Friday, September 30, 2011

Introducing Chloe Eudaly!

Since this year's theme is words and pictures, we needed a guest who knows something about both. Our search led us to Chloe Eudaly, a bookseller, publisher, writer, self-publishing educator and print devotee. She is the owner of Portland's legendary store, Reading Frenzy--a small, specialty bookshop/gallery/event space in Portland, Oregon. Founded in 1994, Reading Frenzy is an independent press emporium devoted to supporting independent/alternative media and culture.

In 2004 Eudaly launched a small publishing venture, Show & Tell Press, and has been publishing Crap Hound for her friend Sean Tejaratchi ever since. She also co-founded the Independent Publishing Resource Center (IPRC), a studio and workshop space, in the late 1990s, in response to the enthusiasm and interest her customers had for zines and self-publishing. This unique organization maintains the largest small press lending library in North America, as well as an art gallery, computer lab, production room, and letterpress print shop.

While at NOTSTOCK, Chloe will lead two zine workshops from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on October 6 & 7 in the Student Center Conference Center. She will also give the presentation, Print(ed) Matters at 7 p.m. on October 6 in the Student Center Conference Center followed by a reception. She will discuss the pros and cons of print vs. electronic media, how the death of print has been over hyped, and how changes in the publishing industry as well as increased access to the means of production is helping spur a new wave of small and self-publishers.

Check out this great article about Reading Frenzy. Also check out Reading Frenzy's print series, issues of Crap Hound, as well as other items in the shoppe. And make sure you get to NOTSTOCK to meet Chloe and check out some zines and other printed materials she will have on hand.

Chloe Eudaly outside Reading Frenzy in Portland, Oregon

Cover of Crap Hound #4: Clown, Devils, & Bait by Sean Tejaratchi

Reading Frenzy! print by Carson Ellis

Doris: An Anthology 1991-2001 by Cindy Crabb--An anthology of one of the first and best personal zines.

A Few of Our Favorite Zines art print by Kate Bingaman Burt

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