The Book Arts Digital Collection draws from the holdings in the Harold and Mary Jean Hanson Rare Book Collection, within the UF Libraries' Department of Special and Area Studies Collections.

The Book Arts Digital Collection also includes selections from ARTBOUND. ARTBOUND is a juried exhibition which features contemporary works by students making books in book arts and/or fine arts programs across the United States. Once selected, these artists' books become part of the permanent collection at The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries.

ARTBOUND Student Artists' Book Competition
Art bound 2011


The 2011 Exhibition features contemporary works selected by renowned book artist, photographer, and an alumnus of the University of Florida, Bea Nettles. Twenty-five handmade artists' books were selected for the exhibition from 60+ submissions.

Object List and First, Second, and Third Place Winner

Online Exhibit



The 2010 Exhibition was juried by University of Florida faculty from the University Libraries, the School of Art + Art History, and the Department of English⁄Creative Writing.

First and Second Place Winner

Online Exhibit