This list of libraries, archives, bookstores, online distros, network distributors, and publisher groups is largely relegated to English-language/North American venues and focuses on those friendly to artist books, zines, and “small” press publishing. Sources include Broken Pencil, NONMACHINABLE, Gender Fail, and my own travels as a publisher.

In the effort to develop an interconnected writing and publishing community, knowledge and skills should be shared. For a related project of mine (incomplete and ongoing), see the publisher directory. See also NewLights Press’ collaborative Artists Book Collections/Retailers Info List and other resources, which continues to develop through the monthly Artist Book Conversations.

To suggest any additions or corrections, please write to betweenthehighway@gmail.com. I’m particularly interested in expanding this list’s limited scope of international venues and public libraries.

Press On!

alexander benedict, betweenthehighway


Public Libraries:

University Libraries:

Private Libraries/Archives/Centers:




Network Distributors

     other directories

- Independent Bookstores in the US & Canada

- Open Book

- New York Bookstore List

- a running list of bookstores that have unionized
     - unsure of accuracy

- much of this list is from NONMACHINABLE’s Guide to Zine Distros

share something and we will add it!

notice an error? write to betweenthehighway@gmail.com