Founded in 1976, Printed Matter, Inc. is the world’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to the dissemination, understanding and appreciation of artists’ books and related publications.
Printed Matter / St Marks is our second Printed Matter bookstore, opened in July 2018. The ground floor storefront is located in the heart of the East Village (on the corner of St Marks Place and 2nd Avenue) within the nonprofit arts institution Swiss Institute.
Printed Matter / St Marks aims to foster and grow Printed Matter’s community in the East Village, Chinatown, and the Lower East Side. Printed Matter focuses on books and programming that celebrate the history of avant garde art and countercultural publications in Lower Manhattan. They offer public events to the community which include book launches, readings, panel discussions, performances and monthly bookbinding workshops.
For more information on how to get involved, visit their website.