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.

2015 Annual Members Exhibit

April 10 – May 30, 2015

“Books as Art”

The 2015 Annual Member Show of handmade and artist books will be held at the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Main Library, Second Floor, 501 Copper Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM.

Please join us for FREE bookmaking classes by LIBROS members:

Saturday, April 25: Make a Photo Album
Saturday, May 23: Make a Magical Mapfold Book (pictured above)

Classes are held from 1:00-3:00 pm in the Genealogy Center, 2nd floor of the Main Library. Instruction and Materials provided. No registration required.

Next Meeting

Saturday, June 6, 2014, 9am–noon

Topic: Show & Share

For our final meeting of the season, bring any handmade books that you made in a class this past year, or private projects you have worked on.

Also bring any collections you may have. (Mita will bring some of her antique books and special collections!) So bring anything related to the book!

We will be voting in the new board and talking about what people would like for upcoming programs. If they have any art or crafrrelated materials to sell bring that too (a donation to Libros is much welcomed out of any sales).


2015 New Mexico State Fair

Wednesday, September 10 – Sunday, September 20, 2015

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 28, 9am – 5pm
Saturday, August 29, 9am–5pm

For download rules for other Divisions, visit the Creative Arts Entries & Rules page. Acrobat Reader may be required (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).


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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).

"Trying It Out"

August 2014

LIBROS is pleased to announce a new program called "Trying It Out" which will be especially helpful for beginners. We will work through Alisa Golden's book Creating Handmade Books, one chapter at a time. At each monthly meeting, you can bring the book you made during the previous month and get help with any of the steps. You can buy this book online at Amazon or borrow it from the LIBROS library (for one month only!). For more info, email Mita.

Latest Newsletter


Download the December 2013 Newsletter (540KB PDF) for the latest LIBROS news.

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.