The greatest lesson learned at this year's NY Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 is that Friday is by far the best day to go to the weekend-long event if you're more interested in looking at books than people. (The latter is fun, but not when it's pouring outside, and a glut of bedraggled hipsters congeal in the corridors of PS1). This year seemed somehow leaner, with the museum's September 11 exhibition cordoning off a large section of the exhibition space. Still, some of the highlights included a facsimile living room filled with printed ephemera from the Dutch design school, Werkplaats Typografie, some interesting rare- and limited- edition books and objects from Art Metropole in Toronto, a Japanese punk photography zine from Harper Levine Books and, of course, it wouldn't be an ART EVENT without James Franco, who contributed a new edition to the SF-based The Thing Quarterly.
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