Reading Frenzy ~ An Independent Press Emporium

New Arrivals!

Linework NW Special Guest Art Show and Reception for Jim Woodring and Michael DeForge

Linework nw

Reading Frenzy is very excited to announce that we will be working in conjunction with Linework NW on their first annual comics and illustration festival happening this April! At our location, on NE Mississippi Ave, we will be hosting an opening reception for the convention as well as an art show for acclaimed illustrators, and special guests, Jim Woodring and Michael DeForge. Reception will be held on Friday the 11th of April from 6-9pm and the art show will continue through the end of the month. There will also be original works, prints, and merchandise from both artists in store for sale during the time of the convention.


Linework NW's goal is to focus attention on the creators who work in a variety of creative mediums that share so much in common. The primary location for the fest will be held at Norse Hall (NE 11th and Couch) on the Saturday of April the 12th and it is completely free and open to the public.


Mondays aren't all bad! New Arrivals in Store Now!

She Shreds and Tom Tom: Musical Inspiration and a Whole 'Lotta Bad Ass Women!

If you know any musical ladies, or if you are looking for inspiration yourself, your search for the perfect magazines has come to an epic conclusion! She Shreds and Tom Tom are the perfect companion for any mademoiselle who wields an axe, bass, or who can bang it out on a drum kit. Both of these publications feature interviews, record reviews, cool articles about lady musicians and sheet music to follow. Even for those of us who are not musically gifted, like yours truly, these issues make for fantastic reads. Moreover, the photography contained within each is stunning and powerful

We are carrying the most recent issues of each (as well as the third back issue of She Shreds) so, come on down and get it!

Shanna Matuszak

Frenzy Devotee 

A Launch, and A Re-Launch

Hello fellow devotees! Have you been coming to check out the events hosted in our new location on N. Mississippi? If not, you are most certainly missing out! This past Thursday was our first Print Fancy since reopening.  Some of our favorite local comic and zine makers entertained a packed store with readings from their handmade works. If you did not make it down, fear not! We will definitely be scheduling more Print Fancies in the future. In the meantime, we have a bunch of events on the horizon happening soon!

Thursday, Feb. 27th at 7:00pm:  We are so proud to host the I AM NOT A POET launch party this upcoming week! From Street Roots, Portland's largest, non-profit newspaper supporting social advocacy, I Am Not a Poet offers a view at a life often overlooked. This anthology, 15 years in the making, is a collection of poetry from the perspective from people experiencing homelessness and poverty in Portland.  Please join us at our new location for the launch of this book. 

Sunday, March 2nd at 4:00pm: Hip Mama and Rad Dad are making their much anticipated return! Join us in store for reading, a chance to mix and mingle, and Q&A with the Raddest Dad of them all, Thomas Moniz! We already have the newest issue of Hip Mama on our shelves, so if you feel as though you cannot wait until the re-launch party, come and get it! 

These two happenings are only a sample of what we have coming up. Check back weekly for updates, more info, and new events.

Shanna Matuszak
Frenzy Devotee