Movable Book Conference

The Movable Book Society and the Ticknor Society are having a Movable Book Conference September 15 – September 17, 2016 at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel. To register for the conference please visit the Movable Book Society website at To register for the joint conference day only, Saturday, September 17, 2016, if you are a Ticknor Society member please contact Marie Oedel, Over a dozen institutions and libraries in and around Boston will be mounting pop-up “Pop-Up Book” exhibits of materials in their collections.

In addition to the conference and exhibits, there are 2 contests and 1 award being given at the conference:

  • The first is an emerging engineer/artist award for the best undergraduate/graduate student work. The winner will receive a $1500 cash prize, membership in both societies, and an opportunity to present their work at the conference.
  • The second is the Meggendorfer prize for the best professional artist book.
  • The third, is an award for the best trade pop-up book produced in the past two years.

Entry forms for the Meggendorfer prize and the emerging engineer/artist award can be found here.

There are student scholarships available from the Movable Book Society (contact and the Ticknor Society (contact


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