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Pop-ups! They're not JUST for kids!


"Pop-ups!" features more than 150 items from the Harold M. Goralnick (Class of 1971) Pop-up Book Collection, which numbers over 1,800 volumes and was donated to the College in 2008. Although we usually think of children's books when we see "pop-ups," these are definitely not all just for children—erotica, architecture, and political commentary join such predictable themes as fairy tales, rhymes and verse, the alphabet and counting, and animals, to name a few. Displayed works range from the late nineteenth century to the present and also include artists' books that employ pop-up features in their design. Second floor, Bowdoin College Library - Brunswick, Maine. (January 27-June 4, 2011)

Article about the Pop-Up book collection that was donated to Bowdoin College's Library by collector Harry Goralnick.

"This is an extraordinary collection, and it instantly places Bowdoin among the nation's top repositories for 'toy and movable books,'" said Richard Lindemann, director of special collections.


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Watch the video tour of the collection:



Pop-ups! They're Not JUST for Kids from Bowdoin College on Vimeo.

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