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Artist books take many forms – from handmade and lusciously tactile to linear and informative, abstract and questioning to sculptural and monumental. The Book as Art, a juried annual exhibition, celebrates the book with a wildly varied collection of inventive and spectacular work that challenges expectations.

Book As Art, Volume 10


September 8 to October 31

Decatur Library, 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA
Inside the Periodicals Gallery

How is the world, society, nature, and even humanity transformed by reading, literature, and art? What is the driving force that causes the transformation, and what emerges on the other side? This year’s annual Book As Art exhibition explores these questions visually through beautifully made volumes, sculptural and conceptual interpretations, and one-of-a-kind approaches to the book format.

Opening Reception

Friday, Sept. 9 • 7-9 pm • Free

Inside the Decatur Library
215 Sycamore St.,Decatur, GA

Join us in-person to celebrate the opening of the TENTH annual The Book as Art exhibition. With over sixty pieces, this year’s exhibition is going to be one of the best yet. Tour the art, enjoy refreshments, and prepare to be transformed.

This event is free and open to the public, but capacity is limited and tickets are required.

To promote social distancing, tickets will be grouped into entry times: 7 pm entry, 8 pm entry, and 9 pm entry). Please arrive on time to proceed up to the gallery space at the Decatur Library.

We are committed to a safe environment. For the safety of our invited speakers, staff, volunteers, and all attendees, we respectfully require that masks be worn in the venue for the duration of the event, unless you are actively eating or drinking.

Register Here

A virtual tour of the exhibition will premiere on the Georgia Center for the Book’s YouTube at 7 pm ET. No ticket is required for the virtual tour. Follow us on our YouTube to receive a notification when the video premieres.

Organizing Committee

Angie Macon, Director, Decatur Arts Alliance
Joe Davich, Director, Georgia Center for the Book
Lockey McDonald, Registrar
Andrew Huot, Cynthia Lollis, Gina Reynoso, Ally Wright


Georgia Deal
Jerushia Graham
Joseph Lappie

Past Exhibitions

"Pandemic Dreams," by Mari Eckstein Gower

Book As Art 2021

Artist books take many forms – from handmade and lusciously tactile to linear and informative, abstract and questioning to sculptural…

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Book As Art 2020: Infinity

August 28 through October 17 | virtual tour only The Periodicals Gallery of the Decatur Library 215 Sycamore St., Decatur,…

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