Reading Frenzy ~ An Independent Press Emporium



Please check out our Shoppe. 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.


While we don't currently have any paid or volunteer positions open feel free to contact us (form on the right) including a letter explaining your interest/involvement in independent media/self-publishing and resume. 


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 minority or vulnerable populations -- especially those focussed 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, 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. books, 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, about 90 days from receipt. 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. Payment by check, PayPal or store credit is available.


As of March 2013 art shows are on an indefinite hiatus.


We host a handful of monthly literary events. Our in-store capacity is small -- around 50 -- but we can accommodate bigger events at other venues. If you're interested in setting up an event with us, please send us a copy of your publication, along with contact and tour info. We suggest booking two to three months in advance.

Reading frenzy interior illustration by aaron renier


If you'd like to get in contact with us, you have a few options, but before you do, 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! Specifically, please DO NOT contact us about the availability of back issues of Crap Hound. If it's available it's on the Trading Post. If it's not, you'll have to wait. If you want to be the first on your block to find out when a new issue is released, please sign up for the appropriate mailing list on our front page. 


Mailing Address:

3628 N. Mississippi Ave

Portland OR 97227

Winter Hours:

Monday through Saturday: 11am to 7pm

Sundays: 12pm-6pm


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