Applications for LAABF have now closed.
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.
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.
We are currently reviewing all applications. 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. Submission of an application does not guarantee participation. Pricing for participation is tiered. Placement preference will be noted, but due to space limitations, exhibitors may be offered placement that differs from their stated preference.
Held at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in downtown Los Angeles over three days (plus Preview evening), 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.