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 list of upcoming meetings, or check our our archive of Past Programs.

Saturday, June 3, 2017 (9am–noon)

led by Esther Feske

(1) June 3 program: "Everything-but-the-kitchen-sink books" made by Glo Cantwell, Karen Woolsey, and Annie Hooten. Ideas, materials, attaching, conceptual processes. More ideas than you can shake a stick at! (To continue the cliches). IF you have odd materials you want to use, and don't know how, come get ideas. If you have materials you want to share, we always welcome new stuff to play with! Please come!

(2) No meeting on July 1 (Independence Day weekend). Our next meeting will be on August 5th (Topic TBA).

(3) And we need more volunteers for officer and chairs and committees to keep Libros running next year! What are you willing to do, what do you want to happen? Attendance has been down, so we need YOUR input as to what you want to have for programs and activities that interest you. Hint: those who attend get to decide, as in any organization. We have 2017-18 volunteers for Treasurer, State Fair chair, Library show chair, archivist. That means we need You to step up if we are to continue in any fashion. Please email or phone or text me if you are thinking about any position or committee.

2017 New Mexico State Fair

Thursday, September 7 – Sunday, September 17, 2017

LIBROS members exhibit each year at the New Mexico State Fair in the Creative Arts Building at the NM Expo during the month of September.

For entry requirements, download the Bookbinding PDF from the Creative Arts page.

Entry Dates

Friday, August 25, 9am – 5pm
Saturday, August 26, 9am–5pm

Acrobat Reader may be required to read PDFs (free from Get Adobe Reader).

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).

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

Albuquerque Art Workshops

New Tricks Art Workshops Group


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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).

Latest Newsletter


Download the April 2016 Newsletter (1.8MB PDF) for the latest LIBROS news. Back Issues available our our Newsletter page.

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

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.