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Art matters

— New York

“For us, a best-seller is a book that sells five copies a month,” says Catherine Krudy, Printed Matter’s acting associate director. Not much by traditional bookstore standards but sizeable considering that Printed Matter is home to 15,000 publications by 5,000 artists.

The well-stocked store in Chelsea is a non-profit organisation founded 33 years ago by artists and art workers. Its primary activity is distributing affordably priced, often self-published, ­editions of art books.

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