Printed Matter was founded when a small group of art workers came together with a vision to bring a new form called “artists’ books” out into the world and into the fabric of everyday life—or as co-founder Lucy Lippard put it, “ensconced in supermarkets, drugstores and airports.”

Today, forty years later, we like to think that in many ways this vision is being realized. We carry publications by 5,000 artists, distribute 40,000 publications and related material annually, and each year over 150,000 visitors come to discover and explore artists’ books at our storefront and at our NY and LA Art Book Fairs. We’re proud to be a part of the broad and vibrant community that now makes up the field of artists’ books.

Please join us in celebrating our 40th anniversary by joining as a Member. Your support will help kick off the next 40 years in our new space on 11th Avenue.

Members receive a 10% discount on most purchases in-store and online, discounted entry to the NY and LA Art Book Fair previews, special promotions, and invitations to Members-only events. Members at the Friend level or above also receive an an exclusive 40th anniversary tote bag that replicates Louise Lawler’s 1986 design for Printed Matter’s last comprehensive mail-order catalog and a book or edition with a special connection to our history (listed below). We are also offering joint benefits with cultural partners like the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop, NADA, and Artforum.*

New Spring Membership Premiums

Seasonal Members-only sales with deep discounts of up to 40% (A Spring Members-only sale is scheduled May 16-22).

A new Members Newsletter, including upcoming Members-only events, thematic essays, curated reading lists correlating to Printed Matter's in-store programming, and more.

10% discount on year-long subscription to Artforum.

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*Printed Matter Members receive 10% off classes and workshops at the EFA Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop; 50% off admission to NADA Miami Beach and NADA New York; 10% off purchases from NADA’s online and physical shop; and a standing 10% discount on a year-long subscription of Artforum, which includes their literary review Bookforum at no additional charge.


$60 / $25 tax deductible

Receive a 10% discount on your purchases for one year plus PM TOTE BAG and PM PUBLICATION.

The Guerrilla Art Action Group, 1969-1976, a reprint of primary documents issued by the seminal artist activist group.


$100 / $45 tax deductible

Receive a 10% discount on your purchases for one year plus PM TOTE BAG and PREMIUM ARTIST BOOK.

A Book About Colab, tracing the activities of the indefatigable Collaborative Projects, an artist group active in downtown New York from the late 1970s through the mid-1980s.


$250 / $140 tax deductible

Receive a 10% discount on your purchases for one year plus PM TOTE BAG and PM FUNDRAISING EDITION.

Doesn’t Everyone Make Mistakes in September?, a white silkscreen print of a 1976 postcard on black museum board by the pioneering feminist artist Dorothy Iannone. Signed by Iannone.


$500/ $315 tax deductible

Receive a 10% discount on your purchases for one year plus PM TOTE BAG and PREMIUM PM FUNDRAISING EDITION.

Bookplate (Ex Libris) by Nancy Spero. 250 plates in an archival document box, including one signed and numbered. Edition of 100.

Book Circle

$1000 / $750 tax deductible

Receive a selection of hand-picked artists’ publications three times over the next year through this special subscription service. Includes signed, vintage, and out of print selections, new Printed Matter titles, and other artists’ book favorites.


$2000 / $990 tax deductible

Receive a 10% discount on your purchases for one year plus PM TOTE BAG and PREMIUM PM FUNDRAISING EDITION.

AA Bronson’s The Call of the Wild and Self Disclosures, a pair of digital-pigment prints that reflect on masculinity, nature, and literary history. Also receive a deluxe edition of Lawrence Weiner’s Wild Blue Yonder, an embossed silk folio containing the book and DVD in a signed and numbered edition of 100.

Student Memberships ($35) are also available for purchase in-store with a valid student ID. Student Members receive a Paper Rad lenticular edition, plus all membership benefits.

For contributions above the Benefactor level, please contact Krista Manrique, Development Manager, at or 212-925-0325.

All premiums and discounts are for one year only.

Membership covers domestic shipping for premiums only.