If you’re wondering what your bookshelves say about you—dog-eared Penguin paperbacks from tenth grade?—you might just be in the market for ARTBOOK’s new curatorial library service, which helps you build a one-of-a-kind collection of tomes from scratch. “We tailor a library to your interests in art and design,” says Alex Galan, Vice President of ARTBOOK. “We can basically access any book—books we distribute, books that are out of print and even books from another publisher.”
“When I walk into someone’s house the first thing I do is look at the books,” says Galan. “It tells you everything you need to know about someone.” That sentiment might be expected coming from one of the most prominent art-book publishers in the business, but we have to admit we’ve done a little title snooping of our own.
ARTBOOK's booth at Design Miami/: Joaquim Terreiro Bookshelf in jacaranda wood, c. 1954
If you’re not quite ready for a whole library, ARTBOOK also offers their services one shelf at a time. “We’ve done a starter library as wedding gifts to great success. If you have a newlywed who likes photography, we can put together a library of 75 books that spans the history of photography for them.” Visit ARTBOOK’s booth at Design Miami/ or go to firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Photos: R20th Century