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.

LIBROS Annual Book Arts Library Show

May 8 – 31, 2017

“The Handmade Book”

The 2017 Annual Member Show of handmade and artist books is being held at the Albuquerque/ Bernalillo County Libraries at the Main Library, Second Floor, 5th & Coppier (501 Copper Ave NW), Albuquerque, NM.

We have a FREE hands-on bookmaking demonstration for the public during the show on the 2nd Floor. All materials provided, no registration required.
Saturday May 27, 1–3pm – Four Fast Books

Main Library hours: Mon, Thur, Fri, Sat 10am–6pm; Tues, Wes 10am–7am; closed Sun. Parking in City parking garage catty-corner from library entrance; get your parking ticket stamped at the library main desk for 2 hours free parking.

2017 New Mexico State Fair

Thursday, September 7 – Sunday, September 17, 2017

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 25, 9am – 5pm
Saturday, August 26, 9am–5pm

Acrobat Reader may be required to read PDFs (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).

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

Albuquerque Art Workshops

New Tricks Art Workshops Group


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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.