This blog is about digital photo books, but I like the physical books just as much. The physical photo book live as much online, if not more, than they do in peoples homes. There are photo book review sites, tons of photographs and videos showcasing them, libraries, work in progress, crowdfunding to get them made, discussions, online shops and auctions etc.
Below are some great websites and blogs covering the subject in different ways. I know, I probably forgot about a thousand other sites.
"The Claxton Projects website is a curated selection of contemporary and vintage photography books from the Claxton Projects library. This archive includes books by some of photography’s most distinguished, imaginative and inventive artists and is intended to provide an introduction to new collectors, whilst highlighting the occasional overlooked title to the more seasoned photography book enthusiast. Above all else, Claxton Projects is a celebration of great photography books and the wonderful images within."
Indie Photobook Library
"Founded by Larissa Leclair in 2010, the Indie Photobook Library is an archive of self-published and indie published photobooks. This includes DIY, photobooks independently published and distributed, photography exhibition catalogs, print-on-demand photobooks, artist books, zines, photobooks printed on newsprint, limited edition photobooks, and non-English language photography books, etc. The iPL promotes and showcases the books in the collection through international pop-up and feature-length exhibitions, articles, conferences, guest lectures, and also preserves them as a non-circulating public library."
One year of books
"We are husband and wife, living in Paris. This blog shows our growing book collection."
Self Publish, Be Happy
"Self Publish, Be Happy is an organisation founded by Bruno Ceschel in 2010 with the aim of celebrating, studying and promoting self-published photo books through events (such as exhibitions, displays and talks), publications and online exposure. Self Publish, Be Happy also organises workshops that help artists and photographers make and publish their own books."
"I write reviews and commentaries about photographic books, aka PhotoBooks. The photobooks that are of interest to me are contemporary investigations that cover a broad range of photographic projects, series and monographic subjects. I will occasionally provide news about photographic book publishing and photobook events. My book reviews are provided on a totally random frequency."
The Photobook Club
"The Photobook Club aims to promote and enable discussion surrounding the photo book format. In particular looking at old, rare and influential photography books from the 20th century onwards.
Each month the Photobook Club will look at one photography book worthy of discussion not only by us at the Photobook Club but anyone who would like to write blog posts, comment through tweets and generally add 2 cents."