Artist's Books

Documentary Style, Editing, Landscape, Light & Shadow, Portraiture, Presentation, Reproductive Processes, Series & Sequence, Street Photography, Text, Vision

ABC Artists’ Books Cooperative

An international network created by and for artists who make print-on-demand books.

Artist Books 3.0

A forum for artists, curators, librarians, students and researchers interested in artist books and the book arts.

Artists’ Books Online

Online gallery of artists’ books, exhibits, essays and links. Hosted at the University of Virginia under the direction of Johanna Drucker.

Artist’s Book Yearbook

Offers critical essays by writers and artists and an overview of artist’s book production. Published on a biennial basis.

Art Metropole

Artists' book and media center in Toronto that helps to produce, sell, and exhibition artist’s books, multiples and related materials.

Barbara Wien

Berlin-based artists' books gallery and bookshop.


International online database of contemporary book arts.

Ellen Firsching Brown, “Beyond Words: Artists’ Books”, Modernism, Fall 2008


Bibliotheca Librorum Apud Artificem

Private collection of artist's books in Sydney, Australia.

The Blue Notebook

Journal for artists’ books with writing on contemporary artists’ books.  The journal is peer-reviewed and published twice a year.

British Library: Fine Presses, Artists’ Books, and Book Arts


An independent publishing house based in Geneva, Switzerland that publishes contemporary books and multiples.

Boekie Woekie

Online catalogue of Boekie Woekie, the artist-run bookstore for books by artists in Amsterdam.


A Nordic network of bookbinders, graphic designers, artists, calligraphists and paper marblers. They organize training courses and workshops, with bookbinding as the focus.

The Bonefolder

An e-journal for the bookbinder and book artist on the Book Arts Web.


London-based bookartbookshop that buys and sells artists' books, and presents discussions, meetings, exhibitions, a poster wall, lectures, book launches, and educational activities.

Book Arts

Book Arts is housed in the Department of Creative Arts at The University of the West of England. The site provides online exhibitions, conferences, lectures, essays, papers and projects. Book Arts publishes the Book Arts Newsletter, the Artist’s Book Yearbook, and The Blue Notebook.

The Book Arts Web

Features links to book arts related sites on the web, including educational opportunities, professional organizations, tutorials, reference materials, and galleries.

Booklyn Artists Alliance

Artist-run organization in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Founded to promote artist books with education and services.

Book Artists and Poets

Interviews with book artists and poets, hosted by Steve Miller, coordinator of the MFA in the Book Arts Program at the University of Alabama.

Book Patrol

A blog providing regular book news. By Stephen J. Gertz, Nancy Mattoon and Michael Lieberman.


Exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, 2008.


Helps to promote and difuse contemporary art and architecture through bookstores, magazines and communication. Based in Paris, France.

Book Works

Book Works has the goal of advancing visual arts, particularly in the form of books, by offering lectures, workshops, and services (bookbinding, boxmaking, letterpress printing, etc.). London-UK based.

“Breaking the Rules: The Printed Face of the European Avant Garde 1900-1937”, The Art Tribune, 2008

Betty Bright

Independent scholar and curator who writes about artist’s books and “its larger interdisciplinary terrain, where art and literature engage with concept, format and material.” She wrote No Longer Innocent: Book Art in America 1960-1980.

Stephen Bury, “The Photo-book as Artist’s Book” (pdf)


Café Royal Books

A publishing house, specializing in short-run artists publications.

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild

Information about bookbinding, jobs, workshops, exhibitions, online gallery, publications and other resources for book arts, papermaking, calligraphy, letterpress printing & typography, wood engraving, paper decorating, restoration, and conservation.

The Center for Book Arts

Located in New York, NY. Provides exhibitions, classes, public programming, literary presentations, opportunities for artists and writers, publications and collecting.

Centre of Artist Books

Home of a gallery, library, educational facilities, and a growing collection of artists’ books. Located in St. Yrieix la Perche, France.

Christophe Daviet-Thery

Blog, gallery and bookstore devoted artists' books. Based in Paris, France.

Circle Press

Press that produces artist’s editions of both classic and contemporary texts, posters, first edition books and pamphlets.

The Codex Foundation

Presents a biennial book fair and symposium.

College Book Art Association

The CBAA supports and promotes book arts education with a conference, events, and resources.


Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts

Supports the interdisciplinary practices of the artist’s book and hand papermaking with lectures, workshops, exhibitions and events.


A small publishing press directed by artist and writer Erica Van Horn and poet, artist and editor Simon Cutts.

Designer Bookbinders

Founded with goal of helping to establish the reputation of British bookbinding through exhibitions and publications.


Artists’ books at DIA Center's New York bookstore.

The E. Lingle Craig Preservation Laboratory Repair and Enclosure Treatment Manual

Manual documenting the repair and treatments performed in conservation for the collections of the Indiana University Libraries at the Bloomington campus.

Engage Journal, Issue #12

Issue 12 is about the book as an art form and related questions.

Fine Press Book Association

An organization of individuals interested in the art of fine printing. The FPBA publishes Parenthesis, a journal about fine press books and printing, organizes events, and has run competitions in book design.

John Flasch Artists’ Book Collection, SAIC Digital Libraries

Houses over 4,000 artists’ books, multiples, video and audio recordings, etc., all created over the last four decades.

Website devoted to the flip book.

Florence Loewy

Archive, bookstore, and gallery with a wide choice of artists’ books, multiples, and other editioned works. Located in Paris, France.

Forum Book Art

Private initiative with the purpose of providing publicity for contemporary book art through publications and exhibitions. Based in Hamburg.

Grahame Galleries and Editions

Gallery specializing in fine art prints, artists’ books and other works on paper. Contains the Centre for The Artist's Book. Located in Brisbane, Australia.


Amir Brito Cadôr's website about artists' books and other inspirations.

Index of Book Design

Examples of German and Swiss Book Design 1920s - 2001

Institute for the Future of the Book

Investigates the evolution of intellectual discourse as its shifts from printed pages to networked screens.

Journal of Artists’ Books

Journal founded and edited by Brad Freeman at Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts. The journal publishes critical articles, reviews, and showcases creative work.

Idaho Center for the Book

Publishes a semi-annual newsletter, books and videos relating to Book arts.

Indie Photobook Library

An archive that preserves and exhibits self-published photobooks, artist books, zines, etc. Founded by Larissa Leclair.

Mimeo Mimeo

A forum for critical and cultural perspectives on artists’ books, typography and the mimeograph revolution. Features essays, interviews, artifacts, and reflections on the graphic, material and textual conditions of contemporary poetry and language arts. Journal is published twice a year.

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

The center includes studio spaces for letterpress printing, hand bookbinding and papermaking, an exhibition space, a studio shop, an archive and reference library. Each year, the MCBA Prize honors book arts from around the world.

The Online Books Page

List of online books from University of Pennsylvania Library. Listing over 1 million free books on the Web.

Society of Bookbinders

A UK-based educational charity dedicated to traditional and contemporary bookbinding.


Judith Hoffberg's journal about artists’ books. Available online for the years 1978-2005 through the digital collections of the IUPUI University Library.

Steven Clay, “A Few Words About Artists’ Books”, from Books at Iowa 60, The University of Iowa, April 1994.

We Love Your Books

A collaboration between Melanie Bush and Dr. Emma Powell, book artists and instructors who curate a yearly experimental artists’ book exhibition.