Colorado State University Libraries Archives and Special Collections Department collects rare and unique materials in subject areas that support the University's current research and education mission.
The Book Arts Collection at the Libraries Archives & Special Collections is comprised of historical and contemporary examples of publications that have been created as artworks in various formats, book, letterpress, broadsides, and chapbooks.
Off the Shelf showcases work by 17 artists in Colorado. Exhibition pieces are drawn from GAMA’s permanent holdings and book arts collections around the state, with loans from the Fine Press and Artists’ Books collection at the University of Denver Special Collections; The Press at Colorado College; University of Colorado, Boulder Rare and Distinctive Collections; and several artists themselves. Many of the works featured in the exhibition are also courtesy of the CSU Libraries Archives & Special Collections, partners in the exhibition and with CABIN.