WHAT IS BROOKLYN ART LIBRARY?

Brooklyn Art Library is home to The Sketchbook Project, an internationally crowd-sourced collection of 35,000 original artist sketchbooks created around the globe. With over one million sketchbook spreads housed within our library walls, we are a platform for visitors to connect with artists they may never have come across otherwise.  We also offer additional resources to participating artists including custom online shops, wholesale prints, discounted art supplies, and more. Click here to plan your visit to the library!

I JUST PLACED AN ORDER ONLINE - WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO RECEIVE IT?

All orders are processed and shipped within three days.  Prints are shipped via USPS Priority Mail, while sketchbooks and other supplies are generally shipped via USPS First Class Mail.  You can expect domestic orders within 1-2 weeks and international orders within 3-4 weeks - we will also send you a confirmation email when your order has shipped?

HOW ARE THE PRINTS ON THIS SITE SELECTED?

All prints on our site are pulled from spreads in The Sketchbook Project's collection of over 35,000 artist books, and 50% of the profit from each sale go right back to the respective artist.  In addition to ordering prints from this site, you can order prints from any sketchbook at our Library space in Brooklyn or through our Digital Library of 18,000 sketchbooks; artists can also sell their own prints through our customized artist shops and wholesale print opportunities.

STILL HAVE AN UNANSWERED QUESTION? SEND US A MESSAGE AT HELLO@SKETCHBOOKPROJECT.COM

I ORDERED A SKETCHBOOK - WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?

Once your sketchbook arrives, click here to connect your book to an online account. This is where you can update the information about your sketchbooks that appear in our digital catalog, and opt in/out to receive notifications whenever your book is viewed!  After your book is completed and connected, send your book (or drop it off in person!) at the address below:

Brooklyn Art Library
c/o The Sketchbook Project
28 Frost Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211

ARE THERE ANY RULES OR RESTRICTIONS FOR TAKING PART IN THE SKETCHBOOK PROJECT?

Artists of all ages, backgrounds, and experience levels are invited to submit a book to the library!  You're welcome to fill your book in whatever way you'd like - from drawing and illustration to painting and photography! - though we do have a few small requests:

  • Please do not use materials that could affect other sketchbooks in the collection (cough cough - glitter)

  • Feel free to rebind or add pages to your sketchbook, but make sure your book is no more than 7 inches tall, 5 inches wide, and 1 inch thick
  • You MUST connect your book to an online account before sending it back to us, and the barcode label must remain attached and uncovered

Click here to see a full list of rules, and click here to read our terms and conditions!