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Artists' Books

This guide provides information about artists' books. It includes examples held at UNC Charlotte and resources to help study and create artists' books.

Suggested Search Terms

  • artists' books
  • artists' books--specimens
  • artists' publications
  • altered books
  • book art
  • bookbinding
  • broadsides
  • handmade paper
  • independent publications
  • letterpress printing
  • livres d'artistes
  • miniature books
  • papermaking
  • photobooks
  • toy and movable books
  • zines

Visiting Special Collections & University Archives

All artists' books are held in Special Collections & University Archives located on the 10th floor on J. Murrey Atkins Library. You can search for books using the library catalog.

Submission/Best in Show Award for Atkins as Art Exhibit

Artists' Book by NC Artists

Use the keyword search "NC artists' books" putting quotation marks around the phrase. This will search the notes field to find book created by artists based in North Carolina or books focused on North Carolina.

notes field