"Books That Pop" Event Enjoyed by Children of ll Ages

Release date: 

November 11, 2013

The "Books That Pop: The Art and Value of Pop-Up Books" event held Oct. 29, 2013 in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was a resounding success enlightening all who attended.

School of Information and Library Science (SILS) librarian, Rebecca Vargha, welcomed guests and moderated the panel of expert collectors including: Sterling Hennis; Charles Waldren; and Ann Montanaro Staples, founder of The Movable Book Society. Vargha also shared highlights of the SILS Library’s pop-up collection, including a rare copy of The Aquarium, which dates to the early 1880s.

Books ranged from a large pop-up book that displayed the Titantic when it was unfolded, to a book titled, "Blossoms" which could be used as a centerpiece on a table, to books that popped up to nearly a foot tall. The collectors brought with them some of their favorite books to share including historical books and those created by paper engineer Robert Sabuda. Attendees were treated to a special display of books from the SILS Library and the private collections of the panelists in the lobby of the Wilson Library.


Approximately 80 people attended the event.

For more photos, visit the SILS Flickr site.  All photos are by Steve Vargha.

The event was sponsored by the SILS Library and the Friends of the Library.