The Artist Book 3.0
A forum for artists, curators, librarians, students, and
researchers interested in artist books and the book arts
(has many links to other organisations).
Links to a large selection of book arts related sites on the web.
The Center for Book Arts (New York)
Centre des Livres d’Artistes
Based in Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche, France, CDLA is home to a growing collection of artists’ books and an exhibition space dedicated exclusively to this type of publication.
Centre for Fine Print Research
University of the West of England.
The Codex Foundation exists to preserve and promote
the hand-made book as a work of art in the broadest
Search over 70 UK and Irish academic national & specialist library
catalogues – a useful resource for locating rare books within the UK.
The Directory of Artists’ Books Collections
Mainly in the United States and Canada.
East Street Arts
Contemporary arts organisation in Leeds focusing on development of artists and provision of artists’ studios.
The Elephant Trust
The Trust was set up in 1975 to make it possible for artists and those presenting their work to undertake and complete projects when frustrated by lack of funds. It is committed to supporting new work with the help of grants and bequests.
The Visual Arts category has a dedicated selection of international online
resources for artists’ books.
Journal of Artists’ Books
A forum for the study of artists’ books, JAB publishes critical and theoretical articles, reviews of artists’ books and exhibitions, and commentary on conferences and other book art-related activities. Subsrciption required for the journal but JAB online has many special features not found in the printed edition.
Leeds Visual Arts Forum (LVAF)
Librarians’ Index to the Internet
This site has lists of links to resources for visual arts, book arts,
literature, publishing and links to library catalogues around the world.
The Library is an experimental site initiated by guest curators, each authoring their own shelf. It’s a place of exchange and a generator of responses.
London Centre for Book Arts
The UK’s only open-access resource and education centre dedicated to book arts. Based in Fish Island, Near Hackney Wick in east London.
Nordic Book Arts
An active and open forum for Nordic book arts and
Established over 20 years ago at Hebden Bridge, a not for profit cooperative organisation, run by its members. They offer high quality, affordable studio spaces and a thriving education programme, including short courses in bookbinding.
Performance as Publishing
An independent practice-based research project led by Nicole Bachmann and Ruth Beale. It explores, through their own and other artists’ practice, the relationship between the written word (archival material, found texts, fiction and art writing) and exhibition-making, audio and performance.
Research Group for Artist Publications based in Sheffield.
St. Bride Library
Opened in London in 1895, contains over 50,000 books covering all aspects of printing.
The San Francisco Center for the Book
The Serving Library
A cooperatively-built archive assembled around a public website, small physical library space and publishing programme.
In London, The Showroom is a centre for contemporary art that is focused on a collaborative and process-driven approach to art production. It operates on the intersections of art, participation and research, supporting artists through commissions, public and community projects, exhibitions and a research programme.
The Society of Bookbinders
A UK-based educational charity dedicated to traditional and contemporary bookbinding and to the preservation and conservation of the printed and written word.
South African Artists’ Books
Website exploring research, practice, production, collecting and
documenting of artists’ books in South Africa.
Spanish Artists’ Books (Spanish text)