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NY ART BOOK FAIR 2019
SEPTEMBER 20–22, 2019


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Opening Night: September 19 
MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Ave
Long Island City, NY 11101


September 20–22, 2019
Opening Night: September 19

MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Long Island City, NY 11101



September 20 — 22, 2019

THE CLASSROOM


The Classroom presents informal lectures, readings, screenings, and other activities by artists, writers, designers, and publishers. The program series highlights exciting new releases and fosters dialogue around important themes within contemporary art publishing and the broader community. Organized by David Senior, Head of Library and Archives, SFMOMA.

CL = The Classroom, located on the 2nd floor
CLT = The Classroom in the Basement Theater


CLT
11:30 am—1:00 pm

The Image of Whiteness: Contemporary Photography and Racialization, with Claudia Rankine, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, Sutapa Biswas, and Daniel C. Blight

                Drawing on themes in the recently published The Image of Whiteness: Contemporary Photography and Racialization (SPBH Editions, 2019), Daniel C. Blight, Sutapa Biswas, Claudia Rankine, and Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa present and discuss the violent invention of whiteness—its political, cultural, and visual life, as well as the important work photographers are doing to subvert and critique its hegemony in the present day. Presented by SPBH.
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CL
12:00–1:00 pm

Quimby's, with Steven Svymbersky

                Quimby's Bookstore founder, Steven Svymbersky, will present a talk and slideshow about the growth of the zine community from 1985–1995.  The talk will focus on how punk/DIY culture, Factsheet Five, and easy access to xerographic reproduction inspired him to make zines and eventually open the original Quimby's Bookstore in Chicago in 1991. 
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CL
1:00—2:00 pm

The Autobio Comics of David Heatley, with David Heatley

                Artist David Heatley discusses his new graphic novel Qualification, about his family’s experience with 12-step programs, and book-length comic zine Amy.  Heatley discusses the challenges and risks of putting your life on the page, and the real life repercussions of the work. Presented by Desert Island.
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CLT
1:00—2:30 pm

Seehearing the Enlightened Failure, Cecilia Vicuña’s artistic practice, with Carla María Macchiavello 

           Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) presents a talk on the publication, Cecilia Vicuña: Seehearing the Enlightened Failure, published in conjunction with the artist’s retrospective curated by Miguel A. López and on view until November 2019. The publication gives an overview of Vicuña’s artistic practice as a poet, visual artist, and activist from the 1960s to present day. It is edited by Miguel A. López, designed by Studio Manuel Raeder, and includes an anthology of texts authored by the artist, essays by curators and scholars such as Lucy Lippard and Julia Bryan-Wilson, and a number of previously unpublished visual documentation of Vicuña’s work.
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CL
2:00—3:00 pm

The Glen Park Library, by Pamela M. Lee, and Hello Leonora, Soy Anne Walsh, by Anne Walsh

                Art historian Pamela M. Lee and artist Anne Walsh continue their ongoing dialogue about feminism, fairy tales, capitalism, and contemporary art as tackled in their latest books. Lee’s The Glen Park Library is both homage to the Bay Area and excoriation of the ethos of Silicon Valley, arguing that the notion of “disruptive” technology has radically affected our relationship to aesthetics, reading, history, and truth. Hello Leonora, Soy Anne Walsh evidences a more autobiographical approach, as Walsh chronicles her multi-disciplinary artistic dialogue with Leonora Carrington and her best-known book The Hearing Trumpet. Lee and Walsh discuss narratives in fragments, experimentation in writing, and the contemporary art world. Presented by no place press.
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CLT
2:30—4:00 pm

Leidy Churchman: Crocodile, with Leidy Churchman, Marina Ancona, Lauren Cornell, Ruba Katrib, and Alex Kitnick 

                Dancing Foxes presents a conversation moderated by curator Lauren Cornell between the artist, Marina Ancona of 10 Grand Press, and writers Alex Kitnick and Ruba Katrib. Ranging from figurative representation to gestural abstraction, monumental landscape paintings to more intimate portraits, the oeuvre of American painter Leidy Churchman channels his artistic and literary influences, friendships, moods, surrounding landscapes, and the visual iconography of divergent religions and philosophies. Crocodile is the first comprehensive monograph on the artist’s work and highlights his investigations into consciousness through renderings of anthropomorphic animals and psychological states, appropriation of existing artworks and aesthetics, and recastings of various signs and symbols. The conversation will be followed by a book signing at the Dancing Foxes table.
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CL
3:00–4:00 pm

The Poetics, by Lucy Ives, with Matthew Connors

               Image Text Ithaca Press continues its tradition of innovating collaborations between writers and visual artists with the launch of its newest publication: The Poetics, with text by Lucy Ives and photographs by Matthew Connors. Both contributors to the text will read excerpts along with a slideshow. Presented by Image Text Ithaca.
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CL
4:00—5:00 pm

Se Te Subió El Santo, with Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Akwaeke Emezi

                Tiona Nekkia McClodden and Akwaeke Emezi will discuss the newly published Se Te Subió El Santo—a monograph of self-portraits by McClodden and an essay contribution by Emezi. McClodden’s daily self-portraits present a full self, implicit of gender, race, sexuality, and spirituality while collapsing and challenging each identity as well. Presented by Capricious.
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CLT
4:00—5:30 pm

Permanent Change, Karel Martens in conversation with Prem Krishnamurthy

            No book is static. Starting at least from the moment of printing, a book begins its continuous process of change. Few people know this as well as celebrated designer, artist, and educator Karel Martens. The first award-winning edition of his groundbreaking monograph, Printed Matter (1996), was quickly followed by a reprint, then a second edition (2001), a third (2010), and now a fourth (2019). Each version updates, extends, and overwrites its predecessor, while claiming to remain the same. For this conversation launching the book’s newly expanded and re-titled edition, Re-Printed Matter—nearly 10 years in the making—Martens is joined by designer and exhibition-maker Prem Krishnamurthy. Presented by Roma Publications.
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CL
5:00—6:00 pm

Desperately Trying to Finish (Each Other’s Sentences), with Hardworking Goodlooking (Clara Balaguer, Kristian Henson, Dante Carlos, and Czar Kristoff)

                Hardworking Goodlooking is a publishing hauz and studio-less design studio founded in the Philippines and working out of Laguna, Rotterdam, Portland, and Brooklyn. Its four members are committed to exploring, documenting, and facilitating published works on (vernacular material) culture in the Philippines and its diaspora. These cultural workers live in four diametrically opposite time zones located—in three out of four cases—outside of their geographical field of inquiry, which creates a complex structure to sustain a situated research practice, a viable workflow, and a web of deep friendship. This collectively written lecture is an attempt to perform, through the insufficient act of delivering words, what it is like to work, while physically separated, on issues such as decolonization through vernacular, the price of becoming visible, strategies of mutual care, pedagogy for the often-excluded, and identities that are untranslatable.  
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CLT
5:30–7:00 pm

A *New* Program for Graphic Design, by David Reinfurt

                A *New* Program for Graphic Design is a do-it-yourself textbook that synthesizes the pragmatic with the experimental and builds on mid to late 20th-century pedagogical models to convey advanced principles of contemporary design for a general reader. Rooted in three courses (Typography, Gestalt, and Interface) originally developed for liberal arts students at Princeton University, the book provides a broad introduction from Benjamin Franklin to Bruno Munari, Moholy-Nagy to Muriel Cooper, and the Macintosh computer. After a brief introduction by Shannon Harvey and Adam Michaels of Inventory Press, David Reinfurt will compress eight years of lectures into exactly one (perhaps manic) hour. Co-published by Inventory Press, Los Angeles, and Distributed Art Publishers, New York.
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CL
6:00—7:00 pm

Exitstencil Press, with Gee Vaucher and Sofia Leilani

                Boo-Hooray is delighted and honored to present the publications and prints of Exitstencil Press. Since 1977, Gee Vaucher and friends have produced a stream of beautiful, subversive, and thought-provoking material that has inspired a generation. Join us for a Q&A with Gee Vaucher and New York artist and activist Sofia Leilani.
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CL
7:00—8:00 pm

Punk’s in Press, with Raw Meat Collective, #BlkGrlsWurld ZINE, Heinzfeller Nileisist, Irrelevant Press, and Pegacorn Press

                Publisher and artist Kyle Quinn presents a panel discussion on what it means to be punk and publish within our current climate and generation. Coming from a queer counter-culture and punk background, Quinn started Raw Meat Collective as a way to push artistic boundaries in print and art without censorship. Quinn invites New York publishers to discuss what punk is today, if punk is still alive, and how we push boundaries in our varied fields of print. The discussion will include topics of process, how artistic practices shift, and how we stay motivated in publishing. Publishers will be asked about the challenges they face within print, the future of punk, and their major influences along the way. Presented by Raw Meat Collective.
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CLT
7:00—8:00 pm

Simultaneous Soloists, with David Grubbs and Anthony McCall

               A discussion over the artist’s book that emerged from the exhibition Anthony McCall: Solid Light Works, and its accompanying performance series Four Simultaneous Soloists, organized by David Grubbs. It documents these ephemeral events through multiple means: an extensive conversation between McCall and Grubbs detailing a decade of working together, interviews with sixteen participating musicians, writings by art historians Branden W. Joseph and Swagato Chakravorty, and visual materials ranging from McCall’s drawings and archival materials to photographs of the exhibition including images sourced from social media. Interview subjects include Susan Alcorn, MV Carbon, Maria Chavez, Che Chen, Jules Gimbrone, David Grubbs, Sarah Hennies, Eli Keszler, Okkyung Lee, Miya Masaoka, Christopher McIntyre, Tomeka Reid, Ben Vida, Yoshi Wada, Nate Wooley, and C. Spencer Yeh. Presented by Pioneer Works Press.
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Contemporary Artists’ Book Conference (CABC)


This year’s Conference features a full day of talks and conversations, taking place on Saturday, September 21 at Artbook Bookstore Event Space. Organized by art librarians and professionals in the field, sessions will cover a range of lively topics from artists, scholars, and other leading figures, with a keynote address by the artist Adam Pendleton.

Admission is free for all sessions, but space is limited.

11:30 am—12:30 pm

What Motivates a Book Collector?

Why does a library choose to add one book to its collection over another? How does a private collector find the book they have been searching for? What makes a photobook desirable? Does production quality matter to the collector? Find out the answers to these questions and more, by joining us for a series of rapid fire micro-talks from a cross-section of artists’ book collectors. Organized by Corina Reynolds (Center for Book Arts).︎ Add to Calendar

12:45—1:45 pm

Technologies of Care: Panel Discussion

The artist publishers featured in this session evoke considerations of embodiment and identity, envisioning “technologies of care” that counter the technologies of surveillance prevalent in our digital landscape. Rooted in a feminist and anti-racist ethics of care, these projects offer powerful models for community-building in print and online space. While some speakers look to cyberfeminism to conjure new bodily imaginaries, others draw on intersectional and Black feminisms to build supportive spaces for marginalized people. All of these projects envision publishing as a kind of activism. The session features presentations by Gaby Collins-Fernandez and Florencia Escudero of Precog Magazine, and Kandis Williams of Cassandra Press, moderated by Sarah Hamerman (Cybernetics Library, Princeton University Library).︎ Add to Calendar

2:00—3:00 pm

Collecting for Social Justice: Artists’ Books and Critical Theory

Critical theory can be defined as a philosophical approach to analyzing culture that seeks to confront the social, historical, and ideological forces that produce and constrain it. Panelists will examine critical theory as an approach to creating a diverse and inclusive book collection, as well as how collecting artists’ books in particular can help to achieve this goal. Speakers will bring academic, artistic, marketing, and publishing perspectives to the discussion. The conversation is moderated by Giana Ricci (Librarian for the Fine Arts, New York University), and includes Jennifer Ferretti (Digital Initiatives Librarian, Maryland Institute College of Art), Adriana Monsalve (Homie House Press), and Kamaria Hatcher (Assistant Museum Librarian, Reader Services, Metropolitan Museum of Art).︎ Add to Calendar

3:15—4:30 pm

Keynote Address

Adam Pendleton is a New York-based artist known for work animated by what he calls “Black Dada,” a critical articulation of blackness, abstraction, and the avant-garde. Drawing from an archive of language and images, Pendleton employs photocopying, painting, printmaking, video, and collage, often translating to and from the printed page. In 2017, he published Black Dada Reader, a sourcebook of photocopied texts and commissioned essays that correlates the legacies of modernism and conceptualism to those of black radicalism. The same year, the Reader was named a “Best Art Book” by the New York Times, and a subsequent paperback edition was published in 2019. Anthology, a large-format, limited-edition volume of silkscreen prints, nearly 200 pages, was published in 2018 by Zucker Art Books. For his address at the Contemporary Artists’ Books Conference, Pendleton will collage texts pulled from books in his personal library and consider these excerpts in relation to his broader body of work. ︎ Add to Calendar


This year’s Conference is made possible by generous contributions from Stephen Bury and Deirdre Lawrence.

The Conference is organized by the CABC Committee: Sarah Hamerman (Princeton University Library), Sofia Kofodimos (The Museum of Modern Art), James Mitchell, Corina Reynolds (Center for Book Arts), Giana Ricci (New York University), Farris Wahbeh (Whitney Museum of American Art), and Megan Williams (Schomberg Center for Research and Black Culture, New York Public Library).


THE STAGE


The evening will feature special live performances presented by Heavy Trip.
 


4:00 pm

Andrew Bernstein


5:00 pm

Ami Dang


6:00 pm

Luke Stewart + Miriam Parker






COURTYARD WORKSHOPS


The Courtyard will include a series of artist-led workshops by Endless Editions, as well as contributions from The Cybernetics Library, The Free Black Women’s Library, and a NYPL Picture Collection Outpost.

WRK = Workshops on the Staircase



WRK
1:00 pm

ARTIST WORKSHOP: Rainbow

                  NYC based artist Ashley May guides members of the public in using the risograph to make multi-colored images. ︎ Add to Calendar


WRK
5:00 pm

Workshop presented by Jason Fulford, Gus Powell, and the NYPL Picture Collection

               Drop in and out of this workshop to play a game of chance with artist and publisher Jason Fulford and photographer Gus Powell, using materials from the NYPL Picture Collection. The premise is that every photograph is ambiguous—that the meaning of a picture can only be fixed for a moment. Once you are on board with this basic fact, the possibilities of storytelling open up. Then you can play with the photograph's inherent open-endedness, to either highten the mystery, or clarify a point of view.︎ Add to Calendar

WRK

7:00 pm

ARTIST WORKSHOP: TEXT & COLLAGE

            Educator, Researcher, Writer, and Artist, Kameelah Janan Rasheed leads a workshop exploring the possibilities of collage, layers, and colors using the Risograph. ︎ Add to Calendar


SIGNINGS & LAUNCHES


Each location indicated by table number


ongoing
P03 Launch and signings of PLOT#3 and editions by Peter Cramer, Dépense Défensive, Ethan Shoshan. Presented by Allied Productions, Inc. / Le Petit Versailles.
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N09 Launch and signing of Fervent Manifesto, by Mercedes Villalba. Presented by Calipso Press.
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11:00 am
N59 Signing of Autumn's Sun, by Loren Connors. Presented by Blank Forms. 
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12:00 pm
N23 Launch of The Nature of Things, by Keren Anavy & Tal Frank. Presented by a/b Books.
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12:30 pm
B30 Launch and signing of Faces, by Olaf Breuning. Presented by Silent Sound.
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1:00 pm
C04 Launch and signing of Lone Dove, by Bec Parsons. Presented by Perimeter Editions.
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1:00 pm
O16 Signing of Young Blood, by Dan Farnum. Presented by Aint-Bad.
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1:00 pm
A79 Launch and signing of Hi Angels: Poems by Candystore. Presented by Candystore. 
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1:00 pm
U04 Signing of Wright and New York: The Making of America’s Architect, by Anthony Alofsin. Presented by Yale University Press.
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1:00 pm
F04  Signing of Ottomania, by Piotr Uklanski. Presented by Bywater Bros. Editions.
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1:00 pm
U01  Signing of 20 Recipes Kids Should Know, by Esme Washburn and Calista Washburn. Presented by DelMonico Books.
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2:00 pm
O01 Signing of: Arena, by Jeff Mermelstein, Landfall by Mimi Plumb, and Family Car Trouble, by Gus Powell. Presented by TBW Books.
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2:00 pm
N22 Signing of narrow distances, by Ka-Man Tse. Presented by Candor Arts.
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2:00 pm

B14 Signing of Situation Relation, by Chad Moore. Presented by commune.
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2:00 pm
O16 Signing of Flat Pictures You Can Feel, by Will Douglas. Presented by Aint-Bad. 
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2:00 pm
C04 Launch and signing of jump into bed with me, by Paul Knight. Presented by Perimeter Editions.
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2:00 pm
R06 Signing of 24 Ideas About Pictures (2019 Edition), by Paul Zelevansky. Presented by Paul Zelevansky.
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2:00 pm
N52 Launch and signing of The Library, by David Schulz and Light Rail Works. Presented by ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative.
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2:00 pm
O01 Signing of Brooklyn: The City Within, by Alex and Rebecca Norris Webb. Presented by Aperture.
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2:00 pm
O14 Launch and signing of Nothing Will Ever be the Same Again, by Amanda Marchand. Presented by Datz Press.
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2:00 pm
U01 Signing of David Diao, with David Diao. Presented by DelMonico Books.
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2:30 pm
O15 Launch and signing of Federal Triangle, by Mike Osborne. Presented by Gnomic Book.
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3:00 pm
W06 Signing of Water Gold Soil: The American River by Sayler/Morris. Presented by Conveyor Editions. 
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3:00 pm
A80 Launch and Signing of Tensions, by Susan Carr. Presented by Raw Meat Collective.
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3:00 pm
B02 Launch and signing of Beige Pursuit, by Sara Magenheimer. Presented by Wendy’s Subway.
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3:00 pm
C12 Launch and signing of Every Building on the Ginza Strip / Ginza Hacho, by Michalis Pichler. Presented by Kodoji Press. 
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3:00 pm
B24 Signing of Edge of Elysium, by Lara Atallah. Presented by Open Projects Press.
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3:00 pm
O10 Signing of Acid-Free Edition, by Masanao Hirayama. Presented by New Documents.
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3:00 pm

LBBY Signing of The Dinner Party, by Julie Curtiss. Presented by Printed Matter, Inc. 
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3:00 pm
O03 Signing of Carbon County by John Sanderson. Presented by Zatara Press.
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3:00 pm
S05 Signing of Artists on the News: Selections from the Creative Time Reports 2012–2017, with Marisa Mazria Katz and Justine Ludwig. Presented by Creative Time and Paper Chase Press.
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3:00 pm
C04 Signing of Walking in Place 2: Berlin, by Mike Slack, and Hell’s Gates: Notre Damned, An Act of God, by Tim Coghlan. Presented in Perimeter Editions.
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3:00 pm
N21 Signing of STOCK BOYZ edition box and REMIX prints, by Slava Mogutin. Presented by PogoBooks and OUTER SPACE PRESS. 
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3:00 pm

Z05 Signing of Photographs, by Jack Davison. Presented by Loose Joints.
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3:00 pm
O16 Signing of Shaped By The West, by Dino Kuznik. Presented by Aint-Bad. 
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3:30 pm
U05 Signing of LOS ANGELES STUDIO CONVERSATIONS - SIXTEEN WOMEN TALK ABOUT ART, by Stephanie Buhmann. Presented by Idea Books.
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4:00 pm
C10 Signing of Deep Time, by Lynn Alleva Lilley. Presented by The Eriskay Connection.
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4:00 pm
O04 Signing of Hotel Mermaid Club, by Chris Rhodes. Presented by RVB Books.
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4:00 pm
Z09 Launch and signing of Christmas Day, Bucks Pond Road, by Tim Carpenter. Presented by The Ice Plant.
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4:00 pm
O15 Launch and signing of newflesh, by Efrem Zelony-Mindell. Presented by Gnomic Book.
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4:00 pm
O16 Signing of Myths Of The Near Future, by Rob Stephenson. Presented by Aint-Bad. 
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4:00 pm
Q02 Signing of The Pillar / Night Procession and earlier titles, by Stephen Gill. Presented by Stephen Gill / Nobody.
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4:00 pm
Z01 Launch and signing of 2018, by HIMAA. Presented by SUPER LABO.
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4:00 pm
B06 Launch of Code 35 by Lale Westvind. Presented by COLORAMA.
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4:00 pm
Z05 Signing of Grey Cobalt, by Felicia Honkasalo. Presented by Loose Joints.
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4:00 pm
U01 Signing of Howardena Pindell, with Howardena Pindell. Presented by DelMonico Books.
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5:00 pm
N16 Signing of Brittany Nelson: Out of the Everywhere. Presented by Mousse Publishing.
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5:00 pm
N06 Signing of Poetry is so Lesbian, by Rachel Rabbit White. Presented by Wonder.
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5:00 pm
O16 Signing of American Squares, by Leah Frances. Presented by Aint-Bad. 
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5:00 pm
I03 Signing of an edition and catalogue by Marcus Jahmal. Presented by Almine Rech Editions. 
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5:00 pm
V08 Signing of Ofrenda, by Luis Enrique Aguirre. Presented by INFRAMUNDO / HYDRA.
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5:30 pm
A13 Launch and signing of WHEN I HIT A WALL, by Juan Miguel Marín. Presented by Terminal Ediciones.
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6:00 pm
V08 Signing of SMAIL and EXOTICA, by Alessandro Bo. Presented by INFRAMUNDO / HYDRA.
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6:00 pm
O11 Signing of Wig Heavier Than A Boot, by David Johnson and Philip Matthews. Presented by Kris Graves Projects.
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7:00 pm
O11 Signing of On Death, edited by Roula Seikaly and Jon Feinstein. Presented by Kris Graves Projects.
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