We tell the story of the book. The ABM celebrates the history, tools and process of western bookbinding.  See how books were bound by hand until the 19th century; marvel at the first machines that automated bookbinding. Once you visit, you will never look at a book the same again.

The American Bookbinders Museum is the only bookbinding museum in North America.

The American Bookbinders Museum is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


We tell the story of how books are made and why they’re important to all of us today.

We do this by providing hands-on experiences for scholars, makers and passionate book-lovers that furthers their understanding of the art and craft of bookbinding.

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