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.

Saturday, May 5, 2018 (9am–noon)

Our May meeting is a two-parter: A White Elephant Sale and the production work on a Poetry Chapbook which is a fundraiser for Open Space Alliance:

White Elephant Sale

First part of May meeting is our white elephant sale of your unwanted / excess book arts supplies, art supplies, art books, tools or related items. We suggest you donate 10% of your sales to Libros, more if you wish. Having items already priced will save time. You may bring things to give away if you wish. And bring lots of cash to take advantage of other peoples' white elephants!

Poetry Chapbook Production – with Dale Harris

Event: Saturday, May 26, 2018 – 10 am to 4 pm

Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120 
(505) 897-8831, https://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/open-space

LIBROS book arts group is a community sponsor of the annual Poets’ Picnic at the Open Space Visitor Center, along with Escribiente calligraphy society and the New Mexico State Poetry Society. Calligraphers will write haiku chosen from submissions by New Mexico poets on brown paper bag tags called Weathergrams for display on trees and bushes at the Open Space grounds. 

Escribiente and LIBROS will make chapbooks of these Weathergram poems for sale, to benefit the Open Space Alliance, a volunteer organization which supports and promotes open space activities. The day includes calligraphy demonstrations, a haiku workshop and nature walk in the morning and an afternoon of music and poetry. Visitors are encouraged to bring their own picnic lunch while enjoying music and poetry outdoors. Free admission, open to all.

Saturday, June 2, 2018 (9am–noon)

Long Stitch Book

with Mita Saldana

Learn to make a non-adhesive book that has multiple signatures sewn directly through the cover, creating a pattern of colored thread across the outside of the spine. This book would make a great travel journal as it is soft bound and therefore very light. It also has the ability to lay flat when opened, which makes it easy to write in. For a lovely finishing touch the back cover wraps around and up over the front cover with a bead and thread closure.

Bring your basic tool kit. Anything else will be notified closer to the class.

Visit our Calendar page for a full list of 2017–2018 Programs.

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).

Follow LIBROS on Facebook: Facebook/LIBROS New Mexico Book Arts Guild

You may also like to join the following Facebook Groups to learn about upcoming art workshops in Albuquerque: Albuquerque Art Workshops


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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).


Back Issues available on 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.