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thanks to Sarah Bodman for the collection of most of the information below


An artist-led resource for UK artists making one-off books or small editions. Provides an opportunity to share exhibition costs online or at artist’s book fairs.



An artist run organisation that distributes, publishes, exhibits and runs educational programmes involving contemporary artists books.


The CODEX Foundation, USA

Established in 2005 with the aim of preserving and promoting the arts of the book.


Fine Press Book Association

An association dedicated to the appreciation of finely printed books and their production. Open to presses, collectors, printers, artists etc.


Letterpress Alive

Established by the Alembic Press to archive information on letterpress activities in the UK and encourage a greater awareness of the subject.



A prolific website for artists’ books information, plus links to numerous book arts websites. The website also has links to book arts discussion groups.


Publish and Be Damned

Collects and exhibits an international selection of artists published periodicals, from fanzines to Journals, concentrating on experimental editorial directions.


The Book Art Project

Paul Johnson Director

Paul Johnson’s project to encourage book arts in education.


The Society of Bookbinders

The Society of Bookbinders is dedicated to traditional bookbinding and to the preservation and conservation of the printed and written word.

journals featuring artists books



A bi-monthly journal of essays, reviews, artists’ pages and opportunities.



Quarterly Journal of The Book Arts, published by Pacific Center for the Book Arts.


A-N (Artists Newsletter)

Features on artists’ books and regular exhibition opportunity listings.


Art Monthly

Has a regular monthly column featuring artists’ books and multiples.


Art on Paper

Journal featuring contemporary and classic works on paper in many formats.


Artists’ Books Reviews

Quarterly publication edited by Joe D’Ambrosio.


Book Arts Newsletter (BAN)

Free download newsletter (every 4-6 weeks) for news of exhibitions, publications and opportunities in the book arts field.



Quarterly journal of the Print Council of Australia, with regular artist’s book features.


Journal of Artists’ Books

JAB is now online. Back issues can be downloaded as PDFs.


Parenthesis: The Journal of the Fine Press Book Association


Printmaking Today

The journal of graphic arts worldwide, with regular book arts features.


The Art Book

Quarterly publication of essays and reviews of new publications on the visual arts, including artists’ books.


The Blue Notebook: Journal for Artists’ Books

Published twice-yearly by Impact Press, UWE Bristol. Essays and features on contemporary artists’ books.


The Bonefolder

A free, peer-reviewed e-journal for bookbinders and book artists.


Umbrella online

Editor: Judith A. Hoffberg

A journal of the arts and artists’ books, published since 1978.  Back issues are now archived online.


Other journals occasionally featuring artists’ books include:

Art in America


Arts Canada

Art Journal

Art Review


Creative Review

Engage Journal

Visible Language



international bookshops & galleries


Art Metropole

788 King Street West


M5V 1N6


Artists’ books, multiples and video media store, gallery, publisher and distributor.



Barbara Wien

Galerie und Buchhandlung für Kunstbücher

Linienstrasse 158 im Hof

D 10115



Artists’ book gallery, press and well stocked bookshop.



Boekie Woekie

Berenstraat 16

1016 GH Amsterdam

The Netherlands

Artist-run bookstore and gallery for artists’ books in Amsterdam.


Booklyn, USA

Artist-run collective, online sales.


Bookstorming, Paris


Florence Loewy - Books by Artists

9/11 rue de Thorigny

Paris 75003


Bookstore and gallery for artists’ books.



Grahame Galleries + Editions

Centre for the Artist’s Book

1 Fernberg Road,

Milton 4064



Exhibitions and sales of artists’ books. Organiser of artist’s book and multiple fairs.


Johan Deumens

Dr N. G. Piersonstraat 1

NL 2104 VG


The Netherlands

Sales and promotion of artists’ books and editions by international artists.


Joshua Heller Rare Books Inc.

Contemporary fine press and artists’ books with online catalogue.



La Libreria

64A Queen St.

Bugis Village



Artist’s book shop and gallery, providing a showcase for artists.




Moufflon Bookshop (Nicosia)

P.O. Box 22375

Nicosia 1521


Bookshop and gallery with an interest in artists’ books


One Star Press

Artists’ books press, online sales.



41 rue Clovis Hugues




Artist’s book shop run by Atelier Vis-à-Vis




Printed Matter Inc.

195 10th Avenue

NY 10011


New York’s major artist’s book shop, publisher and distributor, also organise a book arts fair with all books available by mail order through their website.


Studio Bibliografico Marini

Via Bari 373

70010 Valenzano BA


Antiquarian, fine press and artist’s book dealer.



Vamp & Tramp, Booksellers LLC, USA

Specialist dealer of fine press and artists’ books.



Visual Studies Workshop, USA

Artists’ publications from VSW Press and associated artists.



Walther Koenig Buchandlung

Ehrenstrasse 4

D 50672



Books on the arts, and artists’ books all featured on the website, with mail order.




book arts collections and archives
A selection of larger archives and collections. For a more comprehensive list of collections and archives, see the list of book art websites.


UK, Ireland and Europe


British Library

96 Euston Road



Approximate number of books held: 5000

Public Access: By Reader’s Ticket

UK National Library, receiving legal deposit copies.



Chelsea College of Art & Design Library

John Islip Street




Approximate number of books held: 2500

The collection was started in the 1970s to document work produced by contemporary avant-garde artists; it is strong on Fluxus, American conceptual works and British artists. Public access by appointment




King Saint Stephen Museum

Székesfehérvár, Fö utca 6



Approximate number of books held: 1200

A collection founded by the art historian Márta Kovalovszky in 1987.

The Museum also organises artist’s book exhibitions. Open to the public.

Manchester Metropolitan University Library

All Saints, Manchester M15 6BH

Approximate number of books held: 1700

The artist’s book collection can be searched on the Library’s web catalogue. Reference collection. Public access by appointment.



Meermanno-Westreenianum - Museum van het Boek

Prinsessegracht 30

1514 AP Den Haag

The Netherlands

Approximate number of books held: 1,000

Modern fine print collection: 30,000

The museum, opened to the public in 1852, has since developed into the national museum of the history and the art of the book.



National Art Library: Book Art Collection

Word & Image Department

Victoria and Albert Museum

South Kensington



Approximate number of books held: 5000


A major reference library and the Victoria and Albert Museum’s curatorial department for the art, craft and design of the book.



National Irish Visual Arts Library

National College of Art and Design

100 Thomas Street

Dublin 8


Collection comprises books by Irish artists and non-Irish artists living or working in Ireland.



Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art

Special Books Collection

Dean Gallery

Belford Road



Approximate number of books held: 4500

Open to the public, by appointment.



St Bride Printing Library

Bride Lane, Fleet Street



A world-famous collection of printing and related subjects: paper and binding, graphic design and typography, typefaces and calligraphy, illustration and printmaking, publishing and book-selling.



Tate Library and Archive

Tate Britain




Online catalogue:

Approximate number of books held: 4000

A comprehensive collection documenting the work of contemporary artists from the 1960s to the present. Reference collection, public access by appointment



Winchester School of Art Library

Park Avenue


SO23 8DL

Reference collection with public access by appointment. Online and paper catalogue. The collection was started in the early 1970s and includes a wide range of formats, with an emphasis on contemporary British artists.



USA and Canada



#1202-3334 de Gaspé

Montréal QC


English/French library and reading room specialising in independent publications: zines, comics, artists’ books.



Booklyn Artists’ Books Study Collection/Archive

37 Greenpoint Avenue

4th Floor


NY 11222

New York


Approx. number of books held: 700

Reference collection, with some lending for institutional research or exhibitions.

Booklyn has a wide spectrum of contemporary book arts by living artists including, fine collage books, collaborative projects, fine letter press, independent press, multi-media books, photographic books, unique books, and ’zines.



Brooklyn Museum of Art Library

200 Eastern Parkway


New York 11238


Large reference collection, access by appointment only.



Franklin Furnace / MOMA Artist’s Book Collection

Museum of Modern Art, New York

Access by appointment, see website for details.



Joan Flasch Artist’s Book Collection

John M Flaxman Library

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

37 South Wabash


Il 60603


Approximate number of books held: 5000

Located within an institution but open to the public. The collection includes artists’ books and multiples as well as other experimental art forms from the 1960s to the present.



Melbert B. Cary, Jr. Graphic Arts Collection

Rochester Institute of Technology, USA

Reference collection with access by appointment only.

Approx. 20,000 manuscripts on: bookbinding, papermaking, type design, calligraphy and book illustration.



Rhode Island School of Design Library

2 College Street


Rhode Island 02903


The collection scope covers: multiples and limited edition small press, some unique books, late 1960s to present. Reference collection with public access by appointment.


Visual Studies Workshop Research Archive

31 Prince Street


NY 14607


An extensive collection and archive of artists’ books and related disciplines from the early 1970’s onwards. Visits by appointment.



Yale Center for British Art: Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts

1080 Chapel Street

P.O. Box 208280

New Haven

Connecticut CT 06520


The Center’s Department of Rare Books and Manuscripts houses c. 30,000 volumes, including a growing collection of contemporary British Artists’ Books.


reference & contemporary book arts exhibition catalogues
  • A Tale of Two Cities: Artists’ Books from Bristol and New York, Sarah Bodman (ed) Impact Press, UWE, Bristol, 2001 (O/P free download at
  • Artists' Books Revisited, Art Metropole, Toronto, Canada and Secession, Vienna, Austria, 2005, ISBN 0 920956 76 9
  • Books As Art, Boca Raton Museum, USA, 1991
  • Books As Art, Andrew Bick (ed), Cheltenham & Gloucester College of HE, 1998,ISBN 1 86174 067 0
  • Books By Artists, Art Metropole, Toronto, 1981
  • Books by Artists, Sarah Bodman (ed), Impact Press UWE, Bristol, 1999,ISBN 0 9536076 0 7
  • Books By Artists, Printed Matter, DIA, New York, 1992
  • Book Works, London, publications catalogues, 1994 onwards
  • British Artists’ Books 1970-1983, Atlantis Gallery, London, 1984
  • Cooking the Books: Ron King and Circle Press, Andrew Lambirth, Yale Center for British Art/Circle Press, London, 2002
  • Collaborations: Ian Tyson and Jerome Rothenberg Livres d’Artiste 1968 – 2003,Eric Linard Galerie, Published by, France, 2003
  • Eye on Europe: Prints, Books and Multiples/1960 to now, Deborah Wye and Wendy Weitman, MOMA, New York, 2006, ISBN 870 703714
  • Outside of a Dog: Paperbacks and other Books by Artists, Clive Phillpot, and Sune Nordgren, BALTIC, Newcastle, 2003
  • Pop-up, Peek, Push, Pull … An Exhibition of Movable Books and Ephemera from the collection of Geraldine Roberts Lebowitz, James A.  Findlay, Bienes Center for the Literary Arts, USA, 2001, ISBN 0 9678858 3 3
  • Repetivity: A Platform for Publishing Simon Cutts and Colin Sackett, RGAP, Derby, 2000, ISBN 0 901437 50 6
  • Sitting Room: An Exhibition of Artists’ Books, Lucy May Schofield and Tom Sowden, Righton Press, Manchester, 2006, ISBN 1 900756 34 X
  • The Book Made Art University of Chicago Library, Chicago, 1986
  • The Consistency of Shadows: Exhibition Catalogues as Autonomous Works of Art, Anne Dorothee Böhme and Kevin Henry, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 2003
  • The Coracle: Coracle Press Gallery 1975-1987, Exhibition at Yale Center for British Art, USA November 1989 - January 1990, Coracle, London, 1989
  • The Space of the Page - Sequence, Continuity and Material, John Janssen, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, 1997, ISBN 1 900081 56 3
  • Turning Over The Pages: Some Books in Contemporary Art, Pavel Büchler (ed),Kettles Yard Gallery, Cambridge, 1986
  • The Body and the Book: Looking at the artist’s book and the body, Dr Stephen Bury, Flaxman, London, 1996
  • UK Artists’ Books 1992, Working Press, London, 1992
  • Work And Turn: Artists’ Bookworks From The UK 1980-1992, Open Editions, London, 1995, ISBN 0949004065


artists book centres

If you have Internet access, it is worth visiting the websites of book arts centres as many of them have archives of exhibitions, educational programmes and details of future opportunities.


Centre des Livres d’ Artistes / Pays - Paysage

17 Rue Jules Ferry

87500 Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche


Centre for artists’ books with exhibitions, archive and publication programme.



Center for Book Arts

28 West 27th Street

NY 10001

New York


A major centre for book arts, with exhibitions, book arts classes and residencies.


Center for Book and Paper Arts

Columbia College Chicago

1104 S. Wabash, 2nd Floor


IL 60605


An educational centre with public access for exhibitions and feature lectures for book arts events. Their website also has an informative links section.



Idaho Center for the Book

1910 University Drive





Educational and archive centre, with exhibitions.


Nordic Centre for Artists’ Books, Oslo

NCFAB works to promote artists’ books within the Nordic countries.


Minnesota Center for Book Arts

1011 Washington Avenue South, Suite 100


MN 55415


Exhibitions and book arts classes.


Pyramid Atlantic

8230 Georgia Avenue

Silver Spring




Exhibitions, residencies and organiser of artist’s book fairs.



Research Centre for Artists’ Publications (ASPC)

Neues Museum Weserburg

Teerhof 20

28199 Bremen


Centre covering artists’ books, magazines, mail art, Fluxus, concrete poetry, with over 60,000 artists’ publications. Open to the public.


San Francisco Center for the Book

300 De Haro Street

San Francisco 94103


Exhibition programme, archive and book arts classes.


Visual Studies Workshop

31 Prince Street


NY 14607


Exhibition programme, archive collection, summer schools and residencies.


Women's Studio Workshop

PO Box 489

Rosendale, NY 12472


Artists’ books publishing and residency programme since 1974. Visit their digital web archive of artists’ publications, documenting every page of their archived books.


artists bookfairs & events

This list includes fairs where artists’ books are the main feature or are significantly represented. For a list of large international book fairs, such as the Frankfurt book fair, visit the website:


Artist’s Book Festival, Barcelona, Spain

Organised by Rafael Castaner and Julia Pelletier


Artists’ Books and Multiples Fair, Australia

Organised by Grahame Galleries


Bristol Artist’s Book Event (BABE), UK

Bi-annual artist’s book  event, organised by Arnolfini and UWE, Bristol /


Contemporary Creative Books International Fair, Marseille, France

Organised annually by Atelier Vis-à-Vis

email: for information.


Editions and Artist’s Book Fair, USA

Annual event organised by Printed Matter. /


Fine Press Book Association Fairs, UK

Regular book fairs in the UK, for members.


Glasgow International Artists' Bookfair

Organised by Helen Shaddock and Harald Turek


International Contemporary Artist’s Book Fair, Leeds University, UK

Annual artist’s book fair organised by Chris Taylor and John McDowall.



Les éditeurs, la foire, France

Artist’s book fair organised by the Centre des Livres d’Artistes.


London Artists Book Fair (LAB), UK

Annual event organised by Marcus Campbell


Manchester Artist's Book Fair, UK

Organised by the Righton Press at Manchester Metropolitan University


Pyramid Atlantic Book Arts Fair, USA

Fair and conference programme in Silver Spring, USA


scissorspaperstone  artists' book and multiples fair

Bi-annual one-day fair at London Print Studio, UK


Seoul International Artist’s Book Fair

Annual fair organised by the Korean Bookarts Association.


Small Publishers Fair, London, UK

Annual fair for small and independent publishers, including artists’ books.

Organised by RGAP (Research Group for Artists’ Publications)

materials suppliers

R K Burt and Co. Ltd

57 Union Street, London SE1 1SG

Tel: 020 7407 6474

Fax: 020 7403 3672

Wholesale paper suppliers, speciality papers for creative use. The RKB Gallery was created in November 1999. Dedicated to promoting ‘works on paper’, the gallery provides a space for degree level art students to gain an insight into how an exhibition is created including responsibility for advertising, curating, hanging and staffing.



William Cowley

97 Caldecote Street, Newport Pagnell

Bucks MK4 0DB

Tel: 01908 610038

Fax: 01908 611071

Manufacturers of hand-made parchment and vellum for illuminating, printing and bookbinding.



Innova Art Ltd

Innova Art has developed a series of “Book Art” papers in conjunction with artists, photographers, book artists and university lecturers, designed for the very specific requirements of digital book art and binding. See the website for supplier outlets.



J Hewit & Sons Ltd.

Kinauld Leather Works, Currie

Edinburgh EH14 5RS

Tel: 0131 449 2206

Fax: 0 131 451 5081

Manufacturers of fine bookbinding leathers and suppliers of equipment, tools, materials and sundries for all bookbinders. Mail order available through the website, with agents around the world. Also have 2nd hand equipment and discontinued items to sell in their Bargain Basement on the




John Purcell Paper

15 Rumsey Road, London SW9 OTR

Tel: 020 7737 5199

Fax: 020 7737 6765

Specialist suppliers of papers for artists; hand-made, mould and machine made, various Japanese and unusual papers. Mail order always available, ask for a catalogue.



F J Ratchford Limited

Kennedy Way, Green Lane, Stockport

Cheshire SK4 2JX

Tel: 0161 480 8484

Fax: 0161 480 3679

A comprehensive range of bookcloths, accessories, leathers and coverings, with worldwide delivery available.



The Bag ‘N’ Box Man Ltd

Unit 1, West Street, Shutford

Banbury OX15 6PH

Tel: 01295 788522

Fax: 01295 788523

Boxes from stock or custom-made to order, cards, rubber stamps and packaging.


Wrights of Lymm Ltd.

Warrington Lane, Lymm

Cheshire, WA13 0SA

Tel: 01925 754368

Gold Leaf manufacturer and supplier of gilding and restoration materials, specialist decorating and artists’ materials.

bookshops and galleries in the UK


Arnolfini bookshop

16 Narrow Quay



Tel 0117 917 2304                

Independent gallery bookshop with regular displays of artists’ books.


Bertram Rota Ltd

31 Long Acre (First Floor)

Covent Garden



Private press, artists' books, modern first editions and books on the arts.



17 Pitfield Street



N1 6HB

Tel: 020 7608 1333

A huge selection of contemporary artists’ books for sale and a lively exhibition programme.


EMH Arts / The Eagle Gallery

159 Farringdon Road



Tel: 020 7833 2674

Contemporary gallery dealing in and publishing artists’ books by represented artists.


Firecatcher Books

The Last Drop Village

Hospital Road

Bromley Cross




Tel: 01204 597511

Artist run bookshop and gallery


Here shop and gallery

108 Stokes Croft



Tel: 0117 9422222

Independent, small-press and underground art, books, ‘zines and more.


Marcus Campbell Art Books

43 Holland Street



Tel 020 7261 0111


Off-Centre Gallery

13 Cotswold Road




Tate Modern bookshop

Tate Modern




Contemporary artists’ publications and reference books.



The Permanent Bookshop

Permanent Gallery

20 Bedford Place



A wide range of limited edition artists’ books, small-press publications, magazines and occasional papers.



Walther Koenig Books

Serpentine Gallery

Kensington Gardens


W2 3XA and at 80 Charing Cross Road




Tel: 020 7706 4907

Fax: 020 7705 4911

Contemporary and out of print artists’ books from pre-1960.



Whitechapel Art Gallery

Artwords Bookshop

80-82 Whitechapel High Street


E1 7QX

Tel 020 7247 6924               


book arts websites

International Society of Altered Book Artists.

Artists’ books and related works by Danish artist Mette-Sofie D. Ambeck.

Works by Angela Lorenz, with links and info on artists' books.    

Artists' books and works by Anton Würth.

Founded in 1993 by Christopher Wilde, AYP publishes limited edition books made with artists and writers.

Australian Library of Art collection of artists books.

Australian centre with exhibitions, collection, reading room and forum.

Artists’ books and graphic works by Conor Lucey.

Paper-cut artists’ books by Beatrice Coron.

UWE Bristol Centre for Fine Print Research,  artists’ books website for projects, exhibitions, archives, publications and free downloads including the Book Arts Newsletter.

For useful bookarts web resource links.

Search engine for book arts study and research in selected institutions and collections in the UK, with useful links.

Book Works (established 1974) website, lots of useful information on artists’ publications, projects and mail order.

Artists’ books by Ken Campbell.

Reinhard Grüner’s excellent artist’s book collection website.

Zines, books and artworks by FLY.

Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild.

Japanese international gallery / book art research publishing.

Circle Press (established 1967) publishes artists’ editions of classic and contemporary texts, posters and books.

Digital photography, artists’ books and publications by Douglas Holleley, author of Digital Book Design and Publishing.

Fine Press books, plus links to a number of related websites.

Artists’ books by Simon Cutts, Erica van Horn and associated artists and writers.

Artists’ books and online projects by Angie Waller.

Karen Schwitzer's Ker-bloom! zine, each issue always letterpress-printed.

The Daily Twit, a nonsensical newspaper about nothing, by Magnus Irvin.

Artists’ books and editions by Jackie Batey, with working visuals and background information on each book.

Artists’ books by Lin Charlston, Heather Weston and Emily Artinian.

Bookworks, publications and works by Sarah Albon, Clare Bryan, Sue Doggett, James Keith and Penny Stanford.

Heinz Stefan Bartkowiak’s Forum Book Art (established 1988) publication website with artists’ images, mail order, useful links and events information.

Books and related items by David Rees.

For information on Granary Books artists’ and writers’ projects.

Susan Angebranndt’s letterpress and fine press works with useful information.

Artists’ books by Ral Veroni.

Established by Wilber Schilling (aka Chip) in 1993, Indulgence Press publishes contemporary authors, artists and poets.

Online site for the Journal of Artists’ Books, established by Brad Freeman.

Artists’ books by Karen Hanmer.

KAREN is more interested in the weather than what to wear, sell by dates than celebrity.

Keith Smith’s Books, an invaluable website for his bookbinding guides, information and mail order.

Artists’ books by Laura Russell.

A good resource for links and information on book arts.

Founded in 1993 to publish contemporary works by artists and writers.

The Mobilivre-Bookmobile travels across the USA and Canada in a vintage airstream trailer, visiting communities with a range of over 300 artists’ bookworks.

Mark Pawson’s wonderful website of multiples, artists’ books and much more.

Australian gallery with an annual artist’s book programme of events.

Artists’ books and related works by Otto.

Bookbinding and book works by Carmencho Arregui.

Photo Book Art Gallery website, Connecticut, USA. 

Writers Forum, a non-profit-making publisher of innovative poetries founded by the late Bob Cobbing (1920-2002).

Major site for artists’ books with links to book arts websites, and the Book Arts-L discussion forum.

Carol Barton’s kinetic book works and pop-ups with useful information and links.

Founded in 2004 by Kris Merola and Tate Shaw. The publishers collaborate with visual, sound, and language artists to produce contemporary publications.

Artists’ books by Gray Fraser.

Francis van Maele’s Redfoxpress, for mail art and artists’ books.

Artists’ books and related projects by Canadian artist Bill Burns.

The Rare Books Collection and permanent exhibition: Mirror of the World. 

Stuart Mugridge’s artists’ books projects and links.

Listings and advice for small press publishers.

Océane Delleaux’s research website for artists’ publications.

Spy Emerson’s Underground Public Library project.

A fantastic site for South African artists’ books, packed with information. 

Judith Hoffberg's Umbrella journal online.

Weproductions’ catalogue of artists’ books (established 1971) and useful links.

Artists’ books by Ana Vicente and Ivan Richards. 

Artists’ Books and projects by Norwegian artist Kurt Johannessen.

A mine of information on all aspects of Zines from archives to making, and places to see them.

UK-based exhibition and information website, featuring artists making books, artist’s book gallery, news and links.


further reading on the book arts

Further reading on the Book Arts


Bartkowiak, Heinz Stefan, Bartkowiak’s Forum Book Art, Hamburg, Germany,  see


Barton, Carol, The Pocket Paper Engineer: How to Make Pop-Ups Step-by-Step, Popular Kinetics Press, USA, 2005, ISBN 0 9627752 0 7


Bicknell, Les, Are There Any Limits To What Can Be Called Book Art? Essex, 1994


Bodman, Sarah (ed), Artist’s Book Yearbook 2008-2009, Impact Press, Bristol, UK, ISBN 0 9547025 6 5


Bodman, Sarah (ed), Artist’s Book Yearbook 2006-2007, Impact Press, Bristol, UK, ISBN 0 9543810 9 2


Bodman, Sarah (ed), Artist’s Book Yearbook 2003-2005, ISBN 0 9536076 9 0

(O/P free PDF download from


Bodman, Sarah (ed), Artist’s Book Yearbook 2001-2, Impact Press, Bristol, UK, ISBN 0 9536076 7 4


Bodman, Sarah, Artists’ Books Creative Production and Marketing, Impact Press UWE Bristol, 2007, ISBN 0 9547025 7 3  (free PDF download from


Bodman, Sarah Creating Artists’ Books A & C Black, London, July 2005, ISBN 0 7136 6509 2 - 2nd edition, A & C Black, London, December 2007, ISBN 9-780713-6387521 and Creating Artists’ Books Watson-Guptill, New York, September 2005, ISBN 0 8230 1012 0


Bright, Betty, No Longer Innocent: Book Art in America 1960-1980, Granary Books, New York, 2005, ISBN 1 887123 71 7


Bury, Dr Stephen, Artists’ Books: The Book as a Work of Art 1963-1995, Scolar Press, London, 1998, ISBN 185928 163X


Bury, Dr Stephen, Artists’ Multiples 1935-2000 Ashgate, Hants, 2001, ISBN 0 7546 0075 0


Castleman, Riva, A Century of Artists’ Books MOMA, New York, 1994, ISBN 0878781517


Clay, Steven (ed), When will the book be done? Granary Books publishing from 1980s onwards, Granary Books, New York, 2001, ISBN 188712343


Courtney, Cathy, Private Views and Other Containers, Estamp, London, 1992,

ISBN 1 871831 09 1


Courtney, Cathy, The Looking Book: A pocket history of Circle Press 1967-1996,

Circle Press, London, 1996, ISBN 0 90138071 7


Courtney, Cathy, Speaking of Book Art: Interviews with British and American Book Artists, The Red Gull Press, 1999, ISBN 0962637254


Doggett, Sue, Bookworks: Books, Memory and Photo Albums, Journals, and Diaries Made by Hand, Watson-Guptill Publications, 1998, ISBN 0823004910


Doggett, Sue, Bookworks: Fresh Approaches to the Practical Art of Bookbinding,  

Apple Press, 1998, ISBN: 1840920904


Doggett, Sue, Handmade Books, A&C Black, 2003, ISBN 0713667699


Drucker, Johanna, The Century Of Artists' Books, 2nd edition paperback, Granary Books, USA, 2004, ISBN 1 887123 02 04


Ford, Simon, Artists’ Books in UK and Eire Libraries, Estamp, London, 1992


Fusco, Maria and Hunt, Ian (eds), Put About: A Critical Anthology on Independent Publishing, Book Works, London, 2004, ISBN 1 870699 70 X


Gooding, Mel and Rothenstein, Julian, The Book of Shrigley, Redstone Press, London, 2005, ISBN 1 870003 24 1


Harrison, Holly, Altered Books, Collaborative Journals, and Other Adventures in Bookmaking, Rockport Publishers, Mass, USA, 2003, ISBN 1564969959


Hellion, Martha (ed), Libros de Artista/Artists' Books, Vol I, Turner, Mexico, 2003,

ISBN 84 7506 580 5


Hellion, Martha (ed), Libros de Artista/Artists' Books Ulises Carrión: Personal Worlds or Cultural Strategies, Vol II, Turner, Mexico, 2003, ISBN 84 7506 581 3


Hoffberg, Judith, Umbrella: The Anthology 1978-1998, Umbrella Editions, Santa Monica, USA, 1999, ISBN 0 9635042 2 3


Holleley, Douglas Digital Book Design and Publishing, Clarellen, New York, 2003, ISBN 0 9707138 0 0


Hubert, Renée Riese and Judd David, The Cutting Edge of Reading: Artists' Books, Granary Books, New York, 1999, ISBN 1887123210


Johnson, Robert and Stein, Donna, Artists’ Books in the Modern Era 1870-2000:

The Reva and David Logan Collection of Illustrated Books, Thames and Hudson, London and Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, 2001, ISBN 0 500 2394 8


Klima, Stefan, Artists’ Books: A Critical Survey of the Literature, Granary Books, New York, 1998, ISBN 1 887 12318 0


Lauf, Cornelia and Phillpot, Clive, Artist/Author: Contemporary Artists’ Books,

Distributed Art Publishers (DAP), USA, 1998, ISBN 1 881 61694 0


Lyons, Joan (ed), Artists’ Books: A Critical Anthology and Sourcebook, Visual Studies Workshop Press, New York, 1993, ISBN 0 879 05280 5


Moeglin-Delcroix, Anne (ed), Looking, Telling, Thinking, Collecting: four directions of the artist's book from the sixties to the present, Edizioni Corraini, 2004, ISBN 978 8887942811


Peixoto, Tanya (ed), Artist’s Book Yearbook, Magpie Press, Middlesex, UK

1994-5, ISBN 0 9523880 0 6

1996-7, ISBN 0 9523880 6 5

1998-99, ISBN 0 9523880 3 0

(all available from


Phillpot, Clive and Hendricks J, Fluxus: selections from the Gilbert and Lila Silverman collection, MOMA, New York, 1988, ISBN 0 87070 311 0


Rolo, Jane and Hunt, Ian (eds), Book Works: A Partial History and Sourcebook, Book Works, London, 1996, ISBN 1 870699 20 3


Rothenberg, Jerome (ed), A Book of the Book: Some Works and Projections about the Book and Writing, Granary Books, New York, 2000, ISBN 1887123288


Silveira, Paulo, A Pagina Violada: Da ternura a injuria na construçao do livro de artista, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sol, Brazil, 2001, ISBN 85 7025 585 3


Smith, Keith, 200 Books: An Annotated Bibliography, Keith Smith Books, New York, 2000, ISBN 0-9637682-7-1


Keith Smith has written numerous books on binding, concepts and formats for book artists, for the full titles list see:


Trusky, Tom, James Castle: his life and art, Idaho Center for the Book, Idaho, USA, 2004, ISBN 0932129412


Turner, Sylvie (ed) Facing The Page: British Artists’ Books, Estamp, London, 1993, ISBN 1 871831 11 3


White, Maria, Perratt, Patrick and Lawes, Liz, Artists’ books: A Cataloguers’ Manual, ARLIS/UK & Ireland, UK, 2006, ISBN 978 0 9552445 0 6


Zeier, Franz Books, Boxes and Portfolios: Binding, Construction and Design Step-by-step, Tab Books, USA, 1990 ISBN: 0830634835

design services, bookbinders & print studios



Book Works Studio

19 Holywell Row, London EC2A 4JB

Tel: 020 7247 2203

Contact: Rob Hadrill

We offer a singular service in hand bookbinding, boxmaking, letterpress printing and printmaking, and specialise in making one-off and limited  edition books, boxes, artists’ multiples and portfolios.



Brighton Independent Printmaking (BIP)

Module B1, Enterprise Point, Melbourne Street

Brighton BN2 3LH

Tel: 01273 691496

Contact: Ann d’Arcy Hughes or Jane Sampson

An open access Fine-Art print workshop.  Regular workshops and classes.



Bristol Bound Bookbinding

300 North Street, Ashton Gate, Bristol BS3 1JU

Tel: 0117 966 3300

Contact: Rachel and Richard James

Bookbinders specialising in restoration, leather and cloth artists’ books, albums and presentation boxes. We undertake any binding projects.



Cotswold Bookbinders

Oak Tree House, Ewen, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 6BT

Tel: 01285 770458

Contact: John Jameson

Offering a highly skilled and professional service to a wide variety of customers from the private collector, to the Secondhand & Antiquarian book trade and to Libraries.

A wide range of binding tasks are undertaken from simple repairs to  sensitive restoration.  Occasional bookbinding courses also run in the South West.


Harrington & Squires

The Corridor, 136a Fortress Road

London NW5 2HP

Tel: 0207 2671500

Contact: Vicky Fullick / Chrissie Charlton

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday,

by appointment. Bespoke small format letterpress designers and printers, limited editions of books, badges, letterheads, business cards, invitations etc.

Founded in 2002, by designers/typographers

Chrissie Charlton and Vicky Fullick.


Dove Studios (The Print Room)

Butleigh, Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6 8TL

Tel: 01458 850 682

Contact: Bronwen Bradshaw

Courses in book arts and printmaking offered in studio environment with etching and hand-printing facilities. Occasional exhibitions of prints and artists’ books.


Bob Howe

Cox’s Cottage, 49 Cleeve Hill Road

Cleeve, Bristol BS49 4PH

Tel: 01934 832671


Traditional Letterpress Printer.




425 Harrow Road, London W10 4RE

Tel: 020 8969 3247

Open access printmaking facilities and courses for artists and designers, with gallery showing contemporary prints.



New North Press

Standpoint Studios

45 Coronet Street, London N1 6HD

Tel: 020 7729 3161

Contact: Graham Bignell

Editioning service for linocuts, wood engravings and woodcuts, and typesetting for artists’ books and collaborations.



Regional Print Centre

Canolfan Argraffu, Ranbarthol

Yale College, Grove Park Road

Wrexham LL12 7AA, UK

Tel: 01978 311794 (ext: 2286)

Since 2002 the centre has offered open access printmaking facilities to artists and designers from across Wales and beyond. Subscribe to e-bulletin for more information.


Salisbury Bookbinders

Cole Street Farm

Cole Street Lane, Gillingham, Dorset SP8 5JQ

Tel: 01747 835696

Hand bindery with lots of experience working in creative partnership and with artists to present material in interesting ways.



Seacourt Print Workshop

78 Hamilton Road, Bangor, Co. Down

BT20 4LG, Northern Ireland

Tel/fax: 028 9146 0595


Facilities for traditional and digital printmaking; courses, workshops, talks.

Open access and collaborative printmaking.



Spike Island Printmakers

133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX

Tel: 0117 929 0135

Contact: Irena Czapska

Open access (24 hours for keyholders) fine-art print studio for artists and those wishing to print.




Neil Crawford

70A Muswell Hill Road, London, N10 3JR

Tel: 020 8444 1234

Typography for artists’ books and catalogues.

Collaborations include: Ian Tyson A cast of Dice never can annul Chance, Tetrad, London; Sandy Sykes Lament for Ignacio Sánchez Mejías, WSAP Editions, London; Correspondences: A collaboration, EMH Arts/Eagle Graphics, London; Jane Bustin/ Andrew Renton (Atem wende) And a year ago, I commemorated a missed encounter…, EMH Arts, London; Jane Joseph/Mel Gooding A Little Flora of Common Plants, EMH Arts, London; Andrew Bick  Variant/Gloom, EMH Arts, London.



Valle Walkley

The Studio, 19 Hammelton Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 3PZ

Tel: 020 8289 6613

Contact: Daniella Valle, Richard Walkley

Freelance graphic design partnership, specialising in print (book design / typography / artists’ books). Can manage projects through to production. Est. 2002.


information from the British Library
The Cataloguing-in-Publication (CIP)
The Cataloguing-in-Publication (CIP) Programme alerts libraries and other book buyers to forthcoming titles in advance of publication. The British Library contracts an outside agency (currently Bibliographic Data Services Limited) to gather information from publishers on their future titles. A standardised catalogue record for each title is then created to include the author, title, publisher, date of publication, price, and ISBN. Name headings are authority controlled. Library of Congress Subject Headings and Dewey Decimal Classification numbers are added to enable subject access. Up to 16 weeks in advance of publication, these CIP records are added to a range of British Library products and services which are available to public, academic and other libraries, and bibliographic information providers and agencies worldwide. Acquisitions librarians routinely use CIP information in order to place advance orders for new titles.
The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)
The International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) is an internationally accepted code which identifies the title of serial publications. It is an eight digit number consisting of seven digits plus a check digit which enables a computer to recognise when the number is incorrectly cited. The check digit may be an X, otherwise the ISSN is fully numeric.

The ISSN is not connected with ownership of the journal, nor does it confer copyright or protect the title of the serial from use by other publishers. The ISSN is not related to legal deposit. Under the Copyright Act of 1911, as amended by the British Library Act of 1972, all publications, including individual issues of serials, must be deposited with the British Library whether they carry an ISSN or not.
Legal Deposit
Publishers and distributors in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland have a legal obligation to send one copy of each of their publications to the Legal Deposit Office of the British Library within one month of publication.

The right of the British Library to receive one copy of every publication distributed in the United Kingdom or Republic of Ireland is based on the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 and the Irish Copyright Act 1963 (currently being replaced by similar provisions in the Copyright and Related Rights Bill of 1999).

ISBN related links
The UK Standard Book Numbering Agency Ltd is the National ISBN Agency for the UK and the Republic of Ireland. It is responsible for assigning ISBN Publisher Prefixes to publishers based in the UK or Republic of Ireland.
Nielsen BookData was formed during July 2002 with the intention of merging Whitaker, first Edition and Book Data. The three companies have served the book industry for more than 140 years. Nielsen BookData offers bibliographic data services to publishers, booksellers and libraries in over 100 countries worldwide. Nielsen BookNet offers the combined electronic trading services of first Edition and Whitaker through Nielsen BookData.

Intellectual Property & Copyright
This site is the Government-backed home of UK Intellectual Property on the Internet. They aim to bring you all the answers to your questions and all the resources you need to find your way through the IP jungle of Copyright, Designs, Patents and Trade Marks.
The Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd. (CLA) is the UK's Reproduction Rights Organisation and a member of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO).

Formed in 1982, it is a non-profit making company owned by its members, the Authors' Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS) and the Publishers Licensing Society(PLS), to encourage and promote respect for copyright.
" We stimulate innovation and enhance the international competitiveness of British Industry and commerce. We offer customers an accessible, high quality, value for money system both national and international, for granting intellectual property rights. We develop staff to meet this mission. "

various associations & guilds
The Booksellers Association of the United Kingdom and Ireland Limited, representing over 95% of booksellers in the UK and Ireland, is committed to providing the widest possible range of services to its membership, the value of which far outweigh the cost of being a member.

Their services range from the commercial, such as reduced rates on credit and debit cards and a tailor made insurance scheme, to the practical, such as the 'Christmas Books' catalogue and carrier bags, to the intangible but invaluable, such as representation to Government and the EU.
The Independent Publishers Guild (IPG) is the membership organisation for independent publishing companies. The primary purposes of the IPG are
• to promote knowledge about publishing
• to provide members with a forum for the exchange of ideas and information.

The IPG, which was established in 1962 in London, celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2002 with its highest-ever membership numbers (now over 360), and an increasingly high profile within the industry. A wide variety of English Language publishing activity is represented by our membership, and as a combined presence we are a highly significant sector of the UK publishing industry.
Book Industry Communication is an independent organisation sponsored and part-funded by the Publishers Association, Booksellers Association, the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals and the British Library to promote increased efficiency in the book and serials supply chain – physical and electronic – through the application of standard processes and procedures and e-commerce.
The Publishers Association is the leading trade organisation serving book, journal and electronic publishers in the UK. It brings publishers together to discuss the main issues facing the industry and to define the practical policies that will take the industry forward. The aim of The Publishers Association is to serve and promote by all lawful means the interest of book journal and electronic publishers and to protect those interests.