Our Mission: The preservation of bound illustrated art.
All Books Illustrated is an organization that focuses on the acquisition & distribution
of illustrated books. Basically, we rescue uniquely illustrated books and provide them
with a new home. Our intent is to put these gems on public display,
ensuring that the artist’s work not be lost.
—We are accepting book donations!!!
In an effort to give our collection a jump-start, we are accepting illustrated books of all genre. Visit our Contribute page & F&Q page for details. Please do take a look – we could use your help!
Who, What, Where and Why
Book collectors looking for a secure place to donate their collections, lovers of illustration looking to preserve a dying art, conservationists striving to assist in maximizing our resources, retailers looking to create stop-traffic… Pretty much any and everyone with a heart for books, preservation, or the visual arts.
A niche library. More specifically, a mobile niche library. Think of a traveling art exhibit rotating to different galleries. Only with us, it’s illustrated books &, instead of galleries, we plan to loan them out to select small businesses. As a test run, we will plant our first reading nooks within the modest gift shop Mothballs & Miscellany. In time, as our collection grows, we will expand out from there.
We are centered in the Southeastern U.S. We Currently pick up bulk donations within a 100 mile radius of Columbus, GA. All others would need to be shipped to our location.
Illustrated books… art of a bygone era? As the world throws out their printed book for their e-books, we must find a way to preserve our bound works of art. Each of us see our local bookstores disappearing and as future generations discard family collections, the libraries will not hold them all. What better way to preserve the talents of over a century of illustrators than to create little reading nooks in retail establishments throughout the nation?
What Does All Books Illustrated offer?
Long-Term Goals & Aspirations
If you have any suggestions on how we can achieve these goals, please contact us. We welcome your input.