“NYC bookshop and publisher Ed Varie teamed up with Satoshi to build a small, plant-filled greenhouse in the courtyard of PS1. Many of the books featured inside were plant or outdoor-themed, including a brand new release from Ed Varie, Garden Variety, which features photographs from a number of inspiring contemporary photographers.”

At the 2013 New York Art Book Fair

PHOTOS BY BRIAN W. FERRY

The 2013 edition of Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair, held annually at MoMA PS1, featured a performance by MASKS, a Bruno Munari exhibition, a collage-making party, and the launch of multi-talented artist Tauba Auerbach’s new project, Diagonal Press, among other things. Unfortunately, we had to miss it in order to attend a hipster summer camp weekend upstate, but were we jealous? No! Because not only were we clever enough to ask noted bookworm and SU contributor Brian W. Ferry to document it for us, we’d also managed to trick ourselves into believing that attending would have been a terrible idea: It’s a hot, crowded, and sweaty affair, one that has the tantalizing potential each year to completely bankrupt us. So yeah, we totally dodged a bullet, right? Right? Well either way, we can all live vicariously through Brian by checking out his pictures and commentary in the slideshow at right.