The Movable Book Society 2023
September 28 – October 1, 2023
The Kimpton Schofield Hotel
Keynote Speaker: Peter Dahmen
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
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.
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 https://www.mazzamuseum.org
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 https://www.