about the shop
online, event-based pop ups & at Lump Gallery
The Concern Newsstand is called 'The Concern' for a few reasons. It is concerned that humanity is falling to the traps of smartphones and that people are 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 any used book or magazine stores, for instance. The Newsstand is offering this service to the community, a reminder to read something other than the internet. It is also a venue for local artists & artists from beyond to sell their printed materials & limited edition products.
The online store includes a variety of magazines, zines, artist books, clothing & more. New & used literature is for sale both online & in person. The curated focus is perhaps to expand one's mind in some way beyond the norm.
The Concern Newsstand can be seen at (Chapel Hill/ Durham/ Raleigh area) zine fairs, markets, openings & other local events. 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). Stay tuned via our blog, facebook & instagram pages to see the latest news.