Our purpose is to promote the history and tradition of books and materials in the overlapping fields of art, design, and concrete poetry. We specialize in artists’ books, ephemera, prints, correspondence, and art from the 1960s onward.

Our clientele include collectors, artists, designers, art directors, creative directors, teachers, art and design students, museums, colleges, institutions, and libraries.

We occasionally issue print and electronic catalogs. If you would like to be on our mailing list, please let us know.

We also purchase books and collections within our fields of interest, and we also help individuals and institutions build collections with a creative focus.

If you have any questions, email us at info@theideaofthebook.com. We’d love to hear from you.

It’s raining here in Portland, Ore.

—Fredrik Averin