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.

2019–2020 series of programs

2019 New Mexico State Fair

Entry Dates

Monday, August 19, 9am – 5pm
Tuesday, August 20, 9am–5pm

See our Exhibits page for more details.

Saturday, September 1, 2019, 9am–12noon

Modified Piano Hinge by Barbara Byers

This hands-on workshop is a dos por dos construction with a modified piano hinge binding.

Mita Saldana, President of Libros, will kick-off September's meeting with a Basic Book Binding Tool Demonstration (about 15 minutes). If you are new to bookbinding or just not sure what tools you should invest in... this will be a not-to-miss demonstration.

In this month’s presentation member Barbara Byers will guide us in making a Dos por Dos Modified Piano Hinge Book. Our model will be a dos-a-dos book with two single sections. More details and supply list...

Saturday, October 5, 2019, 9am–12noon

Top Hinge Book with Calligraphy by Ginger Rice

Where bookbinding and Calligraphy collide beautifully. Ginger will demonstrate how to make a simple top stitch book, after that she will guide you through inspirational Calligraphy techniques.

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 9am–12noon

Center For The Book Tour at 10am - Must RSVP

Tour the Center For the Book at the Special Collections LIbrary at 423 Central Ave. NE, ABQ NM 87102.

plus November 9 – Santa Fe BAG

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 9am–12noon

Xmas Party and Gift Exchange! Also Star Book Ornaments by Esther Feske

Star Book Ornaments: We will make a few simple mapfold pages that make the most wonderful holiday ornaments.

plus Collaborative Presentation

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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.