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March 26, 2018

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Yale Univ. acquires
life-size anatomical
flap book

Some Kubašta classics
reprinted, in Czech.

It's official! Movable paper
is 900 years old!
@ Univ. of Gent, Belgium

"Pop-ups from Prague" in the News!

Back issues of Movable Stationary


The event may be over
but you still can attend-
Be sure to visit PAST EVENTS

new to the market

Yoojin Kim’s LEAVES: 
 An Autumn Pop-Up Book
wins Moonbeam Children’s Award.

Don’t miss  This Book is a
by Kelli Anderson.
It’s an experience!

New [first?] Chinese pop-up book

From draft @MBS Conference
to a final book!
The Pop-up Art Book

mbs-the movable book society

The Pop-ups Are Coming!
Review of the 2016 Boston
MBS Conference with photos

MBS' Meggendorfer Prize winners


DIY pop-up templates
all in one place!

Video on French pop-ups
Great videography!

Interview with:
"Magic Inside Books" exhibit &
Pres. of Up With Paper

NEW! Make pop-ups
with Matthew Reinhart

Anatomical flap book in
Jean-Luc Godard's film,
A Married Woman
, 1964

German children make
pop-up books

MBS member, Larry
Rakow demonstrates
The Speaking Picture Book

Collecting Pop-ups

Pop-ups used to study
cultural and ethnic
movements. Inspiring!

See a collection of Volvelles!

Becca Zerkin, paper engineer,
Interviewed on AdoramaTV.

The Romance of Cobwebs
Met Museum/NYC on Valentine's Day
by Nancy Rosin-Valentine Writer

Visit Peter Dahmen's
YouTube Channel with
Tutorials-in English

More pop-up mulitmedia

Uli Tietz discusses his
pop-up book collection.

"10 Pop-up Books that
Are Works of Art" [w/videos]

Robert Sabuda Interview

Lecture by Dominic Riley
on Books as Art-Movables
[images appear 3 min. into talk]

Olli Johnson's MBS
conference video of her
paper engineering

Library of Congress on
Movable Structures in Books

MBS' Celebrat10n Book
set to music

MBS' 2000 exhibit,
Brooklyn Pops Up!
on Martha Stewart

History of the French movable book

MUST SEE Biedermeier Cards
in action! circa 1815

Unique use of electricity & pop-ups!
This will blow your mind!

A history of Johann Gutenberg
video by the Paper Discovery Center

Make Your Own Pop-up

Florida's Baldwin Library
repairs their movable books.

Repairing a Bookano book

Join "Fold the Flock"
make extinct passenger pigeon

Click here for NEW templates

How Pop-up Books are Made-a video

How a Commercial with pop-ups is made

my collection

Erotic Movable Ephemera:
Watchpapers: Practical Tokens
of Labor and Love

for sale

The Hanukkah Puzzle Book

by the Popuplady

"Pop-ups from Prague"
Catalog of the Grolier exhibit
Kubašta’s life and work.

in my life

A Worthy Cause I believe in!

learn about what's dear
to The Popuplady


"Pop-ups from Prague:
A Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of
Vojtěch Kubašta (1914-1992):

From the Collection of Ellen G. K. Rubin"

The color catalog from the exhibit has won the 2015 RBMS Leab Exhibitons Award.

The catalog is out of print and available in very limited supply from:
1. The Grolier club. SOLD OUT!! 2. Oak Knoll Books SOLD OUT!!
3. National Czech and Slovak Museum, Cedar Rapids, IA


The Grolier Kubašta exhibit is over! But you still can experience it by reading what the NY Times had to say and see close-up images of some Kubašta items. A virtual exhibit in three parts:
Part #1
, Part#2, Part #3
As part of the exhibit, The Popuplady spoke extensively about Kubašta’s art and life. The talk was followed by a panel discussion with Dagmar Kubaštova, Robert Sabuda, the Prince of Paper, and Monica Brandrup of Up With Paper. View the Evening: Popuplady's talk: first 50 min followed by the panel.

Welcome to the World of Pop-up and Movable Books!

The Popuplady is a writer, collector, curator, lecturer, and lover of the genre known as Pop-up and Movable Books. She invites you to explore her website to discover and experience the world of movable books and movable ephemera.

In this newly up-dated website, The Popuplady will do her best to bring you solidly, researched information as well as Trivia and Jokes [About Pop-ups].
If you are a return visitor, and I hope you will be, look for for up-dated information.

Did you know that

  • movable books date back to the 13th century
  • every movable book is hand-made, even today
  • movable books were originally made for adults and still are
  • the artists who animate the illustrations are called “Paper Engineers”
  • there is a Society for movable booklovers like the Popuplady?

Showcased are videos for visitors to dynamically see what the books do best, MOVE!! Examples may be from around the world [Multimedia] or from The Popuplady’s vast collection [My Collections].

Here, at Popuplady.com, you will find what is going on right now in the Popup World, what the Paper Engineers are working on [Links] and how you can repair and maintain your books.[About Books].

Finally, find out who is The Popuplady, what is the source of her passion, and how she can share it personally with you [The Popuplady].

Make Popuplady.com your resource for all areas of the Pop-up Book World.

Thanks for returning. I hope you visit often.

What's New Around the World

When an author, paper engineer, publisher, or any person who was prominent in our pop-up world passes on, we want to pay them tribute. We do so at Obituaries.

When announcements are no longer timely and there is still information on the Web. Check out PAST EVENTS to see what you missed.

The Movable Book Society

The next Biennial conference is in Philadelphia, PA, beginning Sept. 18, 2014.
Join The Movable Book Society to stay current on all things Pop-up.


Explore links to various vidoes and learn and explore this movable world.

My Collection/Articles

The Popuplady "shops and shares." See items from her collection and articles she has written about them.
Some of these links may take you away from The Popuplady. Please come right back!

For Sale

From time-to-time, The Popuplady will recommend or make available a new book. Take a look!

In My Life

The Popuplady tells you about herself and take a peek into some of her personal favorites.

Thank you, Ken Ooi! of Feasible Designs who made this website possible with your graphic skills, perceptive ideas, and patient teaching. I could never have done this without you, Ken!