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, September 9, 2017 (9am–noon) * 2nd SAT *

Backyard Papermaking

with Julie Reickert

This interactive, hands-on workshop will explore ways to make paper through recycling and using common plants, and with minimum equipment. Q&A welcome throughout.

  • Brief discussion of eastern and western papermaking techniques
  • How to make pulp from old paper, iris leaves, and corn husks
  • Demonstration of equipment: vats, mould & deckle, “felts,” press
  • Participants pull and couch paper, press, set up to dry
  • Discussion of further options (cotton linters, kozo and more, pigments, sizing, etc.) plus resources.

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

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).

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.