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August 28 through October 17 | open during library hours
The Periodicals Gallery of the Decatur Library
215 Sycamore St., Decatur, Ga. 30030


opening reception

Friday, Aug. 28 | 7–9 pm

A book begins as a small mass of material, formed and pressed into life by ideas, words, and machines. A concept becomes thought, becomes word, becomes book, becomes sculpture. From the tactile complexity of handmade paper, to the alteration of existing volumes, to a variety of other materials and concepts, these objects, in an increasingly digital world, stubbornly survive. The objects in this exhibition will interpret the concept of the book and invite the viewer to look beyond the printed page to where word has become form.

The Book as Art v. 8.0: Infinity will be on view at the Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Public Library, just off the Decatur Square, ideally accessible to the more than 85,000 attendees at the Decatur Book Festival as well as to visitors throughout the run of the show.


book festival extended hours

Saturday, Sept. 5 | 9 am-6 pm
Sunday, Sept. 6 | Noon-5 pm


white glove nights

Dates and times to be announced

We’re putting away the “do not touch” signs. Volunteers will provide participants with white gloves allowing firsthand exploration of the books in the exhibition.


bookmaking for kids

Dates and times to be announced

Children ages 6-12 can come learn about art and bookmaking through a hands-on craft program.


2019 exhibition

Click to see the catalog for the 2019 exhibit: Wonder.

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