Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair (LAABF), initiated in 2013, is the companion fair to the NY Art Book Fair. The two fairs are the leading international gatherings for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community.

Applications for LAABF have now closed, and application review is currently in progress. Each year, Printed Matter receives nearly 1,000 applications for its LA Art Book Fair. Due to this high volume of submissions, exhibitors will be notified on a rolling basis regarding the status of their application. The full list of participating exhibitors as well as programs, will be announced mid-March, 2019.

Held at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in downtown Los Angeles over three days (plus Opening Night), LAABF 2019 will welcome hundreds of exhibitors from around the world, including a broad range of artists and collectives, small presses, institutions, galleries, antiquarian booksellers, and distributors. With a commitment to diversity and representation, the event will serve as a meeting place for an extended community of publishers and book enthusiasts, as well as a site for dialog and exchange around all facets of arts publishing.

Event informations

Printed Matter’s 2019 LA Art Book Fair (LAABF), takes place on April 12–April 14, 2019 (Opening Night April 11), at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in Los Angeles, California.