Fundraiser to bring Reading Frenzy's Chloe to London

Chloe Eudaly runs Reading Frenzy/ in Portland, Oregon, a legendary, amazing alternative bookstore that also publishes many fantastic zines and books, including Crap Hound. Her young son has cerebral palsy, which means that she has a hard time travelling due to the need to provide care for him.

Nevertheless, she plans on visiting London to host "a 'show and tell' style event about her work and Portland's cultural output." This means that she needs money to pay for her son's medical care.

A group of writers and zinesters are hosting a fundraiser for her at London Colonnade's Horse Hospital on September 24th, 12-5pm. The price of admission is a book or a bag of books. The organizers will sell off the donated books for £1 each. There's also a showing of Harold and Maude and Times Square. This is a good cause and looks like a day of good fun:

Please bring your books in bags, if possible divided up into fiction and non-fiction. This is your entrance fee. If you don't have books to bring you pay £1. You only need bring one book to get in free, but please bring as many as you can [omitting your 1993 Time Out restaurant guides and 1996 Writers' and Artists' Yearbooks please]. You will be able to come and go during the sale, so you can check back later on to see what else has come in, though we will be starting with some prime donations on sale. If you want to know the truth we have also been promised a very, very rare book, which will be auctioned at the start of the sale.


(Thanks, Iain!)