The Bone Folders' Guild & the Wisconsin Book Festival - Sixty Books, Sixty Libraries

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This digital collection was a collaborative book arts, writing and journaling project for the people of south central Wisconsin. The book collection was originally hosted by the South Central Library System (SCLS), and produced by the Bone Folders’ Guild (BFG), a book arts group based in Madison. This project was supported by a Madison CitiARTS grant.

The BFG book artists created sixty handmade blank books. Each book was catalogued into each of the sixty libraries in the South Central Library System. Unlike other library books, patrons were invited to write, draw, paint or collage in the books, producing community-wide collaborative works of art. Members of the Bone Folders’ Guild who created the Sixty Books include: Suzanne Berland, Susie Carlson, Carol Chase Bjerke, Nan Killoran, Laura Komai, Kathy Malkasian, Tricia Schriefer, Karen Timm, Alexis Turner, Marilyn Wedberg, Carey Weiler, Kristin Yates.

Some content in this collection has been edited because of copyright infringement concerns and to protect the personal information of contributors.


The Bone Folders Guild

Wisconsin Humanities Council
Alison Jones Chaim

Madison Public Library
Molly Warren


The Sixty Books Project is a collaborative project completed by the UWDCC, The Bone Folders’ Guild, The Wisconsin Humanities Council, Madison Public Library, and South Central Library System.