Book Arts Editions: Books, Artist Books, Limited Editions by Marilyn Stablein


Phantom Circus

     A new artist book about Tinkertown, a museum built by a retired circus muralist and outsider artist in New Mexico. This first edition, pamphlet stitched chapbook is limited to 60 copies. The cover art work is by Dmitry Sayenko of St. Petersburg, Russia. 14 original linocut images in 3 colors on handmade paper. Signed by author and artist both.

     Bind, Alter, Fold: Artist Books


     A monograph of 38 artist books with 76 full color reproductions. The book includes an Introduction:"Thirty Ways to View an Artist Book", an Artist Statement, A Narrative Chronology and a Professional Chronology.  The artist books are divided into five sections: Artist Books, Visual Journals, Altered Books, Himalayan Travelogs and Book Art Objects.

     The book is published by Book Arts Editions of Portland, OR



More Night Travels to Tibet

​      This collection is the second book in an ongoing series of prose poems inspired by actual dreams.

     Printed in Kathmandu, Nepal on indigenous Lokta handmade paper.

     Includes reproductions of twelve vintage Tibetan woodblock prints from the author's collection.

     Pamphlet stitched, blue lokta cover with gold ink 7" x 5 1/2"

     Signed and numbered edition limited to 225 copies


The Monkey Thief: Himalayan Tales

A collection of eleven tales set in India and Nepal where Stablein lived for six years. Illustrated with Tibetan woodblock prints. Three color cover, lokta paper. Single signature, stitched, 20 pages. Printed in Nepal.

Inflation: A Biased View​​​​

Vintage packets of bias tapes arranged by price beginning with 8 cents and rising to $2.35. Handmade book in the series "Notions and Accessories."

​Accordion with inserts. Reformated original collaged endpapers.

Featured in Lark's 1,000 Artists Books, 2012.​​  An edition of ten.