The Herron Library is home to a growing and notable Fine Press / Book Arts collection approaching 1000 items. Artist Books offer unique expressions of art that reflect the qualities, functions, and structure of the book. They are creative works produced in a wide variety of structures, themes, materials, and mediums. Artists’ books may be produced in small editions or as one-of-a-kind works of art – all with the intent to be interactive, intimate, works of art mirroring personal, social, or ecological themes. The Herron Library is home to many important contemporary book artists such as Julie Chen, Rebecca Goodale, Bea Nettles, as well as many other acclaimed artists.