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Welcome to the Artists' Books Collection at Winchester School of Art Library.

The collection was started in the late 1960's. Since then it has grown and developed and includes a wide range of books in many formats, shapes and sizes. Particular strengths are contemporary British artist bookmakers: John Bently, Sarah Bodman, John Dilnot and Helen Douglas are well represented within the collection. The collection also includes books created or designed by University staff. In addition we acquire a range of books by students from the final degree shows.

We regularly visit artists' book fairs and meet artists in order to acquire new works.

All the books in the collection are catalogued and indexed on the University of Southampton Libraries catalogue Library Search. You can browse them by searching for "artists books" (with speech marks).

If you would like to view a book in the collection, or if you have any questions, please email us at

We can also suggest items from the collection that may be of interest or related to your research.