Our Mission
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.

By joining as a Heavy Manners Member you are not only getting access to borrow publications from our unique library of books and zines. You are also helping support the many programs and services we offer to artists and the public, including our educational programming, artist exhibitions, original publications, community fundraisers, and in-store & online presentations and performances.

The library is located @ 1200 N Alvarado Blvd Unit D, Los Angeles, CA 90026.
We are open Friday - Sunday from 11am - 7pm and Monday from 1pm - 7pm.

Heavy Manners was founded by Matthew James-Wilson in 2021.

Who's involved...

(213) 263-9449

You can support Heavy Manners by becoming a member, donating, or subscribing to our newsletter.