2024 Jersey Art Book Fair FAQs

What is Jersey Art Book Fair?

Dense Magazine is pleased to present the second 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 our second edition, Jersey Art Book Fair 2024 will host over 100 exhibitors and programs that span the full breadth of the art publishing community. Held at the historic Railroad Terminal at Jersey City's Liberty State Park, JAB Fair is committed to expanding this community by removing barriers to access and elevating underrepresented voices. We 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.

Jersey Art Book Fair 2024 is generously supported by public funds from the Jersey City Arts and Culture Trust Fund. Because of this funding, we're able to make JAB Fair 2024 more accessible, more equitable, and free to attend on Sunday. We can't wait to see you all in Jersey City in February 2024!

What are the dates/hours of the Fair and where does it take place?

Jersey Art Book Fair 

NJ Railroad Terminal – Liberty State Park

1 Audrey Zapp Drive, Jersey City, NJ

Saturday, Feb 3

11:00a – 6:00p

7:00p - 10:00p After-Hours Party

Sunday, Feb 4

11:00a – 6:00p

"Old School, New Worlds" Art Exhibition

SMUSH Gallery

340 Summit Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

Paper Trail Art Market & Documentary Screening

Deep Space Gallery

77 Cornelison Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

Are you accepting volunteers?

Yes! We need assistance with several shifts and tasks. Check out a list of all Volunteer Opportunities! 

How can I support Jersey Art Book Fair?

This community-driven non-profit event presented by Dense Magazine would not be possible without the support of our sponsors, partners, and donors. Our supporters make it possible to fuel a more equitable and resilient future of storytelling through our JAB Fair Grants and Dense Residency Programs. If you’re interested in learning more about how to get involved and partner with us, please write to sponsor@densemagazine.org.

What is your COVID-19 policy?

Due to the recent/ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, there may be restrictions on the JAB Fair to ensure the safety of everyone attending. All procedures are subject to change and will adhere to the requirements set forth by the CDC and the State of New Jersey at the time of the event.