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 full list of upcoming meetings.

2023 Tortuga Gallery Show – “ Anything Goes”

July 7–15, 2023

The Libros/SF BAG Tortuga Gallery Show is open to Members in good standing. This is a collaborative show and any member from either group is encouraged to enter. Download Application Form PDF for full details.

Information can also be found on the Santa Fe BAG website.

2022–2023 series of programs

Check your Newsletter email for more details.

Saturday, June 3, 2023, 10:00 AM

Circle Book
Micaela Seidel 

We will be making one book. A 6-sided foldable book which is 5.5” diameter.

OPTIONAL and RECOMMENDED: You can make the larger 6-sided 8” diameter circle book. You need 6 pieces 8” square paper decorated on both sides. Gelli-print or watercolor is great. Paper should be cardstock or mixed media weight. (mine is Canson mixed media 98 lb) Front and back should be contrasting or at least different. (you can decorate the back after, but it’s harder.)

BIO: Micaela Seidel, grandmother, mother, sister, friend, and dyed-in-the-wool New Mexican. She has worked in the arts all her life, either creating, curating, or teaching art.

Please check your email for the Supply List and more information.

Location: St. Michaels & All Angels Church,
601 Montano NW (just west of 4th St.), Albuquerque, NM 87107
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Check your email for more details.

2023 Upcoming LIBROS Events & Programs

July 1, 2023. No regular meeting.
Field trip to Gypsy Raven Studio/Gallery in Mountainair, NM. Details to come 

July 7–15, 2023, Tortuga Art Show.

The Libros/SF BAG Tortuga Gallery Show is open to Members in good standing. This is a collaborative show and any member from either group is encouraged to enter. Download Application Form PDF (REVISED version) for full details.

August 5, 2023. Ruth Anna Abigail, Intentional Creativity and Art Journals. Details to come.

September 2, 2023. Orizomegami paper dyeing or Momigomi with Karen Woolsey, . Details to come.

October 7, 2023. Junk Journal and Paper Making Workshop from Chauncy at we.grow.eco on from 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Celebration of the Book – October 2023 to April 2024

Call for Entries – OPEN to LIBROS MEMBERS

The Santa Fe Book Arts Group will have several public exhibits during a six-month period to showcase the works of its members. Those scheduled to date include:

  • Santa Fe Main Library (October 2023)
  • Santa Fe Southside Library (October 2023)
  • Santa Fe LaFarge Library (October 2023)
  • Santa Fe Community College (March-April 2024)

During that period of time BAG will also hold a number of programs, workshops, and presentations. As part of the partnership agreement between BAG and LIBROS, LIBROS members have been invited to participate in these exhibits and events. More details and entry guidelines on the BAG website.

LIBROS Facebook Page

Please Like the LIBROS page on Facebook for upcoming news & events: Facebook/LIBROS New Mexico Book Arts Guild

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LIBROS meets on the 1st Saturday from 9:05am to 12:55pm (unless noted).

Social hour is from 9:05 to 10:00 a.m., followed by our regular meeting, which begins at 10:00. Please do not enter before 9:05am.

Our meeting location as of November 2022:

St. Michaels & All Angels Church
601 Montano NW
(just west of 4th St.)
Albuquerque, NM 87107
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Members receive a detailed email Newsletter with upcoming programs, Zoom links, and materials required listings. So Join today!

Book Lending Library
Library List by Title (PDF)
Library List by Author (PDF)
Collaborative Books (PDF)

Lists updated 9-2018.

Read more about the LIBROS Book Lending Library on our Calendar or Newsletter pages.

For Sale

I acquired these machines in 2013 from the estate of Constance Sayre, a bookbinder who operated the Black Oak Bindery in Iowa City and later, in Socorro, New Mexico. I loaned them to paper artist Vicky Bolen, who used them in her “Little Bird de papel” studio in Albuquerque. Sadly, Vicky has died and her studio will be closed. I will need to find another place for them. I am offering them for sale at $2000 for the John Jaques & Son 45” metal bed board shear, and $800 for the Howard Ironworks guillotine paper cutter. I would also consider offers.

Contact: Jimmy Abraham 505 257-9177 (land line).
1109 Los Tomases NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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!