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Online Exhibits

New Exhibit! March 20, 2021

Making Their Mark: Decorating and Finishing

An Introduction to Finishing, by hand or machine. Finishing adds the titling and decoration to a book’s cover, back and spine. Learn about the tools, processes and materials used to decorate a book’s binding.


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Bound for Beauty: Highlights from the Kathleen V. Roberts Collection of Decorated Publishers Bindings


An eighty-year retrospective of Decorated Publishers’ Bindings from our Kathleen V. Roberts Collection.

Bound for Beauty

Celebrating the 19th Amendment: Suffragists in Print

Women's Words Exhibit

Women’s Word; the struggle to get the vote.

From Abigail Adams to Zitkála-Šá, suffragists put their sentiments into print, stating their point of view. Formally organizing in the 1840s, they won the right to vote, state-by-state, with national ratification in 1920. This centennial exhibit of women writers, editors and publishers celebrates their decades of activism.


Suffragists in Print

American Bookbinders Museum

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.

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