BiblioCraft: A Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects combines my two loves–libraries and handmade design projects–in a single volume. In it, I provide you with both the skills and the inspiration to uncover fresh design ideas among the unique, historical, and unusual collections in libraries worldwide. In creating BiblioCraft, I had the good fortune to work with a roster of tremendously talented library-loving contributors (click here to view the table of contents), who designed projects based on library collections they explored. Published by Abrams/STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books on March 18, 2014, it is now available in stores and online.

Please write to me with questions about it any time.

Click here to view the table of contents.

Praise for BiblioCraft

“On the list of things that I love most, books take a very close second to crafting. So, if you too are just as likely to be found in a library reading room as you are in your local yarn and fabric store, BiblioCraft: A Modern Crafter’s Guide to Using Library Resources to Jumpstart Creative Projects, a new book from STC Craft, written by New York Public Library rare book librarian Jessica Pigza, will definitely be right up your alley!”


“When I discovered that it is no ordinary craft book…but one that encourages creative projects inspired by vintage or long forgotten books from the library (or even your own bookshelf), I was captivated!”

(Creature Comforts blog)

“Rarely does a decorating or DIY book make my heart flutter, but Jessica Pigza really knows how to charm a bibliophile whose passion is crafting and decorating.”


“Pigza has assembled quite the cast of crafting luminaries, such as Gretchen Hirsch (Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing), Liesl Gibson (Oliver + S Little Things To Sew), and Heather Ross (Heather Ross Prints), and these varied projects include everything from sewing and embroidery to papercraft.”
(Library Journal)

Press clippings

The LA Times “Jacket Copy”, on Bibliocraft.

A Q+A with Jessica Pigza, in Library Journal.