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

This event includes an opportunity to view our Artists' Books Collection, which was founded in the 1960s. Since then it has grown and developed to include a wide range of books in many formats, shapes, sizes and materials. British artists' bookmakers are particularly well represented in the collection, and we hold works by artists such John Bently, Sarah Bodman, John Dilnot and Helen Douglas. The collection also includes books created and designed by University students and staff.

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.