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ART BOOK FAIRS



March 18, 2020

Printed Matter Art Book Fairs are among the leading international gatherings for the distribution of artists’ books, celebrating the full breadth of the art publishing community. The scheduled 2020 LA Art Book Fair programs included free conversations, workshops, music performances, and other artist-led programs.

We encourage you to explore the website and the 350+ exhibitor pages, which will be regularly updated to include: direct purchase links for new artists' books meant to launch at the Fair, additional content related to The Classroom programming, the Plaza Stage lineup, and many more new and interactive elements.

Printed Matter is committed to continuing our support of artists’ book publishers by promoting new titles and media on this website, as well as on @printedmatter_artbookfairs, @printedmatterinc, & @printedmatter_stmarks.  



︎ Click here to enter the 2020 LA Art Book Fair site. 



March 11, 2020

Dear Printed Matter Community,

We are deeply saddened to announce the cancellation of the 2020 LA Art Book Fair scheduled to take place at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA on April 3-5, 2020. We have been closely monitoring the escalating spread of coronavirus COVID-19 outbreaks in California and globally, and in light of recent news and advisories, it will not be feasible to stage the Fair in a way in which everyone's safety can be assured.


Our annual LA Art Book Fair is both a celebration and a critical platform for artists' books and publishing activity from across the globe. We are grateful for the understanding of our participating artists and publishers, and want to acknowledge the time and effort they have dedicated to developing creative publishing projects for the Fair. We encourage everyone to continue to support their work.

We extend our gratitude to our host MOCA for their support, and we also thank our Fair Partners and the many dedicated individuals and vendors who have worked tirelessly toward the production of the 2020 LA Art Book Fair.

The decision to cancel this year's edition of the Fair is an incredibly difficult one, but the health and wellness of our exhibitors and of the public is our main priority. We look forward to a spectacular return to Los Angeles in 2021.

If you have any questions, please contact laartbookfair@printedmatter.org