The American Bookbinders Museum is the only museum of its kind in North America, celebrating and exploring the history, tools and stories of bookbinders and bookbinding, from its earliest forms through the changes and innovations of the industrial revolution.

In addition to the craft and artistry of binding, we focus on the stories of the men, women, and children who worked in binderies.

The American Bookbinders Museum is a registered 501(c)3 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 science of bookbinding.

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