LA Art Book Fair 2023

August 10 - 13, 2023

Printed Matter’s 2023 LA Art Book Fair

August 10–13, 2023
The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

Printed Matter is thrilled to announce the 2023 LA Art Book Fair! The seventh edition of LAABF will take place August 10–13, 2023, at The Geffen Contemporary at MOCA in the Little Tokyo neighborhood of downtown Los Angeles.

Following the momentous return of the 2022 NY Art Book Fair this past Fall, we are excited to reunite once again around artists’ books on the West Coast—the first time back since LAABF 2019. Initiated in 2013, the LA Art Book Fair is a celebration and international gathering for artists’ book publishers to distribute their work, connect with broad audiences, and nurture new and longstanding relationships.

LAABF 2023 will feature a broad range of artists and collectives, small presses, institutions, galleries, antiquarian booksellers, and distributors. The Fair will also present a full calendar of book launches, discussions, performances, and special projects that highlight interdisciplinary artists’ publishing practices.

Exhibitor applications are now open through Monday, March 13, 11:59pm EST.

Apply here!

Applicants are encouraged to emphasize new work and/or inventory and share generous responses about their interest in participating, including proposals for programs and public engagement. In reviewing applications, we will consider a variety of factors in order to expand representation, with a focus on identity, geography, scale of publishing operations, and the welcoming of first-time exhibitors. LAABF 2023 will prioritize applications from the West Coast, Latin America, and Asia-Pacific, as well as applicants who didn’t participate in NYABF 2022.

This year’s Fair resumes the Shannon Michael Cane Award for four first-time exhibitors in the early stages of their publishing practice, as well as the Volume Grant, which supports the participation of four BIPOC artists and publishers.

To learn more about participating in the LA Art Book Fair— including table fees, qualifications, and funding opportunities—please see the Fair application or visit the FAQ.

Stay tuned for more details. We hope you’ll mark your calendars and join us this summer in Los Angeles!