For more information contact:
Friends of Art Bookshop
Fine Arts 120, Indiana University
1201 East 7th Street
Bloomington, IN 47405
tel 812/855-1333
fax 812/855-7498
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Summer Hours:
Monday to Friday: 9am - 4pm
closed weekends

Regular hours:
Monday to Thursday: 9am to 6pm
Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: 1pm to 5pm
Reduced hours during University breaks. Open late some Friday evenings in conjunction with Grunwald Gallery BFA/MFA show openings - check our Facebook page for more details!


At the Friends of Art Bookshop...

Ahhhhh, Summer!

The Friends of Art Bookshop will remain open all summer, with hours from 9am to 4pm Monday thru Friday. Stop in for snacks, baked goods, salads & sandwiches delivered fresh daily from the Bloomington Bagel Company, and browse a wonderful collection of fine art books, stationery, jewelry, art-making kits and other art-related goods.

Art Made by Students

The Indiana University Fine Art Ceramics Guild is now selling their creations year-round at the Friends of Art Bookshop! We are smitten with their lovely goods which include cups, bowls, sculptural objects, jewelry, plates and platters. Look for their work in the display case in the foyer of the Grunwald Gallery of Art, on the first floor of the Fine Arts Building, and purchase at the Friends of Art Bookshop. Additionally, the Bookshop offers Bling Jewelry created by the IU Metals Guild, and gorgeous, one-of-a-kind screenprinted tote bags created by the Textile Artist Assembly.

Wares created by students of the IU Fine Art Ceramics Guild

MEMBERS SAVE 10% ON ALL ITEMS at the Friends of Art Bookshop throughout the year! Delve into the treasures on our shelves and find inspiration, history, instruction, or a gift of art. The Friends of Art Bookshop boasts a collection of over 10,000 artbooks in all fields of study, from art history to African Art to metalsmithing to artist monographs! Our knowledgeable staff will offer help finding the perfect book for your needs. We happily take special orders for out-of-print or hard to find titles.


Established in 1968, The Friends of Art Bookshop maintains one of the most comprehensive art book inventories in the country. In addition to providing texts for School of Fine Arts courses, the Bookshop stocks an extensive selection of scholarly and general interest art books, as well as a wide variety of cards, posters, jewelry, and other gift items. Profits from the Bookshop are used to fund scholarships and provide travel and research monies for graduate students in Indiana University’s Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts, provide book prizes to undergraduate art students, and support the activities of the Grunwald Gallery and the Fine Arts Library. Shopping locally at the Friends of Art Bookshop helps you become a patron of the arts on many levels!

Friends of Art membership benefits include a generous 10% discount on almost everything in the Bookshop for an entire year - including jewelry, gifts, and, of course, our wide array of art-related books. Employment and volunteer opportunities are available.

Friends of Art Reading Group

With Violets: A Novel of the Dawn of Impressionism

by Elizabeth Robards

3The Friends of Art Bookshop Reading Group will meet on Saturday June 6, 1–3 pm in FA 007 to discuss With Violets: A Novel of the Dawn of Impressionism by Elizabeth Robards.  All are welcome!

Impressionist painter Berthe Morisot is the subject of this first novel by Former journalist Robards. Using letters and four years' worth of research,
Robards attempts to fill in the blanks regarding this unusual figure, who was ahead of her time.   

--- Library Journal

Paperback copies of the book are available at Friends of Art Bookshop for $13.99, with a 25% discount available to participants and members ($10.49 + tax = FoA Reading Group price)!  Call 855-1333 to reserve your copy or to have one delivered to you.

Everyone is welcome! Click HERE for more details about the book.


*Community Partnership with Bloomingfoods

2The Friends of Art Bookshop and Bloomingfoods have forged a new community partnership! Bloomingfoods members are now invited to save 10% off Friends of Art Bookshop merchandise (except for food and sale items), and Bloomingfoods is spreading word about the Friends of Art Bookshop and FoA's mission to their entire membership. We are so energized by this partnership, and look forward to expanding our community of support for the arts at Indiana University. Bloomingfoods is your locally owned, community grown co-op grocery. Since 1976, they've provided Bloomington with healthy, high quality, and environmentally sound products. Visit them at the original Kirkwood store (419 E Kirkwood Ave), the Near West Side (316 W. 6th St), East (3220 E. 3rd St), Ivy Tech (200 Daniels Way), or the newest store in the Elm Heights neighborhood (614 E. 2nd St), on the web at, or on Facebook!