Category Archives: Book Arts Collection

Hoole book arts goes on the road

By: Amy Chen, CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow The Hunter Museum of Art in Chattanooga, Tennessee is hosting Preface: An Introduction to Artists’ Books, an exhibition largely drawn from the holdings of the W.S. Hoole Library. The show opened on March 28, 2014 and … Continue reading

Interview with Amy Pirkle, Book Artist and author of Smoke (2008)

Interview with: Amy Pirkle, Book Artist & University of Alabama Instructor in the Honors College, New College, and the Department of Art How would you describe book arts to a layperson? For me, book arts is a broad field that … Continue reading

Hidden artistry: fore-edge painting

By: Allyson Holliday, W.S. Hoole Library Complex Copy-Cataloger “Old” books hold a special place in my heart as the complex copy-cataloger for the Hoole Library. I have a deep appreciation for decorative publishers’ bindings that show the artistry that has … Continue reading

Alabama’s Storyteller, Kathryn Tucker Windham

We recently said goodbye to renowned storyteller, author, photographer, and radio personality, Kathryn Tucker Windham. She will be greatly missed, but she will live on in our hearts and through her stories. The Hoole Library houses over twenty different works, … Continue reading

Loujon Press — It catches my Heart in my Hands by Bukowski

What you’ll see at the lecture tonight in addition to a great talk and a cool documentary — It catches my heart in my hands, by Charles Bukowski; new and selected poems, 1955-1963. Title: It catches my heart in my … Continue reading