About Jersey Art Book Fair

Jersey Art Book Fair 2023 (JAB Fair) takes place January 28–29, 2023 at Mana Contemporary, 888 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

Dense Magazine is pleased to present the first annual Jersey Art Book Fair, a two-day event that celebrates the broad art form of bookmaking. Set in the state where the offset press was first invented, Jersey Art Book Fair – or JAB Fair for short – believes that print is alive and well, thanks to a movement of artists, writers, designers, publishers, small presses and printers that continues to thrive: from bookbinding, screen printing, paper making and letterpress printing, to zine making, broadsheets, graphic novels and pop-up books.

For two days, Jersey Art Book Fair will host over 60 exhibitors and programs that span the full breadth of the art publishing community. JAB Fair is committed to expanding this community by removing barriers to access and elevating underrepresented voices. We hope to draw a wide range of exhibitors and individuals, including students, artists, collectors, and book lovers. Examples of priority audiences include BIPOC, people with disabilities, LGBTQ+ people, immigrants, underserved geographic and knowledge areas, and non-native English speakers.

Illustrations/design by Martin Flores

We’re deeply grateful to our partner Monira Foundation and our collaborator Mana Contemporary for hosting this event, and for their commitment to our mission.

We can't wait to see you all in Jersey City in January 2023!