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.

Link to NM State Fair - Creative Arts Page.

New Mexico State Fair 2014

The New Mexico State Fair is held at Expo New Mexico
Wednesday, September 10 – Sunday, September 21, 2014

For entry requirements, download the Creative Arts > Bookbinding PDF

Entry Dates

Friday, September 5, 9am – 5pm
Saturday, September 6, 9am–5pm

LIBROS is looking for volunteers to demo bookbinding and book arts during the show. Please contact Mita for schedule.

For download rules for other Divisions, visit the Creative Arts Entries & Rules page. Acrobat Reader is required (free from Get Adobe Reader).

Next Meeting

Saturday, September 6, 2014, 9am–noon

Cross Flexagon Book

Barbara Byers will be teaching the Cross-Flexagon Book at the September meeting. This link will give you an idea of the structure.

Materials list for Cross-Flexagons:

  • At least 4 picture post cards
  • a couple of pieces of card stock, color or white
  • double-sided tape
  • pictures and or magazine cut outs or calendar pics you like
  • two weights
  • usual kit (see Bookbinding Kit to the right)

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!). We'll be working through Chapter 1 during August, so bring your results to the September meeting. 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.