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 about 400 members worldwide.
The Society holds biennial conferences. At the conference the Society awards two Meggendorfer Prizes. One prize goes to the artist/paper engineer who has produced the most outstanding pop-up or movable book commercially published in the two preceding years. The second goes to the creator of the best pop-up or movable artist book. In addition, an award is given to the Emerging Paper Engineer.
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 $3.00 each.
In celebration of the upcoming 25th anniversary of The Movable Book Society, there is currently an open call to design a movable letter card for A to Z: Marvels in Paper Engineering. This juried collection of 26 individual pop-up spreads, each focusing on a letter of the alphabet, will showcase some of the best Paper Engineers around the world. Please download the Call for Entries (PDF) for more details. After letter confirmation from The MBS, download and complete the Submission Form (PDF).