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See acclaimed movie, Someone Else
with music by Ben Rubin

Start Your Engines! Pop-Up Now II
23Gallery Pop-up Exhibit
submit entries by Aug. 27, 2016

MBS' Artist Book contest application
MBS/Ticknor Society Emerging Paper
prize application

2 post-MBS conference pop-up
Sept. 18, 2016 Sign up!

"Pop-ups from Prague" in the News!

"10 Pop-up Books that
Are Works of Art" [w/videos]

A 12th century movable [flap]?
scroll to #100 & 101
@ Univ.. of Gent, Netherlands

Back issues of Movable Stationary


2016 Movable Book Society
Conference, Boston, MA

Sept. 15-17 with Ticknor Society

Boston Conference Agenda

Shawn Sheehy's pop-up workshops

Mazza Gallery dedicated to pop-ups
Matthew Reinhart 1st exhibition

Kubašta lecture & discussion
@ the Grolier Club, 2014

The event may be over
but you still can attend-
Be sure to visit PAST EVENTS

new to the market

From draft @MBS Conference
to a final book!
The Pop-up Art Book

New website for buying pop-ups.
Wonderland Books

mbs-the movable book society

Come to the Boston conference,'16!

MBS' Meggendorfer Prize winners


Pop-up book made of Legos!

Pop-up storytelling
from Jerusalem: The Chelm Legend

Euclid's Elements of
1570 in motion

Library of Congress on
Movable Structures in Books

MBS' Celebrat10n Book
set to music

Theo Gielen on the
History of the Speaking Book
[in Dutch, 2009]

The Art of: series
Origami Architecture

MBS' 2000 exhibit,
Brooklyn Pops Up!
on Martha Stewart

TED talk uses pop-ups
to teach about tectonic plates
The Pangaea Pop-up [TED] book
by Yevgeniya Yeretskaya

Pop-ups can save the World
with a $1 microscope!

Pop-ups tell the history
of Kellog's cereal.

Panera Bread pop-up ad

History of the French movable book

MUST SEE Biedermeier Cards
in action! circa 1815

Pop-up Advice for Bad Weather!

Unique use of electricity & pop-ups!
This will blow your mind!

A history of Johann Gutenberg
video by the Paper Discovery Center

Seduce Me! Animal Sex
with Isabella Rossellini
engineered paper, of course!

Make Your Own Pop-up

Join "Fold the Flock"
make extinct passenger pigeon

Click here for NEW templates

Matthew Reinhart Star Wars templates

How Pop-up Books are Made-a video

How a Commercial with pop-ups is made

my collection

Erotic Movable Ephemera:
Watchpapers: Practical Tokens
of Labor and Love

Catalog of Kubašta Exhibit

for sale

The Hanukkah Puzzle Book

by the Popuplady

"Pop-ups from Prague"
Catalog of the Grolier exhibit
Kubašta’s life and work.

in my life

A Worthy Cause I believe in!

learn about what's dear
to The Popuplady


"Pop-ups from Prague: A Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtěch Kubašta (1914-1992): From the Collection of Ellen G. K. Rubin"

The color catalog from the exhibit has won the 2015 RBMS Leab Exhibitons Award.

Here is what the judges said about the catalog:
"The Division One (expensive) winner is the Grolier Club for “Pop-Ups from Prague: A Centennial Celebration of the Graphic Artistry of Vojtěch Kubašta (1914-1992) from the Collection of Ellen G. K. Rubin.”

“The committee appreciated the unusual subject matter of this catalog, how it described the way Kubašta’s art changed over time, and the influence of politics and printing technology affected his career,” said David Faulds, chair of the RBMS Exhibition Awards committee and curator of rare books and literary manuscripts at the University of California-Berkeley. “As befitting such a visual subject, the catalog influenced beautiful color reproductions with the photography revealing the three-dimensional nature of pop-up books.”"

The catalog is out of print and availabe in very limited supply from:
1. The Grolier club. Email Maev Brennan: <mbrennan@grolierclub.org>. Movable Book Society [MBS] members: discounted price of $24. Shipping: USA $8; No overseas shipping.
2. Oak Knoll Books @ $30. Shipping: USA $7.95; Overseas $16.95
3. National Czech and Slovak Museum, Cedar Rapids, IA



The Grolier Kubašta exhibit is over! But you still can experience it by reading what the NY Times had to say and see close-up images of some Kubašta items. A virtual exhibit in three parts:
Part #1
, Part#2, Part #3
As part of the exhibit, The Popuplady spoke extensively about Kubašta’s art and life. The talk was followed by a panel discussion with Dagmar Kubaštova, Robert Sabuda, the Prince of Paper, and Monica Brandrup of Up With Paper. View the Evening: Popuplady's talk: first 50 min followed by the panel.

Welcome to the World of Pop-up and Movable Books!

The Popuplady is a writer, collector, curator, lecturer, and lover of the genre known as Pop-up and Movable Books. She invites you to explore her website to discover and experience the world of movable books and movable ephemera.

In this newly up-dated website, The Popuplady will do her best to bring you solidly, researched information as well as Trivia and Jokes [About Pop-ups].
If you are a return visitor, and I hope you will be, look for for up-dated information.

Did you know that

Showcased are videos for visitors to dynamically see what the books do best, MOVE!! Examples may be from around the world [Multimedia] or from The Popuplady’s vast collection [My Collections].

Here, at Popuplady.com, you will find what is going on right now in the Popup World, what the Paper Engineers are working on [Links] and how you can repair and maintain your books.[About Books].

Finally, find out who is The Popuplady, what is the source of her passion, and how she can share it personally with you [The Popuplady].

Make Popuplady.com your resource for all areas of the Pop-up Book World.

Thanks for returning. I hope you visit often.

What's New Around the World

When an author, paper engineer, publisher, or any person who was prominent in our pop-up world passes on, we want to pay them tribute. We do so at Obituaries.

When announcements are no longer timely and there is still information on the Web. Check out PAST EVENTS to see what you missed.

The Movable Book Society

The next Biennial conference is in Philadelphia, PA, beginning Sept. 18, 2014.
Join The Movable Book Society to stay current on all things Pop-up.


Explore links to various vidoes and learn and explore this movable world.

My Collection/Articles

The Popuplady "shops and shares." See items from her collection and articles she has written about them.
Some of these links may take you away from The Popuplady. Please come right back!

For Sale

From time-to-time, The Popuplady will recommend or make available a new book. Take a look!

In My Life

The Popuplady tells you about herself and take a peek into some of her personal favorites.

Thank you, Ken Ooi! of Feasible Designs who made this website possible with your graphic skills, perceptive ideas, and patient teaching. I could never have done this without you, Ken!