requests for donations than we can fulfill on an annual basis! We are most interested in supporting non-profit organizations that serve marginalized and underserved populations -- especially those focus on recreation, arts, culture, music, creative self-expression, literature, and literacy -- as well as public schools in N/NE neighborhoods. We will consider organizations that don't fit our basic criteria on a case by case basis. Bonus points if your organization or program is accessible by and inclusive of individuals with disabilities and provides scholarships for low-income individuals/families (if there is cost involved). 


Reading Frenzy takes any locally self-published magazine, zine, journal, chapbook, book or mini-comic (that the law allows!) on a consignment basis. Drop off your titles anytime during regular business hours (not during events) with 5-10 copies of your title. All other items, i.e. t-shirts, posters, cards, etc. are handpicked for the shop. Please provide a line sheet or catalog with images, descriptions, and pricing for consideration. Please do not leave samples you want back. Due to the volume of inquiries we receive we only follow up on items we're interested in carrying.

If you're not local, please send a sample copy or catalog. Make sure and include contact info, cover price and any distributors you use. If we think your title is a good fit and it is not available through a distributor we work with, we will contact you to place an order. Due to the volume of inquiries we receive we only follow up on titles we're interested in carrying.

Our consignment terms are standard: we pay 60% of the cover price. Titles are stocked for approximately 3 months. Payments and/or returns are ready for pick up on or around the 15th of the month following the end of your 90 day consignment period. 


Art shows are on hold through November 2016! We have a small, dedicated gallery space (121 sq. ft.) for our monthly art shows! Our exhibits are focussed on comic art, illustration, graphic design, typography, paper craft, book arts, and the occasional oddball collection. We're looking for exhibits with strong themes that we can draw from and explore in the bookshop (for example: mail art, divination, war). Shows are booked six months (or more) in advance. If you're interested in exhibiting here, please send a proposal, resume, and up to six images to info(at)readingfrenzy(dot)com.


Reading Frenzy hosts several art and literary events every month! Our in-store capacity is small -- around 50 -- but we can accommodate bigger events at other venues, both mid-size and large. If you're interested in setting up an event with us, please email us at info(at)readingfrenzy(dot)com with info on the author and book, as well as desired dates at least 6 weeks in advance (ideally 8-12 weeks). 

Reading frenzy interior illustration by aaron renier


Before contacting us please check out our FAQ to the left, maybe we've already answered your question. There are only so many hours in the day, and frankly there are not enough of them to answer every query we receive. So please, read up before you write us! 


Mailing Address:

3628 N. Mississippi Ave

Portland OR 97227


(971) 271-8044


Monday through Saturday: 11am to 7pm

Sunday: 12pm-5pm


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