Welcome to LIBROS

LIBROS is New Mexico’s Book Arts Guild offering a variety of inspiration for both traditional and experimental artist’s books. We hold regular meetings on the 1st Saturday of the month, as well as annual and special exhibits.

We welcome new members and guests – please see our Calendar page a full list of upcoming meetings.

Saturday, April 6, 2019 (9am–noon)

Two Books Structures

presented by Terry Garrett 

We will be making two books: The first is called the Portable Gallery (above), which is a variation on a Heidi Kyle book. By using the supplied envelope template, this portable gallery book can be mailed. You will be using plain paper for your first attempt. Once you make it, you can use it as a model to make others with decorated paper.

The second book is a folded book with a spine (above). It really does not have a special name; it was taught to Terry by his friend John Arbuckle, an amazing book artist from Seattle. You will paint the paper with acrylic, and Terry will demonstrate a technique using a credit card to spread the paint.

See Materials List to Bring on our Calendar page.

For more programs, visit the Calendar page...

Upcoming Workshop

Making Miniature Books

February 26, 2019, 6–9pm

Download PDF for details

Peter and Donna Thomas will be teaching Making Miniature Books: Simple and Complex Accordion Books on February 26 from 6-9pm. The class is open to all and the fee is $45, but for Libros members the cost is $35.

The class will be held at a new teaching space in town called SW Craft Connection, 3107 Eubank NE, Unit #27. It’s in Scottsdale Village. Payment is needed to reserve your place. Please call 505-414-1787 or 956-494-4812 between the hours of 10–6 to sign-up. 

If you have any questions please contact me, Mita Saldana (505) 281-5737  

LIBROS Yahoo Group

If you’re a LIBROS member, don’t forget to join librosnmbag where you can keep up to date with fellow members. Karen Woolsey is the Moderator of the LIBROS Yahoo Group. To sign up so you can post messages, first open a Yahoo Groups account, then send Karen an email at: (her email is also on the Yahoo Groups home page near the logo).

Follow LIBROS on Facebook: Facebook/LIBROS New Mexico Book Arts Guild

You may also like to join the following Facebook Groups to learn about upcoming art workshops in Albuquerque: Albuquerque Art Workshops


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Meeting Location

LIBROS meets at the Manzano Mesa Center on the 1st Saturday from 9am to 12 noon (more info on our Calender page).


Back Issues available on our Newsletter page.

Book Lending Library
Library List by Title (PDF)
Library List by Author (PDF)
Collaborative Books (PDF)

Lists updated 9-2018.

Read more about the LIBROS Book Lending Library on our Calendar or Newsletter pages.

Bookbinding Kit (PDF)

Updated December 2015

Don’t leave home without your bookbinding kit! Remember that many of our meetings are “hands-on” and the best way to learn new techniques is to try them yourself!

Pay by PayPal/Credit Card

LIBROS accepts online payments for Membership through PayPal’s secure online payment system. You do NOT need a PayPal account to pay by credit or debit card. Membership renewal is due by September of each year.