Dear Subscriber,

July 1 marks the beginning of a new fiscal year for Worldwide Books and we will be conducting our annual inventory during the last week of June. From June 25 through June 29, while our staff diligently takes stock of all the books in our warehouse, business as usual will be suspended and no orders will be shipped or billed. However, you will be able to submit your orders through the regular channels (e-mail, Web site, telephone, fax, mail), and they will be promptly processed by July 2. E-mail and voice mail will be monitored throughout the week to respond to any urgent queries. We apologize for any inconvenience. 






50th Anniversary Guestbook  

As part of our ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations, we have added a guestbook to our Web site. Be among the first to sign it or to share an anecdote about your dealings with Worldwide Books over the course of the past 50 years.
We would love to hear from you!

New Titles 


To view all the new titles that we first listed in May, click here

To filter the list by subject, use our Advanced Search page and select "May 2012" from the Recent Arrivals menu in combination with any other parameter or keyword to obtain relevant results on specific subjects, or choose one of the main categories below.

By region:image1

Asia  |  Europe  |  Middle East/North Africa  |  Latin America   
U.S.  |  Canada  |  Australia  |  Russia
By medium:

Painting  |  Drawing  |  Prints  |  Sculpture
Photography  |  Video  |  Installation Art          
Architecture  |  Interior Design  |  Graphic Design  |  Fashion

By period:

300-1400   |  1400-1600  |  1600-1800  |  1800-1900  |  1900-1945
Post-1945  |  Post-1970  |  Post-1990  |  Post-2000

By topic:

Decorative Arts  |  Women Artists  |  Urban Planning  |  Design

By approval plan:

Plan 1 (Basic)  |  Plan 2 (Supplemental)  |  Plan 7 (English text)

By type of publisher:

Trade press  |  University press  |  Non-trade/Non-university press

By language of text:

English  |  French  |  German  |  Italian  |  Spanish

Raining Monographs: Worldwide's Trade Program  



For its first thirty years of operation, Worldwide Books focused exclusively on covering art exhibition catalogues and other publications produced by international museums and galleries. Then in 1992, we added standard art books issued by domestic trade and university presses to our coverage, instituting a program that has grown steadily over the past two decades. Today the overall range and depth of Worldwide's offerings is nowhere more evident than in the titles made available to customers through our Trade and University Press Book Program.


The sheer volume of titles in our trade-book program is impressive enough: in the past year alone, program Manager Terri Ann Zdanowski has overseen the identification and selection of nearly 4,000 newly published titles on art, architecture, photography and design drawn from the seasonal offerings of more than 200 trade and academic publishers, including those of many foreign presses whose English-text or bilingual publications are distributed commercially in North America. 


Trade and university press monographs now represent roughly two-thirds of the total number of titles listed annually by Worldwide, or nearly twice the number selected for inclusion in our catalogue approval-plan program by our museum-publication acquisitions staff, who closely monitor the activities of hundreds of exhibition venues throughout the world. (Note: for each of the publishers highlighted below, the link retrieves a list of the publisher's new and recent titles.)

But it is the breadth and diversity of Worldwide's monographic offerings that truly distinguishes our trade program: 

Worldwide facilitates the navigation of the immense pool of art-related trade books that are published annually by including carefully applied, art-specific subject headings in our bibliographic records, allowing librarians to conduct complex, highly targeted searches of our database that produce meaningful results.


And unlike our non-specialist competitors, we are focused exclusively on the world of art book publishing, giving us an intimate familiarity with the material, a broad knowledge of art and art history, and a finely tuned sensitivity to the nuanced collection-development needs of our clients, attributes required to effectively administer approval plans for budget-conscious libraries interested in acquiring appropriate selections from that most varied of art-book classifications, the trade monograph.


Simply put, our expertise in the realm of art books is hard to match, even by the Goliaths of the book-distribution business. If you would like to explore the prospect of adding trade-book coverage to an existing approval plan for exhibition catalogues, or of setting up a stand-alone plan for standard art books, please contact our Approval Plan Manager, David.



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For 50 years, Worldwide Books has served academic, museum and public libraries as a specialized source for art exhibition catalogues issued by museums and galleries throughout the world. For the past two decades Worldwide has also offered comprehensive coverage of new books on art, architecture, photography and design published by hundreds of leading American trade and university presses. Serving as a centralized source for a wide range of scholarly art books and exhibition catalogues, Worldwide is uniquely positioned to assist and guide art libraries in careful and efficient collection development.


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