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.

2022–2023 series of programs

Check your Newsletter email for more details.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Mark-Makingby Karen Woolsey and Esther Feske 

Ever wonder about mark-making? Afraid to try it for fear that you’ll lose that awesome painting or that fantastic journal spread? Karen and Esther will be showing different ways to add marks to your artwork. 

Esther will be doing demos only, as her techniques are pretty messy. She plans to bring a big box to do some demos inside (to catch overspray). No materials or supplies from members are needed for this portion.

Karen’s take on mark-making, while similar to Esther’s, will be a bit different. She will be leading members in various exercises to find and design marks that are meaningful to you. We will be working with just white and black paper and mediums. Gold can also be added if you wish. 

Check your email for more details and a supply list.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Small Book, by Annie Hooten

Annie will be demonstrating a one-page decorative exercise that would then be torn down to make a smaller book. It would go well after the lesson in making marks.

November 5, 2022

Traveler’s Notebook, by Julie Filatoff

You will create a Traveler’s Notebook (TN), which you can use as a planner, sketchbook, journal, art journal, scrapbook, study guide, meal planner, recipe book, and so much more


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LIBROS meets on the 1st Saturday from 9am to 1pm (unless noted).

Social hour is from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., followed by our regular meeting, which begins at 10:00. Please be prompt for the class, as we will start right after the regular business meeting.

Our current meeting location is the Manzano Mesa Center. The Center is located at:
501 Elizabeth SE
Albuquerque, NM 87123
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Members receive a detailed email Newsletter with upcoming programs, Zoom links, and materials required listings. So Join today!


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!