Since the mid 1980s, Printed Matter has maintained an extensive database for information about artists’ books, resulting in one of the world’s largest collections of material related to the subject. A dedicated staff member maintains records of all inventory that comes through the store. The bibliographic data includes full publication information and is supplemented by a written synopsis and images for each title. The search-friendly catalog currently includes 45,120 records, which include items currently carried by Printed Matter and an archive of titles previously in stock.
Our advanced search tool offers an extensive set of filters that can be used separately or in combination with one another, allowing users to conduct more focused searches within the catalog. Available for free to the public, the database is a powerful research tool and is used by scholars, educators, curators and other arts professionals around the world.