The Movable Book Society 2023
Hybrid Conference

September 28 – October 1, 2023

The Kimpton Schofield Hotel

Keynote Speaker: Peter Dahmen

Conference Highlights

Attend in person or virtually

Viewing all conference presentations in real time

13 presentations featuring historians, paper engineers, conservators, and more

Tour of the American Greetings facility

Post-conference tour of the nearby Mazza Museum

An online portion of the silent auction

Voting for the Meggendorfer Prize for Trade Books

The Book Fair, The Auction, The Meggendorfer Prizes

Many meals provided

Click here to view the full agenda



American Greetings is a proud supporter of the Movable Book Society Conference



Book Your Hotel Room

The Kimpton Schofield Hotel

2000 E 9th St, Cleveland, OH 44115



The Hybrid Conference, 2023

Enjoy the 2023 conference from the comfort of your home.

Virtual attendees will have access to:

All presentations in real time*

Opportunities to interact with presenters

Making the hands-on project

Bidding in the online auction

Members will have the opportunity to vote for the Meggerdorfer Prize for Trade Books

*The American Greetings tour will be slightly modified for the virtual audience. Stay tuned for further details.



The Book Fair

Reserve a full or half table for book sales or swaps on Saturday, September 30th.

Full table prices are $50.00 for MBS Members and $75.00 for the General Public.



Conference Scholarships

New this year  – International Scholarships

A limited number of conference scholarships are available by lottery.

Each scholarship covers the conference fee, one year’s membership, and a $500 stipend to be used for hotel and/or flight. Two scholarships will be reserved exclusively for international attendees, and will feature a travel stipend of $1000.00. Recipients will be asked to assist at the conference.




Do you have something unusual that you would like to share at the conference?

Friday night is Show-and-Tell night at the hotel.

Prepare to bring a special book that you have collected or made, and watch for further details.



Submit a Book

For the Emerging Paper Engineer or Meggendorfer Artist Book Prizes

The Meggendorfer Prize for Artist Books honors the best pop-up and movable artist book created in the past three years.

The Emerging Paper Engineer Prize recognizes excellence in paper engineering among undergraduate and/or graduate students worldwide.



Post-Conference Excursion: The Mazza Museum

University of Findlay’s Mazza Museum is the world’s largest collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators. Join us in a tour!

Visit the Mazza Museum online at


Free Post-Conference Excursion: The Morgan Conservatory

Visit the Morgan Art of Papermaking Conservatory & Educational Foundation on Sunday, October 1st from 10am – 1pm!

Three make-and-take activities are planned for the visit, as well as a tour of the facility and grounds. The Morgan is located two miles from the conference hotel. Transportation and lunch are on your own.

Visit The Morgan Conservatory online at