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.

2023–2024 series of programs

More details on our Calendar page....

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Insecti – Libros Collaborative Book Construction

For the March 2, 2024 Libros meeting we will put together the Insecti themed Collaborative project. If you didn’t sign up to participate in the project you can bring your own pages and book board and learn how to put it all together. New skills are always fun to learn.

For the participants:

  • Bring your bookboard already covered (outside only).
  • You will receive your 40 pages from all the participants in a bundle. 
  • You will get a colophon with all participants listed in your bundle.

Once distributed to all participants, we will give some instruction as to how the book will come together. You will then have some time to collate the pages in the order you want them to appear. You will then affix the first page to the cover and keep affixing pages to the next one. The finished product will be a two sided leporello book!

Upcoming LIBROS Events & Programs

Check your Newsletter email for more details.

Saturday, April 6, 2024

How to Make an Origami Box
with Charlotte Greene

Saturday, May 4, 2024

“They Had No Time To Say Goodbye”
with Rose Marie Prins

Saturday, June 1, 2024

How to Make a Pop-up Book
with Susan Clifford

Saturday, July 6, 2024

No Meeting.

July 2024 – LIBROS & Santa Fe Book Arts Group show “Anything Goes”

The Libros/SF BAG Tortuga Gallery Show will be held July 4-13, 2024. Show is open to Members in Good Standing Only. This is a collaborative show and any member from either group is encouraged to enter.

More details and Application Form on our Exhibits page...

Celebration of the Book Exhibit

Santa Fe Community College’s Visual Arts Gallery opens the art exhibition Celebration of the Book, which features contemporary book art, with a free reception with refreshments from 4 pm to 6 pm on Thursday, February 15, 2024. The exhibition continues through Friday, March 22.

All the artists represented in the exhibition are members of the Santa Fe Book Arts Group or LIBROS New Mexico Book Arts Guild. They use a wide range of materials, designs, and techniques to create original works of sculptural, two-dimensional, or multi-dimensional book art.

The exhibit and reception will close a six-month Celebration of the Book. To view a list of all events, visit https://santafebag.org/2023-2024-celebration-of-the-book-events/. To see all artwork, visit https://santafebag.org/exhibit-2023-celebration-of-the-book/.

Director of Art on Campus Linda Cassel said, “SFCC is thrilled to host the final event for the Celebration of the Book. This will give everyone an opportunity to see the full exhibition and to meet the artists who have enriched our community. SFCC has a strong Printmaking and Book Arts program, where many of the featured artists developed their talents.”

The SFCC Visual Arts Gallery is at 6401 Richards Avenue, Santa Fe, NM, and is open 8 am to 5 pm Monday  through Friday.

LIBROS Facebook Page

Please Like the LIBROS page on Facebook for upcoming news & events: Facebook/LIBROS New Mexico Book Arts Guild

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LIBROS meets on the 1st Saturday from 9am to 12 noon (unless noted).

9:00–9:30 Social Time
9:30–10:00 Show & Tell
10:00 Meeting begins.


Manzano Mesa Center
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)

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!