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The NY Art Book Fair returns this weekend to MoMA PS1. Join us tomorrow, Sept 19, 6–9 pm, for the first chance to check out NYABF 2019! The evening features special live performances by AfumaHairbone, and 2 Bridges DJs, presented by Blank Forms. Entry includes a limited edition eraser by artist Christine Sun Kim produced for the occasion.

Opening Night tickets are $20 (free for Printed Matter Members). Purchase in advance here or at the door.


This year's fair welcomes 369 exhibitors — including 135 international exhibitors from more than 30 countries — featuring small press publishers, artists, collectives, institutions, galleries, antiquarian booksellers, and distributors. Over the course of the weekend, the NYABF will serve as a meeting place for upwards of 35,000 artists, publishers and book enthusiasts, as well as a space for dialogue and exchange through a schedule of artist led programs, including discussions, performances, interactive workshops, book signings, and special projects.

Explore the full list of NYABF 2019 exhibitors


The Classroom is a series of informal lectures, readings, screenings and other activities by artists, writers, designers, and publishers. NYABF 2019 participants include: Iñaki BonillasLeidy ChurchmanAkwaeke EmeziTiona Nekkia McCloddenMichael Stipe, and Carmen Winant, among many others. Organized by David Senior, Head of the Library and Archives, SFMOMA. Full Classroom schedule here.

Exhibitor Projects are special publication-focused presentations by select fair exhibitors. This year’s projects include: a multi-generational survey of Graphzine, an underground artist publishing scene that emerged in France in the 1970s; expanded presentations of newly launched publications by Ryan GanderWarren Neidich, and Taryn Simon; and a workshop series presented with Endless Editions.

The Shannon Michael Cane Award is granted to four first-time NYABF exhibitors in the early stages of their careers. The 2019 winners are CandystoreDoran WalotThe Nice Magazine, and PHILE Magazine. The Shannon Michael Cane Award is made possible through the SMC Fund. 

Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference (CABC), features a full day of talks and conversations, taking place on Saturday, September 21 at Artbook Bookstore Event Space. Organized by art librarians and professionals in the field, sessions will cover a range of lively topics from artists, scholars, and other leading figures, with a keynote address by the artist Adam Pendleton.


Friendly Fire provides an important platform that brings together social justice organizations and politically-minded artist publishers 8-Ball CommunityGato Negro EdicionesHardworking Goodlooking, Visual AIDS, and World War 3 Illustrated, among others. Curated by Printed Matter’s Executive Director Max Schumann. 

The Plaza Stage showcases emerging talent alongside legendary artists, hosting performances by musicians, sound artists, poets, and performance artists. This year's programs are presented by Blank FormsPrinted Matter, Inc. with Noah KleinHeavy Trip, and Bunny Jr. Tapes.

Explore the full schedule of NYABF 2019 programs


Visit Printed Matter at our two NYABF booths throughout the fair weekend — The main booth features a selection of contemporary publications and editions (Lobby), while the antiquarian booth features rare and out of print books and posters (Booth L03).

In the Classroom 

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    MoMA PS1
    22-25 Jackson Avenue
    Long Island City, NY 11101


    Opening Night:
    Thursday, September 19, 6-9 pm
    Purchase Ticket here

    Public Hours
    Friday, September 20, 1 pm–7 pm
    Saturday, September 21, 11 am–8 pm
    Sunday, September 22, 11 am–7 pm


    Friday, September 20, 11 am–1 pm
    for students, press, and NYC cultural institution members. To attend, please register here.


    Sonel Breslav — Director of Fairs & Editions
    Emmy Catedral — Fairs & Editions Coordinator
    Sanjana Iyer — Fairs Assistant
    Thomas Conte — Head of Installation
    Kevin Devine — Head of Visitor Services
    Lillian Wilkie — Head of Exhibitor Services
    Noah Klein — Programs Production Coordinator
    Garrick Gott — Head of Design & Print Production
    John Tuite — Assistant Designer
    Vittoria Di Sabatino — Fair Intern

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