World without end. Julie Chen. f N7433.4.C44 W67 1999
World without end. Julie Chen. fN7433.4.C44 W67 1999

Smithsonian Libraries Unbound 
Please visit the Smithsonian Libraries blog for posts related to artists’ books

Artists' Books Image Gallery @ Smithsonian Libraries
Spotlight on images of the collection 

Donate Now
Please consider supporting the Smithsonian Libraries Artists’ Books collection through a donation to the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives

The Directory of Artists' Books Collections 
Carnegie-Mellon University Libraries' directory of artists' books collections primarily in the US and Canada

Online Exhibitions of Artists' Books at the Smithsonian Libraries
Artists' Books and Africa - An exhibition featuring artists’ books by African artists and artists’ books on Africa by international artists
Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn - An exhibition of pop-up and movable books and inspired works of art spanning 500 years
Science and the Artist's Book - An exhibition which explores links between scientific and artistic creativity through the book format

Notable Happenings related to Artists' Books at the Smithsonian Libraries

Out of Bounds: Artists Reimagine the Book
Teaser for the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives exhibition Out of Bounds: Artists Reimagine the Book, opening in fall 2024 in Washington D.C. The exhibition will explore the vibrant world of artists’ books and showcase the inventive ways artists have reimagined the book to respond to personal, societal, and global issues.

Artists' Books at the Smithsonian
In this video, librarian Anne Evenhaugen describes artists’ books across the collections of the Smithsonian Institution. In addition to sharing images of works held in the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, she describes how these works fit into the various collections, and how they are cared for and acquired.

Artists' Books at the Dibner Library 
Use Storify to check out a selection of artists' books inspired by some of the most famous books in the history of science and technology 

Come Together: American Artists Respond to Al-Mutanabbi Street
“Come Together” was an exhibition at the AA/PG Library in Feb-Mar 2016, displaying more than 30 artists’ books and prints by American artists created in response to the 2007 Al-Mutanabbi Street bombing in Baghdad.  You can see more on this project, including images, through Smithsonian Global.