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


Introduction to The Movable Book Society

The Movable Book Society was organized in 1993 to provide a forum for collectors, artists, curators, book sellers, book producers and others to share enthusiasm and exchange information about pop-up and movable books. The Society has nearly 450 members worldwide.

MBS holds biennial conferences in different areas of the USA. Previous conferences were held in New Jersey, Los Angeles, New York, Milwaukee, Santa Fe, Chicago, and Washington, DC. At each conference, The Society presents The Meggendorfer Prize to the best paper engineered book of the previous two years.

The next conference is scheduled for Kansas City, MO, the home of Hallmark Cards, September 27-29, 2018. The agenda is chock full of interesting and fun lectures, workshops and trips. Click here for current Conference Information

Movable Stationery is the quarterly newsletter published by the Society. It includes feature articles, surveys of new titles, sources for out-of-print titles, information about exhibits and courses, book reviews, and stories about collectors with similar interests. Sample issues and individual copies of remaining back issues are available for $2.50 each. Click here for a sample issue of Movable Stationery.
Click here for back issues.

The annual dues of the Movable Book Society are $25.00 for U.S. members and $30 for Foreign membership, payable in U.S. funds. The membership year is for one year beginning with the month of membership. Credit cards cannot be accepted. Please email info@movablebooksociety.org for PayPal instructions or further information.

Membership application form for The Movable Book Society