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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. In place of the scheduled 2020 LA Art Book Fair, we encourage you to explore the website and the 350+ exhibitor pages, as well as a variety of new programs uniquely formatted for online viewing.  Book Launches include a list of new publications planned to launch at the Fair and includes direct links to purchase from Fair exhibitors. The Classroom includes virtual conversations and artist-made videos that highlight new publications and projects. The Plaza Stage includes playlists and videos made by musicians who would have performed during the Fair weekend.

Printed Matter is committed to sharing the work of artists’ book publishers, artists, and organizations  in new, inventive ways. Check back regularly for new LAABF 2020 content on our website, as well as on Youtube, and on social media, at @printedmatter_artbookfairs, @printedmatterinc, & @printedmatter_stmarks.

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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