The Rare Books of Abecedarium
Part history, part coloring book, and part guide to historic books, the Smithsonian Libraries’ Abecedarium: An Adult Coloring Book for Bibliophiles is a contemplative and inspiring way to experience art, science, and culture from the Renaissance through early modern times. You can find Abecedarium online, in bookstores, and in select Smithsonian gift shops. Where possible, the rare books featured in Abecedarium were digitized cover-to-cover and are collected here for you to explore!
The Smithsonian Libraries is extremely grateful to all those who have supported this project, and especially to Mark Andrews for his deep and continued generosity.