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Artists' Books

A guide to accessing the artists' books collection at the ECU Library. Includes a blog about books in the collection and thematic reading lists

Journals & Magazines

The Blue Notebook

Library subscription to this magazine since 2014.

Each issue has a link to the full pdf on the Welcome page. Published in the UK

Central Booking Magazine

Library subscription to this magazine since 2011

“aims to mediate the zeitgeist of the book art panorama, as articulated within a broader realm of artistic theory and practice. Each issue contains such features as an interview with a book-minded artist, an artist’s project created specifically for the magazine, insight into a collector’s passions, an advanced tutorial on book-related techniques, a feature highlighting the text from a selected work in the Artist’s Book Gallery and its own graphic serial!”

Journal of Artists’ Books (JAB)

Library subscription to this magazine since 2011 and full text available

As a forum for the study of artists’ books, JAB publishes critical and theoretical articles, reviews of artists’ books and exhibitions, and commentary on conferences and and other book art-related activities.”


“Umbrella is the most comprehensive online quarterly covering the arena of artists’ books, art books and other multiple editions, including audio and new media.”

The Umbrella journal 1978-2005 is now freely available online for searching, browsing and viewing.

C Magazine

Library subscription to this magazine since 1983 and full text available

C Magazine is an international art quarterly devoted to promoting critical discussion about contemporary art through in-depth essays and art criticism, interviews, artist projects and reviews       604-844-3840        520 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC