A New Beginning
It's been an interesting week, to say the least. Just last Thursday, we contacted our approval-plan and firm-order customers with the unfortunate news that Worldwide Books would be closing within the next few months due to our inability to provide the broad coverage of exhibition catalogues and trade monographs that our library clients have come to expect from us. It was the saddest day in our 56-year history, and the announcement was greeted with an outpouring of concern, regret and good wishes from our customers.
Within 24 hours of that announcement, we received a call from Meghna Modi and Glenn Wong, owners of the Princeton-based cataloging-service company MARCnow, who asked whether they could meet with us over the Memorial Day weekend. When Meghna and Glenn arrived in Ithaca this past Sunday, we learned of their serious interest in purchasing Worldwide, and by Monday afternoon, an agreement had been reached with them that will allow us to continue serving the art library market in North America and abroad while taking advantage of the expert cataloging and advanced IT tools and services that the MARCnow team provides to its own extensive customer base in the academic library market.
On Tuesday, just five days after we announced our imminent closure, a second e-mail to our customers communicated the wonderful news.
While we are just beginning to explore the exciting opportunities that our new partnership will open up for both Worldwide and MARCnow, we are encouraged by the respect and trust shown our staff by our new owners. Their interest in acquiring the company was based on Worldwide's excellent reputation in the field, an appreciation for the tremendous value of the services that Worldwide has long provided to its art library clients, and an understanding of the expertise in collection development that our staff is uniquely able to offer. As Meghna said, "It would be a shame to lose that after all these years." MARCnow is committed to facilitating the fulfillment of the specialized services that have earned us such loyal support among members of the art library community in North America, and to enhancing those services through their own technical capabilities.
We very much look forward to this new chapter in Worldwide's long history, and to serving both old and new customers for many years to come.



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PDF versions of New Titles list issues from 2009 to 2014 are archived on our website and can be viewed or downloaded here. Reduced PDF versions of subsequent New Titles lists are offered on the same page.  


New Titles 


To view all the new titles that we first listed in April, click here

To filter the list by subject, use our Advanced Search page and select "April 2018" from the Recent Arrivals menu in combination with any other parameter or keyword to obtain relevant results on specific subjects, or choose one of the main categories below.

By region:   

Asia   |  Europe   |  Middle East/North Africa   |  Latin America    
U.S.  |  Canada  |  Australia  |  Russia
Non-Western (traditional)    
Africa  |  Near and Middle East  |  Far East 
Oceania  |  Native North America
By medium:

Painting  |  Drawing  |  Prints  |  Sculpture
Photography  |  Video/Film/Performance  |  Installation Art          
Architecture  |  Interior Design  |  Graphic Design  |  Fashion
Computer Art  |   Textile/Fiber Arts 

By period:

300-1400   |  1400-1600  |  1600-1800  |  1800-1900  |  1900-1945
Post-1945  |  Post-1970  |  Post-1990  |  Post-2000

By topic:

Decorative Arts  |  Women Artists  |  Urban Planning  |  Design
African American Artists  |   Other Minority Artists

By approval plan:
(for more details on our approval plans, click here)

Basic Selections (Plan 01)
English textPlan 07  >  Plan 08  >  Plan 09  >  Plan 10
Foreign text  |  Foreign text highlight (Plan 12)
Pre-20th Century (Plan 05)  |  20th & 21st Centuries (Plan 06)

Supplemental Selections (Plan 02)
Pre-20th Century (Plan 04)  |  20th & 21st Centuries (Plan 03)

Special Order Selections

Additional Selections

By type of publisher:

Trade press  |  University press  |  Non-trade/Non-university press

By language of text:

English  |  French  |  German  |  Italian  |  Spanish

Summer Clearance Sale

The largest sale in Worldwide Books history will be starting soon! In early June, we will be offering discounts starting at 30% on every in-stock title in our inventory published before 2017. More than 30,000 museum publications and trade monographs on art, architecture, photography and design will be offered for the first time at wholesale prices, including many scarce and out-of-print titles.
Our active backlist includes thousands of exhibition catalogues published since the 1960s, many of which were never commercially distributed in the U.S. All of our books are "new," not used copies;some titles may be slightly shelf-worn, especially those from the 1960s and 70s, but none have serious defects unless specifically noted in our record.
Quantities are extremely limited. For more than half the titles being offered, we have only one copy remaining in stock, so you may wish to search our holdings through our website before the sale starts. We are offering subscribers to our e-Newsletter the special privilege of selecting and purchasing sale items at the discounted price in advance of the sale; simply enter "Summer Sale" in the Special instructions/Comments box of the website's checkout page, and the 30% discount will be applied to your order when it is processed. If you are unable to be invoiced before the start of the fiscal year beginning July 1, we will be glad to hold your selections on reserve for you until then.
Search tips:
On the Advanced Search page of our website, enter "<2017" in the publication date field to limit your search to sale items. In the Print Status box below the pull-down menus, uncheck the small boxes labeled "Include TOS/OSI titles" and "Include OP titles" to limit the search to in-stock titles.
When searching through the Advanced Search page, multiple filters (artistic medium, period, countryor region represented, language of text, etc.) can be applied simultaneously to further limit and refine search results.
Note: Searches retrieve a maximum of 2,000 matching titles per search; for very broad searches that would find more than 2,000 matching records (e.g., "Photography"), users will want to refine their searches by applying additional filters (e.g., period, country represented, language of the text, etc.) and/or conduct the search as a series of mutually exclusive searches based on date of publication (e.g., first search ">1960 <2010" in the YEAR OF PUBLICATION FIELD; second search ">2009 <2019").
Keyword searches, partial string searches (use an "*" as a wildcard character) and exact-phrase searches (put the phrase in quotation marks) can be conducted through the title and publisher field. For more details on how to use our Advanced Search page, click here.
If you would like assistance with compiling targeted lists drawn from the sale database, please contact us.

The sale applies to in-stock items published before 2017. 
Use "<2017" (less than 2017) in the "Year of publication" field and be sure to uncheck the boxes under "Print status". 
Use any combination of keywords to narrow down your search results to less than 2,000.

About Us  
For over 50 years, Worldwide Books has served academic, museum and public libraries as a specialized source for art exhibition catalogues issued by museums and galleries thro ugho ut the world. For the past two decade s Worldwide has also offered comprehensive coverage of new books on art, architecture, photography and design published by hundreds of leading American trade and university presses. Serving as a centralized source for a wide range of scholarly art books and exhibition catalogues, Worldwide is uniquely positioned to assist and guide art libraries in careful and efficient collection development.


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