21.  Printed Matter

On October 15, Printed Matter, opened its doors to its new location on 231 Eleventh Avenue at 26th Street. Founded in 1976, the non-profit first opened their doors on Lispenard Street in Tribeca. Known for their open submission process, Printed Matter allows artists and indie publishers to submit books for sale in their shop. The bookstore circulates over 32,000 publications annually on behalf of the artists and small presses, and in addition, offer support services and activities including art installations, talks, book launches and performances.