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Centers, Galleries, Guilds

Artists' Books from Arizona State University
Ashville Bookworks
Bienes Museum of the Modern Book
Book Arts Web and Bonefolder
Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild
CBBAG Exhibition
Center for Book Arts "Book Arts in the USA" 1990
Center for Book Arts, New York, NY
Columbia College Chicago Center for Book and Paper Arts
International Society of Altered Book Artists
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
San Francisco Center for the Book 
San Francisco State University - Artists Books: Vision – Form – Function A Virtual Exhibit By Meredith Eliassen
South Bay Area Women's Caucus for Art
University of Idaho Old Bookarts Page
University of Iowa Center for the Book

Types of Books


Altered Book - A Great How To - Eliza Metz - 2004
Altered Diva Blog
Altering a book by folding it - citizenkatya
Art E Zine UK
ArtChix Studio Gallery
Craig Stark Article on Altered Books  "Adding or Subtracting Value"
Ethnic Images for Altered Books
Karen Whimsy's Altered Books
Nature Girl The Craft Blog
Vintage Pocket Books by Sally White


3 Hole Bookmaking A Simple Pamphlet
“Small, Not Insignificant: a Specification for a Conservation Pamphlet Binding Structure” by Randy Silverman
Bookbinding and Grammar Tips and Resources from Compass Rose Horizons
Bookbinding Definition
Christorpher Swingley - shows how to bind book w/pics 
Coptic Bindings PDF
Dick Blick Simple Sewn Pamphlet
EvilRooster Bookweb - Three Bindings
Indiana University - Great visual on Case Bound Book
Inward Bound - Lorna Aaronson More good visuals on bound books
Old Leather Bound Books - very nice
Stitched Bindings - Button Hole and Long Stitch Books CaiLun Paper & Bookmaking
THE Simple Japanese Bookbinding by Brook West
Volcano Arts Good info on pastes


Accordion Book Wine bottle with tags
Accordion Book with leaves, Journey North
Accordion Books by Jenny Taliadoros
Accordion Fold with Pocket 
Cathy Chavez, Teacher Web - A Lot of Ideas
Colophon Gallery Tunnel Books good pics
Exploring Tunnel Books - History
FlapBooks Great Brazil for Kids
Flip Books - Robert Price,
Fold an Accordion Book - Hard cover GOOD
Jewish Historial Museum Esther Scroll
Little One Sheet Book - but not the one
Little One Sheet Book - shows the upside down printing
Pop Art Tunnel Books by Joanna Davis
Quadraramas from Alice Pickel 
Shape Book Outlines TeacherView
Shape Books - Shining Hours 
Starbook PDF
Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord - Her really good resource on lots of childrens books: Wish Scroll, Who Am I? Book
Triangular Books - written instructions with interesting comments
Tunnel Book PDF
Tunnel Book with flaps PDF
Little One Sheet book - The Simple Diagram


Explosion Pop-Up Book by Judy Christensen PDF
Joan Irvine - The Pop-Up Lady
Joan Irvine - How to Make a Pop-Up Book
Mark Hiner Pop-Up Books
Pop-up Book instructions
Pop-up Books by David Carter
Raphael Tuck and Sons Tour Through Their History - University of North Texas
The Book Art Project of Paul Johnson
The Moveable Book Society
Unit Lesson in words on Movable Books PDF
Vickie Blackwell's Making Books

Children's Books Specifically

Literarcy and Making Children's Books
San Diego Museum of Art - Education - Books

Minature Books

Links, Lots of Mini Books, Studet Folder Websites
Peter and Donna Thomas Minature Books

For Classes - Academic

Book Arts Web, The Philobiblon
Book Binding Trade - typical parts of a case bound book
Development of the Artist's Book - Peter D. Verheyen -Book Arts Web
Future of the Book
Getty Exhibitions, "The Artist turns to the Book" 
History of Artists Books
Issues of sequentiality
Johanna Drucker, "The Century of Artists' Books"
Kent Manske & Nanette Wylde, Books as Art syllabus, CSU Chico
Making your own art stamps
Penner, G, Art and Spirit Thesis
Penner, G., "Discovering Artists Books: The art, the artists and the issues" MA Thesis by Gwendolyn Penner
Richard Minsky, Found, The Center for Book Arts, NY  "The Book Art Movement 1974-1999"
Workshop links ( a bit outdated)

Individual Artists

Alan Wofsy Fine Arts - Wittenborn Art Books, Live & Work Spaces
Beth Lee, Calligraphy and books
Bev Brazelton, Altered Books
Dan Mayer, ASU
Emily Martin and Naughty Dog Press
Jeannie M. Hunt - pie book, children workshops
Jill Timm Miniature Books
Johan Deumens Gallery, Haarlem, The Netherlands
Judy and Michael Jacobs - Inspiring website
Karen Elaine - Mixed media, journals, altered books
Karen Michel, Mixed Media and Book Art
Lisa Kokin - Altered Books
Mel - Altered Diva
Old Leather Bound Books - very nice
Susan Hensel Design and Gallery

Inspirations and Specific Lessons

British Library - Sacred Books for Kids
Descansos - Soul Food Café
I Remember My Baptism by Making an Artist's Book by Judy
San Diego Museum of Art - Education Lesson Plans
Soul Food Café - Writing

Workshop Sites

Art and Soul Retreat
Art Unraveled
Juliana Coles - Extreme Visual Journaling
Mystical Places Press - Book Arts Workshops, Book Making Classes
Starwae Inn Workshops - Sonoma, CA
Valley Ridge, Wisconsin
Zea Mays Printmaking - Western MA

Ezines Publications

Bonefolder edition with Joanna Drucker's Exemplary Works
EBSQ - Self Representing Artists INSPIRING Info
Eliza Metz on Altered Books 

Supplies & Techniques

Book Binding Trade - typical parts of a case bound book
Colorful Creations - Scrapbooking and Stamping Studio
Coxes - Leather Stamped Books, and more
Flax Art & Design, San Francisco
Hollanders - The Place To Go
Lenz Arts - Hilary got her printing paper here
Paper Studio
Stampington and Company - Art Stamping
The Creative Zone - All kinds of good things
Volcano Arts Supplier and Articles
Yasutomo Fine Art Materials

Other Links

Kathy Garcia Bella Online Bound Journals and Other Books
Contemporary Art Listing of Galleries and Artists

Graphic Organizers

#1 MindScapes Nancy Margulies
Graphic Organizers - Specific Skills
Online Maps for Free
Thinking Maps
Tony Buzan MindMaps


Centers, Organization

Arts and Healing Network
A&H Network Links
Art As A Healing Force
Institute for Poetic Medicine - John Fox
Poetry Therapy Organization
Susanne West - Insight to Action
Women Environmental Artists Directory
Green Museum

Individual Artists

Alex Grey
Hannelore Fischer
More to come!

Workshop Sites


2009 Bind O Rama

Altering Books NABF 07
Altered Book by Melani de Groot
From Book Arts Web
Altering Books No AZ Book Festival 07
Making Book from Lorna Aaronson's website