Where to buy (online): art books, unique books, limited pressings, etc
May 28, 2017 4:58 PM   Subscribe

What are some good online stores that sell artist's books, books with unusual bindings, limited/numbered editions of books, broadsides... anything related to 'books as art/objects' I guess. I'm not looking for first editions or signed copies of "normal" books. Thanks!
posted by reductiondesign to Media & Arts (5 answers total) 11 users marked this as a favorite
You might be interested in Publication Studio. It's a collective of small publishing shops scattered around the world, and some of their books are pretty unusual.
posted by roast beef at 7:36 PM on May 28, 2017

Maybe try Artsy?
posted by gudrun at 9:00 PM on May 28, 2017

Kitty Marayatt teaches at Scripps College in Pomona, California and is owner of Two Hands Press. Every semester she teaches a bookmaking class that makes a unique book based on a theme chosen by the class. You can see and buy the books online at scripps.edu. Kitty has a very devoted following of collectors, so many of the books may be already sold. She's a wealth of knowledge on artist books as well.
posted by effluvia at 9:28 PM on May 28, 2017 [1 favorite]

Printed Matter in NYC specializes in artist's books.
posted by mont the drifter at 4:28 AM on May 29, 2017

McSweeney's books specifically the Quarterly Concern, tend to be very interesting from a physical-object standpoint: interesting die cuts, dust jackets that unfold into things, "books" that appear to be a collection of mail, etc. And they're not super expensive.
posted by The Elusive Architeuthis at 2:43 PM on May 30, 2017

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