Online presentation

Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 7pm

The Seattle Art Museum has two research libraries: the Dorothy Stimson Bullitt Library at SAM downtown and the McCaw Foundation Library at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. In the last few years, library staff at both libraries recognized a real desire to develop a book arts collection and an effort was begun.

The collection is small—just a few hundred titles to date—but is growing. It is represented at both libraries, and includes: artists’ books, zines, broadsides, and photobooks. Traci Timmons, Senior Librarian, will share examples, how the collection got started, how it has developed, how the libraries are raising awareness about the collection, and future plans.

This free online presentation is open to Book Arts Guild members and the public. To attend, please register in advance here:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email. The zoom link to join the event will be sent to you a few days ahead of time.


Jessixa Bagley. The Land of Unseen. Seattle, WA: Jessixa Bagley, 2016. Photo: Natali Wiseman.

Regina Schilling. Hey Lady zines. Olympia, WA: Regina Schilling, 2015- Photo. Natali Wiseman.

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