Pop-up or movable books combine art, paper engineering and storytelling in an intricately crafted object in a way that engages readers of all ages. Everyone loves the surprise of the “pop” or the action on the next page.
On Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013 a discussion on the art and educational value of pop-up books will be held at the Wilson Special Collections Library.
Rebecca Vargha, head librarian at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Library, will share highlights of the library’s pop-up collection, including a rare copy of The Aquarium, which dates to the early 1880s. She will then moderate a discussion with three private collectors of pop-up books: Sterling Hennis; Charles Waldren; and Ann Montanaro Staples, founder of The Movable Book Society.
The 5:30 p.m. event is free and open to the public.
Beginning at 5 p.m., attendees will be able to view a display of books from the SILS Library and the private collections of the panelists.
The event is sponsored by the SILS Library and the Friends of the Library.
New books will be available for sale and signing, courtesy of the Bull’s Head Bookshop.
For more information contact Liza Terll, Friends of the Library at (919) 548-1203.