National Links (return to GBW National Website)
(last updated February 28, 2017)
Eric Alstrom, from Okemos, Michigan, maintains the BookWorks website of his (can you guess?) book works.
Gabrielle Fox, a binder from Cincinnati, Ohio, teaches a variety of classes, takes on private conservation work and is a design binder who is known for her miniature books.
Karen Hanmer, a book artist from Illinois, has a selection of her original books on her website, many published in editions and available for sale.
Susan Hensel, a book artist from Minneapolis, Minnesota, has her own website and on-line gallery.
Leyla Lau-Lamb, a conservator at the University of Michigan, has several PowerPoint presentations online covering the topics of papyrus conservation and parchment making.
Joanne Kluba, Missouri Midwest Chapter Guild member, has an easy to navigate webpage showing many of the different styles of bindings she creates.
Emily Martin and the Naughty Dog Press has a very nice web page featuring a gallery, a list of workshops, and a turtorial on how to make the Secret Belgium binding.
These non-profit and for-profit organizations and galleries offer classes, workshops, or exhibits on book arts. Some also sell supplies. A listing here does not imply an endorsement; they are listed here for members’ benefit.
Columbia College, Chicago offers an MFA in Interdisciplinary Book and Paper Arts
Paper Source, Chicago (several locations in the Chicago area and also in Minneapolis, MN and Kansas City, MO; go to webpage for locations and phone numbers)
Sabatini Art Gallery at the Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library, Topeka (Their Special Collections Library has a large collection of artists’ books and an active exhibit schedule.)
Legacy Book Bindery, Columbia
Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, Two Rivers
To add a link, contact Eric Alstrom. When considering a link to add, please keep in mind this site is Midwest oriented. Most of the national links can be reached through the GBW Links section.