The variety and range of books published by Printed Matter reflects our commitment to the practice of artists’ books as a democratic venue for contemporary art. Printed Matter’s earliest books included a series published in association with Lapp Princess Press that allowed artists such as Chuck Close and James Rosenquist to create affordable artists books in an elegant square format. In 2002, Printed Matter reinvigorated its publishing program by creating the Emerging Artist Publication Series to further support and encourage young artists by producing publications that they may not have the financial or production resources to realize. Books in the series include the award-winning Absence (co-published with the Whitney Museum) and the complete reprint of the underground `zine The Salivation Army (co-published with Art Metropole, Toronto). The newest publication in the series, Like Ghosts by Adam Shecter, was co-published with Imschoot (Belgium), and will be launched on October 26, from 5-7 pm.