About us

Started 11 years ago by Steven Peterman and Shane Zucker, Brooklyn Art Library is a hub of creativity, inspiration and of course sketchbooks. We currently house over 36,000 in our storefront space in Brooklyn, NY. These days, we are small team of 2 or 3 people that manage the entire project. From shipping to project creation. 

We are always looking for new partnerships and best friends. Contact us to chat!


Steven Peterman
Founder / Director

Steven founded the project back in 2006 while attending Savannah College of Art and Design. He spends his days running the project and scheming up new business ideas such as, shuffle.nyc. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Sara (see below), his dog, Harriet and his cat, Thrifty. 

He is also a photographer!



Sara Peterman
Special Projects

Currently based in Brooklyn, and originally from Atlanta. Sara has a degree in Textile Design from Georgia State University, and continues to work with patterns, hand printing, illustration, and teaching textile classes.

She has worked with The Sketchbook Project since it began in 2006. From touring across the country in the Mobile Library to co-curating the first Sketchbook Project book, it has been a labor of love for her and her husband, Steven (see above!).