• Burnett, David, Colville. Toronto: Art Gallery of Ontario/McClelland and Stewart Limited, 1983.
  • _________, Alex Colville, exhib. cat. Toronto: The Drabinsky Gallery, 1991.
  • Dow, Helen J., The Art of Alex Colville. Toronto: McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited, 1972.
  • Fry, Philip, Alex Colville: Paintings, Prints and Processes 1983–1994. Montreal: Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1994.
  • Kelly, Gemey, Alex Colville: Selected Drawings, exhib. cat. Sackville, NB: Owens Art Gallery/Anchorage Press, 1993.
  • Kelly, Gemey, Alex Colville: The History of Mount Allison, exhib. cat. Sackville, NB: Owens Art Gallery, 2002.
  • Perkin, J.R.C., Ordinary Magic: a Biographical Sketch of Alex Colville. Hansport, NS: Lancelot Press Ltd, 1995.
  • Redpath, James. Colville: Beings in Time, exhib. cat. North Bay: W.K.P. Kennedy Gallery, North Bay Arts Centre, 1992.
  • Smart, Tom, Alex Colville: Return. Vancouver: Douglas & McIntyre; Fredericton: Goose Lane Editions; Halifax: Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, 2003.