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Amidst the “gathering and scattering” activities of Library[1], for our collection of artists’ books there is a necessary emphasis on gathering; the scattering is more contained. The books are locked in protective cabinets because their rarity or uniqueness, their fragility and sometimes their value means they will not sit easily upon an open shelf.

This is a personal blog about the Special Collection of Artists’ Books at Leeds College of Art Library, making the collection more accessible by providing a virtual exhibition space, sharing news and giving links to regularly updated resources for artists engaged in making books. It is not intended to be a substitute for seeing and holding these works of art but it may provide some reading room and an alternative key to the cabinets.

All views are my own.

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One comment

  1. Hi, I wanted to thank you for the follow! Please be aware that my blog is a bilingual one. So you may get links to some poems in English as well as to some in Italian… Pictures, on the other hand, have no language barriers 😉
    Keep up the good work.
    Anna

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