We continue to be open for browsing and online order pick-up. We are currently limiting the number of visitors to 15 customers at a time. In adherence to the Key to NYC Mandate and our continued efforts to maintain a safe workplace for employees, visitors and customers, beginning Monday, September 6th Printed Matter, Inc. is requiring all employees and visitors to provide proof of an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of entry. Thank you for helping us maintain a safe facility for employees and visitors. Proof of vaccination may include:

  • NYC COVID Safe App: Android | iOS
  • Excelsior Pass
  • CDC Vaccination Card (or photo)
  • NYC Vaccination Record
  • An official immunization record from outside NYC or the U.S

If a visitor received the vaccine outside the U.S., you must have an official immunization record that includes:
- First name and last name
- Date of birth
- Vaccine product name (only vaccines authorized by the WHO are acceptable)
- Date(s) administered
- Site where the vaccine was administered, or name of the person who administered it

During your visit we ask that you respect the following guidelines:
- Do not enter if you feel unwell
- Wear a mask at all times
- Disinfect your hands upon entering the building
- Keep 6 feet distance between you and other customers and staff

Current store hours are:
Monday – Saturday – 11AM – 7PM
Sunday – 11AM – 6PM

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at or 212 925 0325.

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!

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Photos by Megan Mack