about the movable
book society

Introduction to MBS

Join the
Movable Book Society

Meggendorfer Prize winners

Movable Stationery
Read a sample issue

Brooklyn Pops Up!
Exhibit in 2000

after the conference

MBS in Boston, MA 2016

MBS in Philadelphia, PA 2014

An Electrifying Conference
Salt Lake City, Utah 2012

The Movable Book Society
Conference-A First 1996

Convention Roundup
Los Angeles, CA 1998

Dear Diary
MBS Meets in NYC '00

MBS Grows Up
Milwaukee, WI

With a Song in Our Hearts
San Diego, CA 2004

Open House
Chicago, IL 2006

Partisans and Pop-ups
Washington, DC 2008

Magic and Passion
Portland, Oregon 2010


The Movable Book Society

The Movable Book Society [MBS], organized in 1993 by Ann Montanaro, is a world-wide organization of pop-up and movable book enthusiasts. The Society, with over 400 members world-wide, brings together paper engineers, librarians, scholars, collectors, and students of paper crafts. Movable books have a 700 year history. There is much to learn.

The Society holds biennial conferences in different areas of the USA where it presents The Meggendorfer Prize to the best paper engineered book of the previous two years. NewAs of 2014, there is a new Meggendorfer Prize for the best Artist Book. Our first winner is Dorothy A. Yule's Memories of Science.

The Society publishes a quarterly newsletter, Movable Stationery, to bring members the latest news about new books, old books, collecting, care and repair ideas, and much more. An extensive review is published after each Conference, written by The Popuplady. [see after the conference]

From time to time, The Movable Book Society will mount or sponsor an exhibition as it did in 2000 at The Brooklyn Public Libary. On occasion, the Society has also published a pop-up book, like Brooklyn Pops Up, the catalog for the exhibition, and Celebrat10n, to commemorate The Society's 10th Anniversary. [Contact The Popuplady for copies.]

Visit the website of The Movable Book Society but please come back soon!