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Brooklyn Pops Up!
Exhibit in 2000

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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


Brooklyn Pops Up!
The History and Art of the Movable Book

Curated by the Movable Book Society
September to December 2000 The Brooklyn Public Library
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, New York

The exhibition, Brooklyn Pops Up! The History and Art of the Movable Book, was curated by Ann Montanaro, Robert Sabuda, and Ellen G.K. Rubin, all of the Movable Book Society. With over 100 books, the exhibit graphically showed the history of movable books displaying the Astronomicum Caeserum (1540) among other Rennaisance books on astronomy and several books representing the Golden Age of Pop-ups (turn of the 19th century). Six other themed cases are now traveling to branches around Brooklyn.

The catalog from the exhibition, Brooklyn Pops Up, boasts 8 landmarks of Brooklyn, paper engineered by the world's best artists. The movable cover is illustrated by Maurice Sendak and engineered by Matthew Reinhart.

The landmarks and paper engineers are:

Photos from the Brooklyn Pops Up! exhibit

Read the New York Times article (Nov.27,2000) about pop-up books