We’re excited for the second annual LA Art Book Fair, the west coast companion of Printed Matter’s NY Art Book Fair.  For the fair, we’ll be presenting rare and out-of-print books on art, design, architecture along with artists’ books and an extensive collection of artists’ ephemera from the New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver, BC gallery and art scenes of the 1960s and 70s, primarily relating to the fields of pop,
minimalist, conceptual and land art, and including exhibition documents, posters, mail art, flyers and announcements. We hope to see you in LA!

LA Fair


View of the 2013 fair, photo courtesy of Desilu Munoz

Happy New Year!  Join us for our Winter 20% Off All Books + Objects Sale.  Three days only: Wednesday to Friday, January 8, 9 & 10.


Visit us at the Publication Fair, Sunday Dec. 15 from Noon-6pm at the Cleaner’s at the Ace Hotel (Portland).  This is a great gathering of bookstores, publishers, printers and more.  (The store will be open regular hours as well).  


Join us at the Give Good Gift Holiday Pop-up with a great line-up of local vendors and makers.  Friday, December 6 from 6-10pm / Saturday, December 7 from 10am-3pm at Union Pine, 525 SE Pine Street – Portland.

Give Good Gift 2013

Letterpress Fair


Visit us at the Portland Letterpress Printer’s Fair
Saturday, October 12
Noon-7pm / Free
at the Oregon Rail Heritage Foundation
2250 SE Water Avenue, Portland
Hosted by Em Space Book Arts Center


Join us for the Portland release of the new book Mark Dirt: Mark Morrisroe on October 10 with Ramsey McPhillips.  The event will also include a one-night-only exhibit of Morrisroe original artworks and ephemera from McPhillips’ collection that have never been shown before in Portland. 

Mark Dirt: Mark Morrisroe Book Release, Exhibit and Signing

with Ramsey McPhillips

including a one-night exhibit of Morrisroe artworks

Thursday, October 10

6-9pm / Free

at Monograph Bookwerks

Mark Dirt cover Mark Dirt image

Mark Morrisroe 4

The photographs of Mark Morrisroe (1959–1989) are steeped in fragility, both as material objects scored and pockmarked by the vicissitudes of time, and as forlorn commemorations of brief moments in all too brief lives. In this sense, the photographs are also objects of ephemera, of a piece with Morrisroe’s equally fragile magazines, collages and drawings, which this volume compiles for the first time. Containing much previously unpublished work, Mark Dirt includes spreads from Morrisroe’s punk zine Dirt (“he sort of invented the Boston punk scene,” Jack Pierson later recalled of his former lover), as well as correspondence and notes by the artist, sketches and even his last will and testament. All of these documents have been assembled by Morrisroe’s former partner Ramsey McPhillips, and represent the most complete survey of the artist’s non-photographic works.

We’ll be exhibiting at the New York Art Book Fair, September 19-22 at MoMA PS1.  Stop by and say hello!

NYABF 2013


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