Dovetail Books

Dovetail Books comes from a passion for art publishing, especially curious, hard-to-find, or out-of-print titles with an emphasis on art, place, and culture. True to our name, we love how art and books “fit nicely.”

The newest titles show up first below. You can also browse everything.

All prices are inclusive of tax and basic shipping within the U.S. (USPS Media Mail). Every purchase directly supports independent arts publishing here on Dovetail.

Bookmark this page and check back for new titles, and follow Dovetail on Instagram for updates about upcoming drops.


Browse by category:

Architecture  |  Art History  |  Art Theory  |  Conceptual Art  |  Installation  |  Land Art  |  Lifestyle  |  Nature  |  Photography  |  Sculpture

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Some things to consider:

All books are secondhand, and there’s typically only one copy of a title at any given time. Each unique title is priced for its condition and is sold as-is. Prices are inclusive of tax.

Most books are in great condition, relative to age, and if any, notable condition issues are mentioned in the description. (A little bit of previously-loved shelf-wear gives character!)


Shipping + Returns

USPS Media Mail: 10-14 business days (free)
USPS First Class: 2-5 business days ($5)
USPS Priority: 2-3 business days ($16)

At this time, Dovetail ships within the U.S. only. If you are interested in shipping a title internationally, please contact

We are not responsible for packages lost or damaged in transit.

You may return an item for store credit within 30 days of purchase.
Shipping for returned items in the responsibility of the buyer.
Unfortunately we cannot refund the original shipping costs.