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, or check our our archive of Past Programs.


May 7, 2016

LIBROS Flea Market!

May is a white elephant/ flea market by members and invited guests to buy and sell anything related to art. We arrive at 9am, and sale starts about 9:30am, so we can set up and look around first.

Our stipulation is that items must be art-related (no clothes and household goods unless you can make a book from them!). Don't forget to bring plenty of Mad Money – cash is certainly best, as most of us don't have access to using credit cards! We request that 10%, or more, of your proceeds be donated to LIBROS to support future programs.

WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING TO BRING? Please post your items to the YahooGroup!

LIBROS Book Lending Library

Remember that we have books and DVDs to borrow at each meeting! If there is a particular book you'd like to borrow, please contact Glo Cantwell before the meeting (Library List is posted to the right by Author and Title).

LIBROS Annual Book Arts Library Show

April – May, 2016

“Homage to the Greats”

The 2016 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.

We will have two FREE demonstrations during the show, open to the public:
Saturday April 23, 1–3pm – Simple Japanese Stab Binding
Saturday May 28, 1–3pm – Whirlwind Books

This year's theme is "Homage to the Greats". It's a very inclusive theme so let your imaginations run wild and have fun creating using your definition of The Greats!

Submission of books at April 2nd LIBROS meeting. We will need volunteers to help put up and take down the show and also to give hands-on demonstrations for the public, dates TBA. Books will be returned at the June meeting.

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.

Download 2015 NM State Fair Awards Results (PDF).

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).

Latest Newsletter


Download the April 2016 Newsletter (1.8MB PDF) for the latest LIBROS news. Back Issues available our our Newsletter page.

Book Lending Library
Library List by Title (PDF)
Library List by Author (PDF)

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.