We celebrate and share the history, tools and processes of bookbinding from the 16th century through the changes and innovations of the 19th century. In addition to the business and craft of bookbinding, we share the stories of men, women, and children who worked in binderies.

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

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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