Collections

The American Bookbinders Museum collects and exhibits equipment, books, and ephemera related to bookbinders and the art of bookbinding. The only museum of its kind, ABM is dedicated to preserving and sharing the history, stories, and tools and craft of this remarkable art.

We seek to expand knowledge and understanding about the processes involved in bookbinding, the evolution of the book through time, and the people who were and are masters of this unique craft. This goal is achieved, not in small part, through access to the museum’s extensive collection of equipment, books and ephemera.

Have equipment or archival material you would like to consider donating to our collection? Please contact us.