ABM Guild Membership

Become a member of ABM’s Museum Guild

Members of the ABM Museum Guild are essential partners in telling the story of the book. Your purchase or renewal of an annual membership allows the only bookbinding museum in North America to preserve the history of western bookbinding while offering the public free, mission-driven exhibits throughout the year. Review the Guild levels below to find your ideal member type and click “Become a Member” to complete your purchase!

Questions about becoming a member? Contact Kristine Connolly, Development Manager, at donations@bookbindersmuseum.org.

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Grand Master – $500

The American Bookbinders Museum is honored to partner with skilled artist and bookbinder Sasha Mosalov, to offer a unique gift as part of the Grand Master membership level. Grand Master Guild members receive an artisan handbound journal crafted with care by Sasha, complete with personalized finishing details. Click the image to learn more about this offer. ABM will work with Grand Master members during the creation of these personalized journals; this membership level also receives two admission tickets. Membership benefits valued at $100

DIY Bookbinding Kit

Master – $200

Become a bookbinding Master with ABM’s new, pandemic-friendly member level! In addition to two admission tickets to the museum, Master members receive one DIY bookbinding kit complete with step-by-step instructions and materials to make a personalized exposed binding journal. Perfect in-home, socially distancing activity for all ages. Click the image to the left to learn more about the DIY bookbinding kit. Membership benefits valued at $55 

Click here for a 6-minute video tutorial on how to use the DIY kit!


Journeyman – $100

Every skilled journeyman needs a bone folder. Journeyman members receive one AMB bovine bone folder and two admission tickets. A bone folder is an indispensable dull-edged hand tool used to fold and crease paper, leather, and other materials at various stages of the bookbinding process. This tool is a must-have when making homemade cards and other paper crafts. Click the image to the left to learn more about the importance of this bookbinding tool! Member benefits valued at $42


Apprentice – $50

Begin your relationship with the story of the book by purchasing Apprentice Guild membership. This purchase includes an ABM enamel pin, giving Apprentice Guild members the opportunity to proudly display their discovery of the art of bookbinding. Apprentice Membership also includes one museum admission ticket. Member benefits valued at $25



Book Lover – $25

Are you passionate about books but unfamiliar with the process of bookbinding? The Book Lover Guild membership is the place for you. Book Lover Guild members receive one museum admission ticket and the chance to learn how advancements in bookbinding made it possible for the book to become the most treasured cultural resource in history. Member benefits valued at $15

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