Printed Matter is located in the heart of the busy Chelsea art district, surrounded by hundreds of galleries, arts organizations, and fellow arts non-profits. With well over 100,000 visitors annually, the active street-level storefront offers a glimpse into the thriving state of contemporary artists’ publishing, featuring artists’ books, zines, posters, prints, multiples, audio works and a broad selection of out-of-print material. In addition to being packed full of unique publications, we host an array of programs and events on a regular basis. From rotating exhibitions and window installations to events such as book launches, talks and performances, there’s always something going on at Printed Matter. The shop also holds the non-profit offices where our small staff works on various services in support of book artists and can always help you find what you’re looking for. Printed Matter is fully wheelchair accessible. We have two lifts in the store, one for the front steps and one to access the mezzanine.
We are constantly checking in material, and have several hundred new titles available each month. So, visit often and see what new titles we have in stock!