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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.

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

To view any of the artists' books in the library, please contact Special Collections and Archives

Telephone: (704) 687-1170 


Location: 10th floor, J. Murrey Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte

Tide Journal

Call Number: N7433.4.H37 T53 2015

Created in 2015 by Asheville, NC based artist Karen Hardy. 


A Stack of Papers

Call Number: N7433.4.W74 S73 2017

Includes mixed media to create a series of collages. Created in 2017 by Boone, North Carolina artist Jason Wright. 


Blue Ridge Bounty

Call Number: N7433.4.S423 B58 2010

A miniature handmade book created by Sharon Sharp. Features collograph of skeletal leaves collected near the Blue Ridge Parkway and topography maps of the area surrounding Boone, North Carolina. This copy is number 7 of 10. 


Southern Hypocrisy

Call Number: N7433.4.M3257 S68 2008

This artist book is an altered hardcover copy of Raymond Arsenault's Freedom Riders, which chronicles the events of the Civil Rights movement in 1961. The artist, April Marten, is from Charlotte, North Carolina.


Berlin Wall: 1961 - 1989

Call Number: N7433.4.O75 B47 2015

Created by North Carolina artist Sheryl Oring and published in Greensboro, North Carolina. It includes Polaroid photos taken as part of Oring's other project, "Maueramt," commemorating the twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. The book is also wrapped in newspaper from the day of the anniversary.