I am fairly new to 'The Artist Book' genre. I attended a week long book making workshop last year with Adele Outteridge which has given me the basics. My friends Fiona Dempster and Susan Bowers make exquisite books. Susan had a studio exhibition last week and I was blown away. Maybe artist books is the way to 'file' some of my bits and pieces lying around the studio.
I have made a humble book for my sister for her birthday, documenting the building progress of their new home last year - visually, of course with lots of wabi sabi photos.