Midwest Links

National Links (return to GBW National Website)

Midwest Links
(last updated February 28, 2017)

Individual / Bindery / Studio Links
Book Arts Organizations and Galleries

Individuals / Binderies / Studios in the Midwest

Eric Alstrom, from Okemos, Michigan, maintains the BookWorks website of his (can you guess?) book works.

Brien Beidler is a bookbinder, toolmaker, and podcaster based in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Christopher Brown of Wichita, Kansas, is a conservator in private practice and limited-run bookbinder.

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.

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.

Midwest Book Arts Organizations and Galleries

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)


University of Iowa Center for the Book, Iowa City


Alice C. 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.)


Hollanders, Ann Arbor
Kalamazoo Book Arts Center, Kalamazoo


Minnesota Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis
Cave Paper, founded in Minneapolis, now operating in Tucson, AZ


Legacy Book Bindery, Columbia


Cincinnati Book Arts Society, Cincinnati
Morgan Paper Conservancy, Cleveland
Paper Circle, Nelsonville


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.


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