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LAABF 2019

Photo by Casey Winkelman

Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair 2019

All Ages

Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair (LAABF) returns to The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in 2019. This year’s Fair welcomes 390 exhibitors from more than 30 countries, featuring small press publishers, artists, collectives, institutions, galleries, antiquarian booksellers, and distributors, including the participation of nearly 100 first-time exhibitors. As always, the fair will be free and open to the public.

Over the course of the Fair weekend, the LAABF will bring together upward of 35,000 visitors from the broader LA community and beyond, serving as a meeting place for artists, publishers and book enthusiasts, as well as a space for dialogue and exchange around all facets of arts publishing. The 2019 edition of the Fair will offer a packed schedule of artist-led programs, including discussions, performances, interactive workshops, book signings, and special projects, offering a dynamic view into contemporary and historical artists’ publishing.

Public Hours: 
Thursday, April 11, 6–9 pm (ticketed) 

Free Public Fair Hours:  
Friday, April 12, 1 –7 pm  
Saturday, April 13, 11 am–7 pm  
Sunday, April 14, 11 am–6 pm

For more information on the 2019 LA Art Book Fair, including the full list of programs and fair exhibitors, please visit

MOCA members get special access at LAABF—including complimentary admission to Thursday's Opening Night, discounts at MOCA Store, and a chance to win a limited edition Catherine Opie photograph or MOCA exhibition catalogues if you visit MOCA's booth (#G8). Become a MOCA member and join in on the fun! If you join at the Curators Circle level or above, you will receive a special limited edition photograph by Catherine Opie (limited to the first 100 people).

To become a MOCA member, please contact the membership department at 213/621-1794 or