ArtsBoston is a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the arts.
Ars Libri maintains the largest stock in America of rare and out-of-print books on art. Founded in 1976, it has an international reputation as a source for scholars, collectors, artists, and everyone else with an interest in the visual arts. Ars Libri covers all periods and all fields of art history, from antiquity to the present, including architecture, archaeology, photography, and the decorative arts. In addition to reference books, we specialize in rare illustrated books of art-historical interest, from sixteenth-century architectural treatises and baroque festivities books, through classic livres d’artiste of Manet, Picasso and Matisse, and all aspects of the modern avant-garde, from dada and surrealism, futurism, and constructivism, to pop, fluxus, conceptualism, and contemporary artists books. As well as books, Ars Libri offers exhibition catalogues and art periodicals of all kinds, in all languages. We publish catalogues of our stock regularly, and are glad to send them on request, free of charge. We are also happy to receive want lists, and will notify our clients of newly arrived material which may be of interest to them. Our store in Boston is open without appointment, six days a week, and features changing displays of rare books, manuscripts, master drawings, modern prints, and other works of art