about pop-ups

basic facts

Pop-up and
Movable Books:
In the Context of History

The Smithsonian Lectures
Washington, DC 2010-11

A Timeline History of
Movable Books

Video History of Harlequinades
from c1650 by Werner Nekes

A History of Tunnel Books
by Ed Hutchins

A History of Paper Devices

Glossary of
Pop-Up Terms

A History of Flip Books

The Bigger the Better (2002)
Now Even Bigger! (2010)

Anatomical Flap Books
at Duke University

Obituaries-They've laid their scissors down

care and repair

Step Right Up!
Step Right Up!
Removing Marks from books

Here, Kitty, Kitty
Deodorizing a Book

Repair tips from the
Baldwin Library
Univ. of Florida

how pop-ups are made

Making Pop-up Books with
Bruce Foster & Chuck Fischer

past events

Reach back in time to
pop-up events you may have missed.

ha!ha! ha!
pop-up jokes

Pop-up books in cartoons

Stepehen Colbert with Maurice Sendak

George Bush on
Global Warming

Pop-ups on misc. topics

Just for Laughs!

Don't think former President George Bush didn't have an opinion of pop-up books? Well, click here to see.

Stephen Colbert interviews Maurice Sendak. Learn how the Master Illustrator thinks and laugh at this wit.
Stephen Colbert interviews Maurice Sendak Part 1
More repartee, part 2


Obama loves the Pop-up, Star Wars

Please note: The Popuplady is grateful to the artists who have created these jokes and recognizes that their artistic work solely belongs to them. Thank you, Artists!

There may be many wonderful Virtual pop-ups to be seen, but nothing will substitute for the hands-on feeling of making the books pop and move!

Okay, so it's a little risque.

Publishing News


Monday September 13 9:58 PM EST

Publisher Cleared in Pop-Up Book Trial New York, NY


Publishing giant Random House was cleared of all charges in a lawsuit stemming from a fatal accident involving a pop-up book of sexual positions that they published from May 1999 to December 2000.
The class action suit was filed by Skrelnick, Callard, and Associates law firm in the Spring of 2001 when several people were injured trying to duplicate one the positions found in the book. It seems that a folding error on page 27 caused a number of couples to inadvertently snap their partners spines when attempting that position.
Myron Skrelnick, lead attorney on the case, had this to say, "Someone is negligent and should be held accountable for the injuries and deaths that occurred as a result of this book!". Skrelnick went on to add that some of the positions are "just sick and wrong" and that "You'd have to be a 'friggin' yoga master, to be able to do what's on page 85!"
Julie Fredericks a plaintiff in the case said, "I told Frank that the position didn't look right, but he said that he wanted to try it. If only the sickos at Random House hadn't published this book then I'd still have my Frankie."
Insiders at the publisher said that the book almost wasn't published, but that the innuendos possible in publishing a "pop-up" sex book was just too tempting. In a related story Random House has put on hold another pop-up book "Sex for Friggin' Yoga Masters!" until it's legal department has been able to take a look at the illustrations.

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