Sites of Book Arts Interest

Welcome to one of the most comprehensive lists of book arts links on the Web,

Links are organized into the following categories:

Bookbinding | Calligraphy | Inks | Conservation | Leather & Vellum | Papermaking | Paper MarblingOrganizations | Type & Printing | Wood Engraving | Book Artists & Presses | Book Dealers | Exhibitions & Collections  | Reference | Etcetera

Bookbinding, a reproduction of The Art of Bookbinding, by Joseph W. Zaehnsdorf, 3rd Edition Published in London 1897

Aerssens, Cor, bookbinder and boxmaker, The Netherlands

Alstrom, Eric , BookWorks

American Graphic Arts, Inc. – Bookbinding and Printing Machinery

Art Archives and Antiquarian Books, David Theobald, conservation and restoration services

Ateliers Muriel Maire

Beddall Bookbinding Conservation and Restoration, British Columbia

Binders’ Guild Newsletter, hints and tips on solving binding problems from a practical perspective

Bind It Fast, make or repair books with this easy technique (Japanese style), adapted from an article in Boy’s Life

Bonefolder, The, an e-journal for the bookbinder and book artist (an outgrowth of the Book Arts Web)

Book Arts Web, The, and archives of the Book_Arts-L mailing list, maintained by Peter Verheyen

Book Doctor, The, Dr. Brian Roberts’s page(s) in Newfoundland are newly redesigned. Look for his article on tool sharpening

Bookbinding & Royal Bindings by Paul Tronson – Master Bookbinder

Bookbinding Dictionary a descriptive terminology by Etherington & Roberts.

BookMakers an extensive catalogue of binding and other book arts supplies

Colberg, Susan

Craft Bookbinding Company, Wilmington, Delaware

Eden Workshops, a bookbinders resource

Felton, Keith, Felton Bookbinding Limited

Filigrane, French craft binding

Fine Art of British Bookbinding, The, an online exhibit of the work of six British binders

Fore-edge Painting and minature painting by Martin Frost

Fox, Gabrielle, Bookbinder

Francoeur, Hélène, Bookbinding, Book Repair, Book Restoration, Papermaking, Gary Frost’s web site dedicated to the preservation and persistence of the changing book

Gilded Dragon Studio of Sarah Butt, Calgary Alberta

Goldfingers the last gold beaters in France, it is a family operation since 1834! (French only)

Gouey, Denis, Bookbinding Studio has a page with 18th and 19th century bookbinders labels, also one on 19th c. advertising for bookbinding

Harcourt Bindery services and supplies (with 9 pages of used finishing tools)

Henk Linde Boek- en Papierrestauratie, book and paper restoration, in Dutch

Illtyd Perkins Woodworking, bookbinding tools (presses, sewing frames, boards), Saltspring Island, British Columbia

i BookBinding, free bookbinding resources

In A Bind, an Calgary-based book arts supplier providing bookbinding materials in smaller quantities

International Dunhuang Project Bookbinding Pages provides an explanation of various styles of Chinese binding including pothi, butterfly, etc.

Japanese Paper Place, The, offers what is probably the largest selection of fine Japanese papers, particularly handmade, available anywhere in one location

Japanese-style Five-stitch Bookbinding

Jones on Bookbinding a tutorial on the archival photocopying and binding of favourite paperbacks

Kater Crafts Mel Kavin’s bindery in Pico Rivera, California

Keller, Michael, book and document restorer and hand-binder.

Knops Boekrestauratie Conservation & Restoration of Books and Paper

Kozo Arts, San Francisco, bookbinding materials as well as finished pieces

Lallier, Monique, Design Bookbindings

Lehmann Bindery bookbinding, equipment, and supplies, Vista, CA
Leonard’s Book Restoration Station

Lloyd, Trevor, in addition to binding and restoration services, Trevor also offers paring knives for sale

Motyka, Sam, Hand Made Books

Muma, Robert, a memorial web site to one of the foremost bookbinders and restorationists of his time in Canada

Octavia Press bookbinding, Calgary Alberta

Old English Bindery & John Smart Bookbinders

Otter Bindery, Surrey, England; also offers bookbinding courses

Out of Binding, The Crossed Structure Binding and other subjects related to books by Carmencho Arregui

Paper Place, The, decorative and handmade Japanese papers, Queen Street West, Toronto

Paper-Ya, papers from around the world

Paper Bindings Exhibit

Permanent Crease Bindery

Praxis Bookbindery

Precious Covers: Bookbinding, from Cigar Aficionado magazine

Rag and Bone Bindery albums, guestbooks, journals, etc.

Rash, Don, fine bookbinder

Rasmussen Bindery, North Vancouver, British Columbia, bookbinding, book repair, dissertations, law books

Red Bone Binderij of Natasha Herman

Russells bookcraft & conservation suppliers

Shepherds Bookbinding, which has merged with Sangorski, Sutcliffe & Zaehnsdorf

Sherman, Stanley M., Bookbinder

Simple Book Repair Manual, A, from Dartmouth College Library

Sobota, Jan & Jarmila, Bookarts in the Czech Republic

Spiral Bindings in a Hard Cover: An Alternative to Rebinding by William Minter (beginning on page six of the .pdf document)

Talas Professional Archival, Conservation and Restoration Supplies

Taylor, Don – Bookbinder

Teasdale Brown hand bookbinding

Three Ring Binders, The, a group of hand bookbinders located in Somerville, Massachusetts

Van Loon’s, Josee, Home Page a binder in Belgium

Vienna book cloth, manufactured by Nebel KG

Wu, Robert, bookbinder, gilder, boxmaker, marbler

Young, Julia Weese, Books: Binding and Design

Calligraphy & Lettering

Alphabetica Homepage calligraphic posters

Alphabytes Homepage Rob Leuschke’s handlettered designs

Angelo’s Calligraphy Page

Association of Calligraphic Arts

Atelier de Calligraphie

Belle Lettere Calligraphy exhibition, workshop, etc, w/ an English version

Black, Gemma, Calligrapher, Canberra, Australia

Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild in Calgary

Caliriel – Eyrie of Calligraphy Chinese lettering

Calligraphers Guild of Manitoba, The

Calligrapher’s Ink Home Page of Joanne Fink

Calligraphic Arts Guild of Toronto

Calligraphy Centre, Wintson-Salem, North Carolina

Calligraphy Ring, The, a ring of linked calligraphy sites

Calligraphy stock photos and images on

Calligraphy Studio guide to web resources, with links to other calligraphy sites and free downloadable fonts

Catherine’s Celtic Cloister

Cecilia’s Galleries of Australian Calligraphy includes book art

Celtic Art by Patrick Gallagher.

Celtic Art and Illumination by Cari Buziak a French site with an English section

CORACLE Magazine of Celtic Art and Calligraphy, The

Cornwell ScribeWorks Illuminated Manuscripts: Calligraphy and Illumination

Cotton, Dan, hand lettering artist

Crittenden, Harvest, Acorn Arts Calligraphy

Cutting a Quill Pen Anglo-Saxon and Viking Crafts – Manuscript Production

Cynscribe Calligraphy Directory, links to calligraphy sites, suppliers, and other resources, including Canada Calligraphy Links

Danae Art, calligraphic art by Elizabeth Danae

Dean, Holly, Calligraphic Arts

Edward Johnston Foundation, The, A Research Centre for Calligraphy and the Lettering Arts & the Legacy of Edward Johnston

Eliza – Lettering Design – Calligrapher

Friends of the Alphabet

Gladstone’s, Kate, handwriting sites with links to various other sites

Hamilton Calligraphy Guild, Hamilton, Ontario

Hill Monastic Manuscript Library at the College of Saint Benedict/Saint John’s University

IAMPETH The International Association of Master Penmen, Engrossers, Teachers of Handwriting

Islamic Calligraphy with Mohamed Zakariya, a transcript of the film with interleaved GIF images and associated QuickTime audio/video clips

John Neal Books and calligraphy supplies

Ketubah and Hebrew calligraphy by Karny Rivlin Vorona

Lee, Beth, calligrapher, book artist

Letter Arts Review is now found on the John Neal Bookseller web page.

Library Online Inc., searchable database of famous quotes

Matty’s Calligraphy, Matthew Farrow’s Celtic-inspired calligraphy and knotwork

Modern Calligraphy Collection, The, of the National Art Library at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Nakayama Yoshie, Calligraphy & Lettering Arts

Niagara Calligraphy Resource Centre, software for drawing calligraphy guidelines (curved or straight)

Quill Pens Part 1 contains broad guidelines, Part 2 info on cutting a quill, and Part 3 is about ink. Other pages on the site (Anglo-Saxon and Viking Crafts) deal with manuscript production and scriptoria

Quotations Page, The, quotations and links

Sabanci Collection Ottoman Calligraphy

Saint John’s Bible, The, hand printed and illuminated by calligrapher Donald Jackson a French site

Scriptorium Lundensis of Claes Lindblad articles and links re callig, inks (incl sticks), binders, pigments, etc

Shear, Jamie, Torah scrie and Ketuah artist

Society of Scribes & Illuminators, The, with membership info

Teri Martin Designs

Turkish calligraphy – Les Arts Turcs – and other arts

Washington Calligraphers Guild, The

Waters, Julian, hand lettering and design

Winsor and Newton – The World’s Finest Art Supplies

Wood, Dave, and The Dave Wood Calligraphy Art Gallery, Australia

World Calligraphic & Book Arts Travel Guide maintained by Cecilia Sharpley

Write On Calligraphers, located in Edmonds, Washington

xyzink calligraphy and graphic design (nice logo but a fairly empty site)


Ink Corrosion Homepage The site offers detailed information on iron gall ink, ink corrosion, current research, and conservation techniques

Inks a page of ink recipes and more from “The Household Cyclopedia”

Making Permanent Gallotannate Ink by Evan Lindquist; 3 other pages about old ink

Conservation & Preservation

Abbey Publications Ellen McCrady’s newsletter of conservation and bookbinding and The Alkaline Paper Advocate

American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Archival Products, also check out the Newsletter

CCI Home Page, The – La page d’accueil de l’ICC the Canadian Conservation Institute

Centre for Book Conservation in German and English (ZFB, which is a mass treatment center,is making plans to open near Boston.)

Collector’s Guide, The: Conserving Works of Art on Paper

Conservation Book Repair, a training manual, by Artemis Bona Dea, which is downloadable as a whole or in chapters, in Adobe PDF format

Conservation By Design Limited, supplier to the Queen

Conservation OnLine maintained by the Preservation Dept. of Stanford University Libraries.

Cornell University Library Dept. of Preservation and Conservation, has a section on simple enclosures

Dartmouth College, Preservation Services

Guidelines for the Conservation of Leather and Parchment Bookbindings, a translation of a 1995 Dutch publication, in 10 parts; from the Koninklijke Bibliotheek

Hogbristle Needles for Sewing by Jack C. Thompson

Institute of Conservation (ICON), in the United Kingdom, concerned with book and paper artefacts

Johns Hopkins University Preservation Department, The Sheridan Libraries

Library of Congress: Frequently Asked Questions on Preservation

North East Document Conservation Center

Preservation Education and Awareness for Library Users

Preservation Resources Home Page

Structure Outline for Book Description Documentation by Robert Espinosa

Syracuse University Preservation Department

Thompson Conservation Lab with info on the Caber Press, Istor Productions, Technology of the Medieval Book Workshop, and GBW videos

Washington State University Libraries, Conservation and Preservation

Yale University, Preservation Department

Leather & Vellum

Harmatan Leather

Hewit & Sons Ltd, suppliers of leather for nearly 200 years.
Also, Skin Deep, Hewit’s magazine about leather and books.

Making of a Medieval Book and Parchment Making, The Getty Museum exhibitions

Pergamena Handmade Parchment, a U.S. producer of deerskin, goatskin, and calfskin parchment

Sofic Paris, velvet goat, boarded goat, natural calf, anilin calf, and cow leather

Paper Making

Awagami Factory Washi

Babcock, John, hand made paper

Botanical PaperWorks handmade paper and invitations

Cain, Wendy, paper artist and printmaker

Castle Papers & Press of Brian Queen in Calgary

Deckled Edge, The, handmake paper, bookbinding, printing by Judith Rudoler

Dieu Donné Papermill, a not-for-profit papermill located in the Soho area of New York City

Fibre Space site of the International Paper Historians, with info on the organization; the history of paper, watermarks, etc

Freyer’s, Dieter, Buttenpapier (handmade paper) site in German and English: history, museums, instructions, producers, glossary, misc, and links

Friends of Dard Hunter history, news, etc, about the FDH.

Griffen Mill quality papers handmade in the UK

Hand Papermaking magazine, with articles for beginners

Handmade Paper Gifts by Elizabeth

Hiromi Paper International

Hollanders papershop in Ann Arbor

Inmark handmade paper & gift stationery items from India

Kaar, Joanne B, papermaking and bookbinding

Keene, Susan Warner, paper and textile artist

Magnolia Editions, papermaking and papermaking resources

Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio

Paper Project, The with scanning laser otographs of papers by Gene Valentine

Paper Road Tibet, dedicated to preserving the history of and revitalizing papermaking in Tibet

Papermaking Resource Guide, Rebecca Redman’s wiki for hand papermaking programmes

Papermakers of Victoria Inc. Paper, Cardstock, Clip Art and other bookcraft items and simple plans

Papertrail, The, is Canada’s foremost supplier of materials and equipment for handmade paper


PaperWEIGHT, a UK-based group that focuses on paper as an art form

Paperwright, The Hand Papermaking Supplies

Papyri Pages Guide to Paper, Papermaking, and the History of Paper

Prairie Paper, an introduction to papermaking for grades 5 to 10, by Douglas Jones

Pyramid Atlantic, an artist-centered community which explores the arts of hand papermaking, printmaking, and artists’ books

Robert C. Williams American Museum of papermaking

Ross, Darrell S., papermaking projects and paper art

Ruscombe Paper Mill, Margaux, France

Seastone Papers on Martha’s Vineyard, with info on workshops and process.

Stiffe, Gail, Hands On Paper, with directions for making paper from plants

Twinrocker Paper, history of the mill, product list, and a description of papermaking

Paper Decorating & Marbling

All things to do with Paper Marbling

Art on Water Hand Marbled Papers by Leah Zhang, Ottawa

Bibliography of Marbling Books on Peter Verheyen’s website

Colophon Book Arts Supply marbling supplies, with an online catalogue

Dharma Trading Co., marbling supplies

Dodin’s Marbling, Hand marbled paper, marbling supplies

Hamburger Buntpapier, traditional European decorated paper by Susanne Krause

Historical Marbled Papers conservator Cor Knops is looking for marblers who can recreate these samples

Jemma Lewis Marbling and Design, Wiltshire, UK

John Ang Cheng Siew Paper Marbling blog, including a page of paper marbling links

Kileci, Mehmet Refil, Islamic Calligraphy & Turkist Marbling

Kristoferson Studio, paste and itajime papers by Susan Kristoferson

Lapierre, Lucie, marbler

Marbled Arts of Florence (Italy), marbled paper and objects

Marbled Papers, an essay from the digital collection, University of washington

Marbling for Paper and Fabric Galen Berry, supplies and information

Maurer, Diane,, handmade marbled papers

Nevins, Iris, Marbled Paper and supplies

Parissi, Evi, of Greece, Marbling by

Suminagashi, the ancient art of Japanese marbling

Traditional Turkish Marbling, a web site prepared by Alparslan Babaoglu

Valet, Alain, marblin


Note: some organizations may also be listed within the various categories above and below this section.

Bibliophile Resources: Societies & Organizations in the Books About Books Community, on the Oak Knoll Books web site

Alcuin Society, The

Amalgamated Printers’ Association, an organization composed of letterpress printing enthusiasts÷printers, typecasters, and collectors

American Printing History Association, The

American Society of Bookplate Collectors and Designers

ARA Canada, Les Amis de la Reliure d’Art du Canada

Austin Book Workers, Austin, Texas

Book Arts Guild, Seattle, Washington

Bookbinding Exhibitions Australia, mounting and touring book arts exhibitions in Australia

British Printing Society edited by Derek Fordred

Center for Book Arts, The, programmes and workshops in New York City

Cincinnati Book Arts Society, The

Centre for the History of the Book, The, an international and interdisciplinary centre for advanced research into all aspects of the material culture of the text – its production, circulation, and reception from manuscript to the electronic text

Cl— Ceardlann na gCnoc, a visual technology workshop in Ireland, publishing, amongst other things, artists’ books

CODEX Foundation, The, exists to preserve and promote the art and craft of the book

Columbia College Chicago Center for Book & Paper Arts

Designer Bookbinders in the United Kingdom

Fine Press Book Association, The

Grolier Club, The, (est 1884) History, Exhibitions, Publications, Library (on printing and related book arts)

Guild of Book Workers, info on membership, resources, etc. (mainly NYC but several Chapters elsewhere)

Honolulu Printmakers, supporting printmakers in Hawai’i

Idaho Center for the Book with links to other centres.

Meister der Einbandkunst ö Internationale Vereinigung e.V. – in German

Miniature Book Society, The, info about the society, annual conclaves, members’ work, links

Minnesota Center for Book Arts

Movable Book Society, The, with info on the society and links to other paper engineering sites

Origami Society of Toronto

Pacific Center for the Book Arts, San Francisco, California

Printing & Book Arts Center, Rochester, New York, part of the the Genesee Center for Arts & Education

Queensland Bookbinders Guild Inc.

Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec

San Francisco Center for the Book, The

Society of Bookbinders, The

Tokyo Bookbinding Club

Toronto Centre for the Book

Victorian Bookbinders Guild in Australia

William Morris Society

Type & Printmaking

A disagreeably facetious type glossary among other things.

American Amateur Press Association list of letterpress resources, links to museums.

Arion Press, The, of Andrew Hoyem

Atelier Press

Art Boards Printmaking Supplies

Baker, Paul, Typography extensive explanations of letterspacing, kerning, leading, and other typographic terms

Bell Type and Rule, manufacturers of foundry type for foil stamping and letterpress

Berliner, Harold, books, posters, and typecasting

Bibliographies: typographie, langue fr.

Black Rock Press, The, at the University of Nevada, Reno

Boxcar Press Fine Printing and Binding, and photopolymer platemaking

Briar Press, The – letterpress museum, classifieds, and papermaking by Elizabeth Nevin

Canadian Private Presses, from the Library and Archives Canada web site, showcasing the rich and varied private press movement in Canada

Capsule History of Typesetting on the History Buff’s Home Page

Caslon Ltd., table top presses, hot foil blocking machine

Don Black Linecasting supplier of type and used machines, a series of books that take a critical look at typograpphy and design in everyday lives, by John D. Berry

Drinnin, Christa, Print Gocco supplier

Excelsior Press Museum of Printing

Field Guide to Faces David Mundie’s type indentification system.

Green Dolphin Press, Weston, Connecticut

Handpress site of Richard-Gabriel Rummonds

Heavenly Monkey, the press of Rollin Milroy, Vancouver, B.C.

Herb Lubalin Study Center of Design and Typography, The

History and Practice of Typesetting

Hot Metal Services Home Page “dedicated to preserving and sharing information about and for Hot Metal Typesetting equipment”

Hutchinson’s, Bradley, Digital Letterpress – one foot in the 19th century & the other in the 21st.

Introduction to Letterpress Printing in the 21st Century, by David S. Rose / Five Roses Press

King Library Press, The, history, gallery, links.

Letterpress Alive in U.K., information about letterpress activities in the United Kingdom

LettError Type & Typography with animated typography.

LETPRESS@LISTSERV.UNB.CA, Archives, discussion list

Linotype Maintenance and Operation, devoted to the preservation and dissemination of knowledge about the maintenance and operation of Linotype machines

Lower East Side Printshop

M & H Type

Manutius, Aldus, a bibliography,

also In Aedibus Aldi The Legacy of Aldus Manutius and his Press; online exhibition catalogue from Brigham Young U.

Melbourne Museum of Printing

Monotype Corporation, The, history, fonts, and more, including Typography 101

Museum of Printing, The, in New England

Nenne: Typography, facts about typographers, designers, and their work

Pie Tree Press & Type Foundry, fine press printing, type design, and type casting

Printing Equipment for Sale – commercial, with classifieds

Private Presses of the United Kingdom, descriptions of 21 presses and their books

Serif: The Magazine of Type &Typography in print and on the web, including Sans Serif, its online companion

Silver Buckle Press a working museum of letterpress printing

Taylor, Andrea

Type & Typography Special Edition, selections from The Whittington Press, limited edition, avialable from Mark Batty Publisher

Type Club of Toronto, The

Type Directors Club is an international organization for all people who are devoted to excellence in typography, both in print and on screen

Type-High, a site attempting to catalogue wood type.

typoGRAPHIC, history of typography, structure (and evolution) of letterforms, glossary, and more

Typofile Magazine

Virtual Museum Printing Press

See also Digital Type links for digital typefounderies and designers.


Wood Engraving

Albee, Grace, an American printmaker (wood engraving), 1890-1985

Bewick, Thomas (1753-1828), The Bewick Society web site
other Bewick sites include Bewick wood engravings

Bull, David, wood block printmaker in Japan, includes the Classical Technique of Woodblock Printmaking, also check out the index to his newsletter for several interesting articles about visits to a papermaker, a brushmaker, a blockmaker, and more

DePol,John,wood engraver

DePol, John: How to Make a Wood Engraving;

also Finding Aid: The John DePol Collection of American Wood Engravings and Related Material at Rutgers University

English, Andy, printmaker (wood engravings), with a section on how-to and a gallery

Gill, Eric, and the Guild of St Dominic a conference at the University of Notre Dame in November 2000

Greentree Graphics Wood Engravings Gallery

Lawrence, T.N., & Sons, artists and printmaking supplies

McCurdy, Michael, fine wood engravings from a modern master.

Phillips, Walter J., watercolour artist and woodblock printmaker also, The Technique of the Colour Wood-cut

Westergard, Jim / Spanish Fly Press

Wood Engraver’s Network, a gallery of wood engraving prints and printmaking


Book Artists & Presses

Note: some artists are listed under their last name, others under their press name, so if
you don’t find someone under their name, check their press name.

Alembic Press, The of Claire Bolton, with a collection of typecase layouts

Alice Travel Cie, publishing books by artists

Aliquando Press, The of William Rueter

Ampersand Press of Alessandro Zanella in Italy (information on the press)

Antonic, Jelena

Arion Press, The, of Andrew Hoyem

At Bay Press, publishing imprint and book bindery in Toronto and Winnipeg

Art Jazz Books of c.j. grossman

Artists’ Books Review, a publication devoted exclusively to exploring the difference between artists’ books and fine press books, and how they fit into the realm called The Book Arts

atelier für papierdesign of Peter Baumgartner

Baldwin, Pat, Pequeño Press, Waterleaf Mill & Bindery.

Barbarian Press, The, of Jan and Crispin Elsted in Mission, BC

Barrow, Amanda, printmaker and book artist

Barton, Carol, Popular Kinetics Press

Beautiful Angle, an underground letterpress shop in the city of Tacoma

Blades, Joe, Broken Jaw Press

Bloodroot Press, of Jean Buescher Bartlett

Book Arts Press supporting the history of books and printing and related subjects

Book@rts, the books of Jules Siegel

Book and Letterpress Artists Featured on ChicagoPublishes

Book Arts in Quebec:carrefour des arts du livre

Bruggeman, Inge, INK-A! Press

Cabbagehead Press of John Risseeuw

Califia Books, distributor of artists’ books, letterpress, and fine press editions, San Francisco

Chax Press, of Charles Alexander

Coron, Béatrice, papercuts and bookart

Coviensky, Mira, book artist and workshop leader

Convivio Bookworks, formerly Red Wagon Press
Cowan, Vicki, at Studio Q

Cranberry Press of Mark & Marilyn Nero

Daiber, Steven C., Red Trillium Press

Dautricourt, Joelle , French artist working on Hebrew and latin letter and artist books since 1979

De Milo Design studio and letterpress

De Walden Press, Jan Kellett’s Hand Crafted Miniature Books

Deep Wood Press of Chad Pastotnik, with separate pages for press room and bindery

Editions, site of Ed Hutchins’ books

Elsner, Gretchen, pop up books, paint maker, printer, cloth pop up books

Ergo Pers Artists’ Books, publisher of artists books and illustrated books (primarily Dutch)

Esslemont, David, Solmentes Press, artist, designer, printer, bookbinder and publisher

Flying Fish Press, limited edition artists’ books by Julia Chen

Flying Paper Press, Jody Williams

Fournier, Jacques, &#201ditions Roselin

Frog Hollow Press, of Caryl Wyse Peters

Gaylord, Susan Kapuscinski, author, teacher, workshop leader

Groebner, Sandy

Grunge Papers, The, letter press printing and papermaking by Grant F. Wilkins

gycouture [design] of Guylaine Couture, Montreal, Quebec

Hanmer, Karen, artists’ books and installation

Hayner Art, “Under Freak Conditions”, a collaborative mixed meida book by Carl Heyward & Deborah Hayner

Hensel, Susan: Book Art

Hewett, Geoffrey & Karen, book artists (& musician)

Heyeck Press, The – Home Page

Hoffman, Judith, one of a kind artist’s books made from metals, paper, and found objects, also on-line tutorials

Holman, Shireen, printmaker and book artist

Huebsch, Rand, artist’s books

Intima Press, artists books by Mindy Belloff

Indian Hill Press fine, letterpress-printed books, broadsides and cards

Karen’s Whimsy: Altered and Handmade Books

Koch, Peter, Printers

Langerman, Elaine

Lasqueti Press, artist books and fibre studio of Linda M. Cunningham

Lewis, Amanda , artists’ books, calligraphy, paper decoration

Lilliput Press

Lin, Hannah of Farmdog Studios

Lizard Press of Melissa Kaup-Augustine

Loewy, Florence / Books by Artists

Lumiere Press of Michael Torosian, limited edition books on photography

MacCallum, Marlene, of Persnickety Press

Marsville Press, letterpress invitations and social stationery

Martin, Emily, and the Naughty Dog Press

Martin, Judith

Mayapple Press books by Judith Kerman

Michel, Karen, altered books

Miklaf, Yehuda, and the Shalom Yehuda Press, Israel

Minsky Online Home Page many examples of fine work by this pioneer book artist

Mission Creek Press artist books and handmade paper by Roberta Lavadour, includes a tutorial on making paper at home

Montgomery, Micheline

Morrish, David, Dead Cat Press

Moving Parts Press of Felicia Rice, fine art and literary publishing

Mystical Places Press publishes limited edition, hand-crafted miniature books celebrating the spirit and aesthetics of the natural environment

NetRing: Artists’ Books and Book Art

Nies, Sabina U., SUN Book Arts

Obata, Gen, Books

Old Stile Press, The, of Nicolas & Frances McDowall

Oudheusden, Kez van, Handmade Books Online

Owen, Claire, Turtle Island Press

Palimpsest Press, Kingsville, Ontario

PB+J Press of Peter Bartl + Jane Merks

Piggins, Maureen, artist’s books

Poltroon Press

Private Presses in Israel

Red Howler Press of David & Gretchen Moyer

Rook’s Books – Home

Rummonds, Gabriel, author of Printing on the Iron Handpress maintains this site for handpress printing

Running the Goat, books and broadsides, St. John’s, Newfoundland

Russell, Laura, Simple Books Ltd.

Ryckman, Joyce, artist’s books

Sabuda, Robert, pop-up books page from his web site

Schaer, Miriam, book artist

Serif & Pixel Press with papermaking and calligraphy pages

Shanty Bay Press of Janis Butler & Walter Bachinski

Sheehy, Shawn, artist’s books, pop-up engineering, workshops, Paperboy Press

Shinnick, John, New Wave Publishers

Simms, Meliors, Book Artist in New Zealand

Sjoblom, Kara

Spring, Jessica, and Springtide Press

Sramek, Peter, photographer and book artist

Stahlecker, Bonnie, Frogman’s Press & Gallery

Stein, Alan, The Church Street Press, Parry Sound, Ontario

Teichert, Alice

Thee Hellbox Press of Hugh Walter Barclay

Thomas, Peter and Donna

Treyf – Online Projects and Bookworks by Rob Kovitz using appropriated images and texts recombined in a highly subjective manner

Tryst Press, The, of Rob Buchert, home of fine letterpress publishing and design; also handmade paper for sale

Walker, George, Biting Dog Press, wood engraver, book artist

Walking Bird Press of painter and book artist Tara Bryan

Wilde, Denise Carson

Wunderer, Gerd J., German book artist

Yuen, Marlene, artist’s books and comics

Zybooks a showcase for contemporary artists’ books, mail art projects, events, links…




AntiQBook, a European antiquarian booksite

Antiquarian Books on the Internet

Antiquarian Booksellers Association

Anton W.van Bekhoven Rare books, Antique collectibles, out of print offers

Artist Book News, A central marketplace for buyers and sellers of the book arts

Barry McKay Rare Books, Cumbria, England

Book Central supplier of instructional manuals and supplies for artists and book arts teachers

Book Town a co-op venture between five European book towns: Bredevoort, Fjaerland, Hay-on-Wye, Montolieu, and Redu Search for Out of Print and Used Books almost all inclusive mind-boggling search engine combines many booksearch networks

Bookstorming, a Paris-based company dedicated to world wide distribution of information for contemporary visual arts institutions via the Internet and specialized bookstore and publisher of contemporary art publications and artist’s books

Editions-Artists’ Book Fair, premier showcase for contemporary publishers and dealers presenting the latest in prints, multiples and artists’ books free to the public; held annually in New York City

Four Rivers Books fine press, books about books, etc

Granary Books artists books and exhibitions

Hugh Anson-Cartwright Books, Maps, & Prints

International League of Antiquarian Booksellers

Keith Smith Books

Oak Knoll Books home page

Octavo: Digital Rare Books

Old Books – Antique Books and More General Information source for Old and Antique books from Antique-Antiques

Price Search, The, new and used books at low prices

Printed Matter, Inc., dedicated to the promotion of publications made by artists

Literary Tourist, a guide to the best bookstores and literary destinations

SPD Books Small Press Distribution

Thornwillow Press letterpress editions on Czech handmade paper

Vamp and Tramp + Califia Books, representatives of book artists and private press printers

Veatchs Arts of the Book, The

Wilsey Books a used book dealer specialising in book arts, includes a glossary of bookselling terms and abbreviations



Abecedarium Gallery, exhibits and represents artists working across a variety of disciplines with particular focus on contemporary book arts, works on paper, collage, and assemblage

Aberdeen Bestiary, The, University of Aberdeen Library

Art of the Book, The, rare printed books at the University of Liverpool

Arts of the Book Collection at Yale University, Sterling Memorial Library

Bibliothèque nationale de France (en français), or, Bibliothèque nationale de France (in English)

Bibliotheca Schoenbergensis, an exhbition at the University of Pennsylvania

Bienes Center for Literary Arts, The, includes an Exhibition of Movable Books and Ephemera

BGSU Popular Culture Library: PCL GALLERY with pulp paperback covers and more

Bodleian Library: Browse Images of Manuscripts

Book of Kells, The, at Trinity College, Dublin

BookFest, New York City’s annual artist-created, artist-sponsored book event

British Library, The, with collections, exhibitions, digital library

Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology

Charlotte M. Smith Collection of Miniature Books

Colophon Gallery: The Illustrated Book a survey of genres by Richard Minsky

Colophon Page, The, with a variey of exhibitions online

Color Printing in the Nineteenth Century, an exhibition

Dead Sea Scrolls history and images.

de Grummond Children’s Literature Collection at USM, The, with links to related sites and other children’s literature collections

Denison Library a description of the Special Collections at Claremont College, including Papermaking and Fred W. Goudy

Diamond Sutra, The, the world’s earliest dated printed book, at The British Library

Digital Image Archive of Medieval Music Virtual Restoration

DScriptorium is devoted to collecting and distributing digital images of medieval manuscripts

Dutch Paper Biennale with examples from a variety of paper artists, in Dutch and English

Ee.3.59: The Life of King Edward the Confessor

Flasch’s, Joan, Artists’ Books Collection

Fore-edge Paintings from the collections of the University of Florida

Herzog August Bibliothek collections of artists books, manuscripts, etc. (in German)

Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, a site celebrating the 500th anniversary of the book

Invisible Paintings Foredge paintings at the National Library of Canada.

Ishill, Joseph, and the Authors and Artists of the Oriole Press

Johnston-Lavis Literature Collection, rare books on volcanology and geology which were formerly owned by the volcanologist, Dr. Henry James Johnston-Lavis (1856-1914), held at University College, London

Master Bookbindings exhibition Arte y diseño en el libro Maestros encuaderna dores 1920 – 1970

McCune Rare Book Collection at the JFK Library, Vallejo, California; books available to be read by visitors

MFLIBRA – Livres Anciens – Old Books en français

Monastery Library at Strahov A beautiful baroque library in Prague, the Czech Republic (this site has a Flash-animated, multimedia opening page)

MOST Books view the most beautiful, most outrageous, most controversial, etc, books in the Special Collections at U. Virginia

Nat’l. Museum of Women, Exhibition Schedule in the Arts, Library, & Resource Center.

Olde Mill House Gallery a working letterpress museum in Homosassa, FL

Paper, Leather, Clay and Stone: The Written Word Materialized an exhibition of the visual and tactile

Plantin-Moretus Museum, The

Pop-up World of Ann Montanaro, The, in the Special Collection of Rutgers

Princeton University Library Rare Books and Special Collections Portfolio images available for reproduction

Printer’s Devices a database

project MOBILIVRE-BOOKMOBILE project, an annual touring exhibition of artist books, zines, and independent publications

Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Columbia University Libraries

Renaissance Dante in Print (1472-1629)

Roycrofters, The, Webpage

San Francisco Public Library Book Arts and Special Collections

Science and the Artist’s Book at the Smithsonian Institute

Stratford Book Festival, Stratford, Ontario, an annual event established in 2001, combining book arts exhibits and authors’ festival.

SU Book Art, an Exhibition of Student work at Syracuse University Library’s Department of Special Collections

Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto

Tibetan Book of the Dead literature and artwork on prayer, ritual and meditation

Toronto Public Library – Osborne Collection of early children’s books

Tres Riches Heures du Duc deBerry, Les, a dozen large images from this celebrated manuscript.

University of Delaware Special Collections, Printing and the Book Arts

University of Melbourne Special Collections links page to related rare books sites

University of Oxford Early Printed Books Project

University of Pennsylvania Special Collections-Schoenberg Exhibit

University of Rochester Library, The Department of Rare Books, Special Collections & Preservation

University of Texas, archive of bookplates at

University of Virginia Book Arts Collections, Printing, Calligraphy, Wood Engraving, and Book Illustration

Victoria and Albert Museum – Book Art in the National Art Library

William Morris, U. Michigan Special Collections

Williamson Gallery pre-war Czech avant garde design

Women & Texts catalogue of an exhibition at the University of Leeds curated by Special Collections at the U. of Calgary Library

Women in the Book Arts: A Selection

Women of the Book – Introduction



Abbey Library of St. Gallen, a virtual library providing access to the medieval codices

Bibliographic Society of Canada

Bibliophile Mailing List, The, a mailing list archive, forum, and literature links.

Book and Paper Arts multimedia bibliography for kids

Book Arts Web Reference & Bibliographies

BookWire information on books, publishers, libraries, etc.

C18-L (18th century studies) Links to Libraries

Community of the Book, The, Organizations and Programs (names, addresses, web sites)

Copyright in Canada, a copyright in Canada primer to answer your copyright questions

Elements of Style, The, classic work by William Strunk Jr.

Essentials of Book Collecting, from Robert Lucas, antiquarian bookseller

History of Books, a reference guide from The New York Public Library

History of Writing Technologies, A

IPL The Internet Public Library

KBC Online Book Related Information Links

Media History Project, The, from petroglyphs to pixels

On-Line Books Page, The, an index to over 6000 on-line books, w/ search tool.

ORB–Book Index (Online Reference Book for Medieval Studies) several illustrated essays on Medieval and Renaissance Book Production: Manuscript and Printed Books

Southwest Missouri State University Libraries links to booksellers

Traister’s, Daniel, Home Page History Of Books and Printing, an extensive list of online resources

Type Books a bibliography of type, design, calligraphy & related books

University of Houston Libraries Special Collections list of web resources for librarians, scholars, archivists

Victoria University–Libraries & Archives at the University of Toronto

Warburg Institute, The, University of London, book printing and illustration online bibliography and other links.



Al and Malka Green Artists’ Health Centre, created by artists for artists, located in the Toronto Western Hospital

Art and Books Website, for an art course at Charles Sturt University, with vairous links to other book arts sites

Arts et MÚtiers du Livre Editions Bibliophilie, reliure, estampe, calligraphie

Bodart, library supplies, furnishings, and electronic ordering systems

Book_Arts-L Archives an archive of the Book Arts mailing list.

Book Information Website Antiquarian books, bookarts, book history, fine printing auctions: completely devoted to the art and history of printed information.

Book Lovers, Fine Books and Literature

Book Publishing and Marketing Information from PLACES FOR PUBLISHERS – Your Book Publishing Resource

Bookbinding Now, Susan Mill’s biweekly podcasts of interviews with book artists

Bookplates, About, from the Art in Miniature website

Books and Book Collecting

Books2Eat, the annual (April 1st) International Edible Book Festival

BookfestWindsor (formerly the Windsor Festival of the Book) Windsor, Ontario

Boomerang Newspaper and Printing Museum by Roy M. Chatters

Coach House Books a Canadian institution for 30 years, specializing in short run fine printing

“Dance Of Death” Decorative Initials by Holbein (from Psymon Web Bindery)

“Dance Of Death” Decorative Initials by Holbein (Medieval Macabre web site)

also, Holbein’s “Alphabet of Death” from the same site

Digital Librarian on book collecting, a list of links (also other lists on archives, manuscripts, and more, accessible from this site)

Education in the Book Arts in New Jersey – hand chart, or, Preaching What We Practice (click on the hands for artist book images)

Electronic Beowulf, The, digital forensics of an ancient literary masterpiece

ExLibris Webring

5th annual New Jersey Book Arts Symposium, photos from the event (Res Ipsa Loquitur: The Thing Speaks For Itself)

First Contact an ArtBook by Fons Bloemen

Flexagon Page by Kathryn Huxtable

Franklin, Benjamin, and his Printing PressBR>
Gaspereau Press, a Nova Scotia owned and operated trade publisher, publishing short-run editions of both literary and regional interest

Green Heron Book Arts offers book and papermaking kits; click “About” for the Gallery: Faculty Show for the Oregon Book Arts Guild Focus on Content Conference

Gutenberg Museum

Hamilton Wood Type Printing Museum

How a Book is Made a site for kids from HarperCollins.

International Printing Museum, The, in Buena Park, Ca.

International Standard Paper Sizes

Is It a Book? exploring the possibilities for affecting the perception of text or, nonlinearity in literature and the book arts

McClain’s Printmaking Supplies

Non Toxic printmaking resources for printmakers and educators

Piccolo Gallery and Printing Museum, The, Nairn, Scotland

Polaroid Image Transfers – Tools and Techniques by Holly DuprŽ (with links to the book in a .pdf format)

Porcupine’s Quill, Inc., The, a small, literary publisher/printer in Erin, Ontario

PostModern Culture online magazine with a review by Tom Vogler of Dressing the Text exhibition

Printworks Magazine, including an Art Links page

Ten Things You Didn’t Know about Your Books by Adrian Johns

This to That a site to solve gluing problems

Turkish Book Arts (hosted by the University of Guelph)

Type on the Edge of History; In Search of the Wild Photon, &c., by Peter Fraterdeus

Van Vliet, Claire, a biography and bibliography of this innovative book artist and printmaker, in celebration of the U. of Virginia Libraries’ four millionth volume

Woodburytype, an obsolete method of continuous-tone printing

World of Ex-Libris, The, a historical retrospective

Writing and Publishing Program, The at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia



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