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Heavy Manners is a library that seeks to archive and distribute self and independently published artists' books, zines, and media.

The library works directly with artists and small publishers, with the goal of making overlooked, out of print, and hard to find media accessible. Formal art education is increasingly becoming more cost prohibitive and inaccessible and the library hopes to be an affordable and alternative resource. Patrons of the library do not need any sort of institutional affiliation and are not limited by physical proximity to the library in order to gain access. The contents of the archive will be available to be checked out online and mailed directly to members.

Beyond providing easy access to these materials, Heavy Manners hopes to provide opportunities for artists in the way of grants, online programming, publishing, and exhibitions in our physical location in Los Angeles, California.

Heavy Manners was founded by Matthew James-Wilson. It would not be possible without the help of...

Heavy Manners intends to launch in 2022 online and in person at 1200 N Alvarado Street Los Angeles, CA 90026. Our hours are Friday through Sunday, 11am-7pm.

To get in touch please reach us at heavymannerslibrary@gmail.com.

We are moving!

Thanks so much for joining us for our soft launch this fall! We'll be re-opening in January at our new location a few blocks away in the Alvarado Arts Center at 1200 N Alvarado Street Los Angeles, CA 90026.

We'll be closed for the holiday season to move and make renovations, but we're excited to see you again for our grand opening in 2022!

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