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, November 1, 2014, 10am–noon

UNM Libraries Special Collection

We will take our members-only annual trek to the UNM Libraries Special Collections which houses over 1,000 artists’ books and books about artists’ books. Most artists’ books are in special collections (Center for Southwest Research) in Zimmerman Library.

The group will meet in the Waters Room from 10:00 until 12:00 p.m where a curator has compiled a selection of book chosen by members for perusal. The catalog can be found by following the link and then searching Artists’ books - research guide. http://libguides.unm.edu/art

Please check our Yahoo! Forum for more details from our organizer, Micaela Seidel (or contact her for details).

See also an updated list of Workshops in November, including book art workshops from Mary Sweet and Mita Saldana.

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.