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Ceramic Book Sources

Section: General, Subsection: Books, Periodicals


Ceramic art and technical book sources from around the world

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Axner OnLine

Axner Online features a complete line of all types of books for ceramics, tile, pottery, sculpture, etc. Each book has detailed information and picture and you can buy them in the online store. Digitalfire Corporation created the Axner OnLine store.

The American Ceramic Society Book List

A very good selection of technical books with good descriptions and pictures of each in an online store. Visit their web site at and click on General Public, then on Books, then you can search or browse.

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Kluwer Academic Publishers (KAP) is a sector of the Wolters Kluwer publishing group and operates world-wide from offices in Dordrecht, Boston, and London. They publish 300 journals and 700 books per year. Their web site at has a complete catalog with search and on-line store. They publish a wide variety of books but those on chemistry, earth sciences, material science, and physics are most likely applicable to ceramics.

Elsevier Science

They claim a mission to "serve the advancement of science, technology and medicine by improving the efficiency and effectiveness of communication between researchers and professionals worldwide and by providing solutions to their information needs". Their web site at has a complete catalog with search and on-line store. They publish a wide variety of books but those on chemistry, earth sciences, material science, and physics are most likely applicable to ceramics.

Cole Parmer Book Catalog

A comprehensive list of books on every scientific subject you can imagine, including materials and ceramic sciences. They have an on-line store at

Labcor Technical Training Materials (Books/Software/Audiovisuals)

Labcor Technical Sales, Inc., 7565 Ave M B Jodoin, ANJOU, Quebec H1J 2H9 Canada

A color illustrated catalog of books, handbooks, reference books on many branches of chemistry and physics. Also included are books on laboratory management, toxicity, and engineering practice.

The Potters Shop - Discount Pottery Books, Videos

The Potters Shop, 31 Thorpe Rd. Needham, MA 02494 USA
Phone 781-449-7687
EMAIL:, Website:

This company takes books seriously, and they have an extensive list of all types of technical and general interest books.

The Book Exchange

90 West Market St., CORNING, NY 607-936-8536

New and used books on all aspects of Ceramics, call for full catalog.
(slides on ceramics also available)

Bradshaw & Whelan Ceramic Reference Books

They specialize exclusively in out-of-print, new and used ceramic reference books
P.O. Box 18521
Asheville, NC 28814
Phone: (828) 253-1829
Fax: (828) 281-4798

CBLS - Ceramic Books and Literature Service

2600 Seskey Glen Court, Herndon, VA 20171
(703) 758-2539 FAX (703)-758-1518 Email:
or 119 Brentwood Street, Marietta, OH 45750
(614) 374-9458 FAX (614) 374-8029

They own the printing rights to Parmalee's CERAMIC GLAZES and can usually find ANY ceramic engineering title. Requests may be faxed or mailed and should include complete address, FAX, phone number and name of contact. Parmelee is available for $75.00 plus shipping. Web site under development Apr 97. They offer a reprint service to professors, providing out-of-print technical books in quantities of 40 or more. Also publish new titles.


40 W. 20TH STREET, NEW YORK, NY 10011-4211

They have many textbooks on ceramics and glass.


13 Railroad Street, Great Barrington, MA 02130 Phone: 413-528-1890 FAX 413-229-2238

They have many textbooks on ceramics and glass.

Ceramshop Bookstore

300 titles in French (some English) at 

Ceramic Arts Library

79 East 3rd Street, Corning, NY 14830-3101 CALIB@STNY.RR.COM 
(607) 962-6042 (607) 962-1636
They secialize in Out-Of-Print and unusual, or hard to find titles on Ceramics. For a list of available book visit The keyword "ceramics" will display all the titles in our inventory.  You may find an artist or author in the KEYWORD field. 

List of Materials Engineering Books at UBC: 

By Tony Hansen

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