Reading Frenzy ~ An Independent Press Emporium

Cheese Tease!

August 28, 2007: Hey Cheese Lovers! Everybody's favortite punk rock cheesemonger has his own website and blog. Read it and weep -- Gordonzola's latest post is a report from the American Cheese Society Festival of Cheese on his top ten favorite cheeses from the festival, most of which mere mortals like you and I will never taste.

Hot for Teacher!

August 28, 2007: Ducky Doolittle emerged from behind the peepshow glass to find herself at the head of the class as one of America's most celebrated sex educators. Every year Ducky performs for thousands of individuals of every age, gender and sexual orientation around the country. She has 18 years experience in the field of human sexuality, including working as a peepshow girl in Times Square, a stripper, a burlesque dancer, a dominatrix, and a nudie magazine model.

Bitch Magazine is Seeking Submissions

August 14, 2007: Bitch is looking for submissions for future issues with themes of Lost & Found, Wired, Genesis, Loud, and Noir. See below for more detailed theme information. Query letters and finished drafts are both welcome.

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Happy 13th to Reading Frenzy!

August 05, 2007: Dear Readers,

As many of you know, we are gearing up for what's turning out to be a roughly annual fundraiser for Reading Frenzy. Last year's event featured Quasi, Viva Voce, and Scuffle & Dustcough at Holocene. This year's will be a big book and zine sale on September 1st, on the occasion of our Lucky 13th Anniversary!

If you appreciate our efforts, then please consider donating your used books, comics, zines and other printed material to the cause. If you're an author, editor and/or publisher and would like to pitch in a few new items (or hurts or overstocks), that's great too! Xtra-Fancy stuff will go up for auction. This is a small, relatively painless way, for a lot of folks to make a cumulatively big contribution towards keeping our good thing going. 

You can drop off your donations, any time during business hours (Mon-Sat: 11-7, Sun 12-6) or ship them to: Reading Frenzy, 921 SW Oak Street, Portland, OR 97205. We will be accepting donations through August 31st.

If you have any questions, please contact Please spread the word! Thanks in advance for your support!

Your Faithful Proprietress,


P.S. We are looking for:

  • Books, all subjects
  • Children's books
  • Comics and graphic novels
  • Zines, pamphlets, broadsides
  • Magazines, alternative/independent, vintage
  • Paper ephemera, posters, prints, mail art materials, rubber stamps
  • Reading accoutrements: magnifying glasses, reading glasses, book ends, book stands, bookmarks, pipes, slippers, footstools, small lamps
  • Blank journals

We are not looking for:

  • Outdated textbooks (unless they are vintage and illustrated)
  • Old encyclopedia sets (unless they are vintage, illustrated kid's sets)
  • Adult series westerns or romances
  • Most mainstream glossy magazines
  • Most newspapers and freebies
  • Original software users manuals