In 2011, we held the first Art of the Book exhibit in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Rochester Public Library. At the time, we wanted to celebrate what has been at the core of libraries for centuries–the book. We marveled over the intricate interpretations of this humble format, and we were thrilled with the response to the exhibit from the community.

In subsequent years, the exhibit has grown to include entries from all over the world, featuring well-known artists for their exquisite work. We have built a reputation worldwide among book artists, and we are so pleased to see that reputation upheld.

Books continue to ensnare the imagination, both for their form and content. Artists manipulate those two components to create breathtaking, mind-bending works of art which tease and cajole people to consider the intricacies of paper, ink, words, and meaning.


2018 Art of the Book Exhibit

The 2018 Art of the Book exhibit will be held from November 7th, 2018 until January 9th, 2019 in the Anthony Mascioli Gallery. The Gallery is located on the first floor of the Rundel Memorial Library Building.


2018 Winners

2018 Art of the Book Program


2017 Winners

2017 Art of the Book Program

Honorable Mention– Artist Book
Change — Janet Reynolds  Houston, TX
In the Garden — Megan Sullivan  Rochester, NY