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.

Next Meeting

Saturday, January 3, 2014, 9am–noon

Book Arts and Paper Arts of Mexico, with Kent Swanson

Kent will discuss papel picado (intricate cutwork paper), papel amate (which many of us know as bark paper), and the Aztec and Maya codices. He will also demonstrate how amate paper is made and have the group do a fun papermaking activity.

Saturday, February 7, 2014, 9am–noon

Collaborative Journal Work Day

Annie Hooten and Micaela Seidel will assist in binding the collaborative journal.

Annie and Micaela introduced this year’s annual collaborative project at the December Meeting. The book will be a cloth book. Download the Instructions PDF and check out the LIBROS Yahoo! group for more discussion. We will bring in our creations to share and bind at the February 7 meeting.

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.