The College Book Art Association promotes the book arts, teaching, and scholarship. Artists, students, and teachers can find a supportive community and many opportunities to learn, present, and make art through this national nonprofit organization.
The Art Libraries Society of North America is a professional organization for art librarians. ARLIS/NA members have been developing standards for artists’ books in libraries and online. The DC/MD/VA chapter has frequent meetings for art librarians and others interested in the field.
The ARLIS/NA Book Art Special Interest Group Blog provides a forum for discussions about artists’ books in libraries. You can read, learn from peers, share your own experiences, and contribute to the conversation about book art in libraries.
The Washington Rare Book Group meets monthly to tour collections, network, and go behind the scenes of DC’s great libraries, museums, and archives. Members include rare book librarians, curators, and other book lovers. Some recent events have focused on artists’ books.
Artists’ Books Online is an excellent digital resource with examples of artists’ books. Scanned at high resolution and accompanied by a lot of information, the artists’ books on this website can assist and inspire your research.
Articles in the Journal of Artists’ Books range from critical and theoretical pieces to interviews, book reviews, and artists’ statements. With a long history of writing about artists’ books JAB is an important stop for researchers.
Betty Bright’s No Longer Innocent: Book Art in America, 1960-1980
Johanna Drucker’s Century of Artists’ Books
Garrett Stewart’s Bookwork: Medium to Object to Concept to Art
Krystyna Wasserman’s Book as Art: Artists’ Books from the National Museum of Women in the Arts