Shoppe ~ Reading Frenzy Print Series

A selection of hand-picked gems from our downtown Portland store. Minimum order of $8.

Reading Frenzy! Print by Carson Ellis cover

Reading Frenzy! Print by Carson Ellis

By Carson Ellis

archival pigment print on cotton rag paper, 17"x22", signed, edition of 250

We are very pleased to introduce the first work in a series of reading inspired images commissioned by and exclusively sold at Reading Frenzy! Our first artist, Carson Ellis, happens to be one of our all time favorites. Aptly entitled, Reading Frenzy, what makes this image extra special is that Carson and her son Hank are regulars at Reading Frenzy and a number of the books in the piece came from the shop.

Carson Ellis was born in 1975 in Vancouver, Canada. She was raised in suburban New York and attended the University of Montana in Missoula, where she earned a BFA in Painting in 1998. These days she divides her creative efforts between children's book illustration, artwork for the Decemberists, and, once in a great while, fine art for exhibiting. Carson lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband Colin, their son Hank, and their cat Albert.

Expertly printed by Harlan Mahaffy, this generously sized, and affordably priced print is suitable for framing and will last for generations. This 17"x22" edition is limited to 250. Edition disclosure: We will be issuing a limited run of 8"x10" prints that will only be available as a premium through our 500 Friends of Reading Frenzy membership program and will not be offered for sale. We will also be using this image with added text for a book bag.


Steady cover


By Nikki McClure

17"x17.5", silk screened, signed, numbered, edition of 250

Print number three in our Reading Frenzy print series! Steady is the perfect celebration of summer reading by Olympia based paper cut artist Nikki McClure!

Nikki McClure of Olympia, Washington is known for her painstakingly intricate and beautiful paper cuts. Armed with an X-acto knife, she cuts out her images from a single sheet of paper and creates a bold language that translates the complex poetry of motherhood, nature, and activism into a simple and endearing picture.


Summer Reading Print by Lisa Brown cover

Summer Reading Print by Lisa Brown

By Lisa Brown

17"x22", 2-color silkscreen, edition of 250, signed and numbered by artist.

SHIPPING JULY 14TH! We're pleased to present the 5th release in our Reading Frenzy print series! This time around we asked one of our favorite children's book writer/illustrators, Lisa Brown, to create an original piece of work and she whipped up this lovely image perfect for the precocious reader, writer, book lover, parent, teacher, librarian, and/or whale lover in your life!

Lisa Brown is the bestselling author and/or illustrator of a growing number of books for children, teens and new parents, including How to Be, The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming, and Baby Mix Me a Drink. She sporadically draws the 3 Panel Book Review cartoon for the book section of the San Francisco Chronicle. Lisa lives in San Francisco, California with her son and her husband, who is rumored to be Lemony Snicket.

This two-color silkscreen print will be prodcuced at Portland's Seizure Palace just in time for ICON -- an illustration conference being held in Portland this July. Prints are limited to an edition of 250 and signed and numbered by the artist. 

Shipping included for domestic orders. International orders will require additional payment for shipping.