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.


2016 Collaborative Book

“Our Most Exquisite Transformation”

The 2016 Collaborative book is a cross between a corpse book and a body flip book. Anyone who wants to sign up should email Melinda Fay with their contact information (name, street address and email address). Please print out a copy of the instructions (PDF). Melinda will snail mail you a copy of the required template. Email Melinda:

February 6, 2016

Program: 2016 Collaborative Book

Led by Melinda Fay, Kent Swanson, Barbara Barnett

We will have great fun oohing and aahing over each other’s pages and assembling a finished book. (See our January 2016 meeting for details and instructions.)

March 5, 2016

Program: Fishbone Binding
with Beverly Wilson

A Hedi Kyle design variation of a one-page structure that can have a sculptural look, similar to accordion binding. Several variations – Fishbone, Tree, and Fibona – are possible and we will attempt as many as time permits.

April 2, 2016

Toggle Top Box Making
with Mita Saldana

Note: Meeting will run until 1:30 pm

Assemble a simple, yet elegant, square box. This box has a separate flat lid that has a toggle-type bead handle attached. This is a great beginner box. You will learn the details of how to measure for the board and cover materials, and how to cover the box in a precise way so that it will look neat and professional. Mita will pre-cut bookboard. Measurements for paper to cover the books will be provided two weeks before so you can have your paper ready for assembly.

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 July 2015 (Revised edition) Newsletter (534KB PDF) for the latest LIBROS news.

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.