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 worldwide membership.
Biennial conferences have been held since 1996 and, starting in 1998, the Society has awarded the Meggendorfer Prize for outstanding paper engineering. It is presented to the paper engineer who has published the outstanding pop-up or movable book in the two preceding years.
Beginning in 2014, the Society will award two additional prizes: one to the Best Pop-up or Movable Artist Book and the second to the Best 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.