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Publishing is an important part of the Center for Book and Paper Arts' mission to promote research and innovation in the field of book and paper arts.  While the Center is currently developing new publishing projects, the following represents our current endeavors: 

Little Book of Boekie Woekie (JAB28).

Journal of Artists' Books

Since 2007, the Center for Book & Paper Arts has published the Journal of Artists' Books in 2007. Founded by Brad Freeman and Johanna Drucker in 1994, JAB is the longest-running journal in the field and as such a historic record of the development of the art form.

Click here to view a short video about JAB produced by Luan Barrios. 

Marilyn Sward: Speaking in Paper

Exhibition Catalogs

The Center for Book and Paper Arts publishes full color exhibition catalogs with essays for each exhibition. Recent publications include Pearl of the Snowlands: Buddhist Printing at the Derge Parkhang (2009); Among Tender Roots: Laura Anderson Barbata (2010); and Marilyn Sward: Speaking in Paper (2010); and Mano, Mundo, Corazón: Artists Interpret La Lotería (2011). Find out more about our exhibition catalogs by visiting our online store.


Artists’ Books / Fine Art Prints

The Center for Book and Paper Arts is developing artists’ book and fine art print projects under the imprint Epicenter.  Click here to learn more about our Artists' Books, Fine Art Prints, and Epicenter.


Mano/Mundo/Corazon (Don Colley)


Practice, Volume 1.

Practice is a studio journal designed to document research projects that happen within the Center for Book and Paper Arts studios among visiting artists, faculty, and students. Reflecting just a fraction of the work being done in our studios, Practice is an ongoing documentation of particularly inventive, research-driven, or collaborative studio projects, combined with investigations into the history and future of the artist’s book and hand papermaking.

Find out more and download issues here.