about the shop


online, Lump Gallery, Attic 506 & events

The Concern Newsstand has such a name because of a concern that the world is falling to distracted mindlessness and that we're all reading from physical, paper objects less and less.  A 'concern' is also the name of a 'business'.  The Chapel Hill / Carrboro, NC area no longer has m/any used book or magazine stores.  The Newsstand is offering this service to the community.  It is also a venue for local artists & artists from beyond to sell their printed materials & limited edition products. Housed in a gallery & among artist studios, it is a meeting spot & hang out place.

The curated focus is to expand one's mind in some way beyond the mundane via artist books, comics, art books, magazines, small press publishers, used books, vintage magazines & more. The curator & artist behind this project is Orvokki Crosby.

The online store allows for free domestic shipping & affordable international shipping. All orders & purchases come free with an artist poster, bookmarks &/or stickers.

The Concern has a long-term outpost at Lump Gallery (505 S. Blount Street, Raleigh, NC 27601) where materials can be browsed and purchases can be made during gallery hours (Thu- Sat, 12-6pm) AND a showroom/ reading room/ workshop at Attic 506 (506A W. Franklin Street), in Chapel Hill, open during events (second Fridays 6-9pm) & by appointment. Send a message through the website or via Instagram. Stay tuned via our blog, facebook & instagram pages to see the latest news and event-based participation.