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Silent Auction

The Movable Book Society Silent Auction is a much anticipated fundraiser that provides scholarships for future conferences. At our Boston conference in 2016, nearly 200 items were donated and close to $4,500 raised! Leading the 2018 auction charge are collectors Frank Gagliari and Ed Centeno, with assistance of paper engineer Patrick Kershner.

Silent Auction tables at the 2016 Movable Book Society Conference in Boston.

How it Works

You’ll have an opportunity to inspect and silently bid on pop-up books and cards, exhibit catalogs, and paper ephemera during the conference. You’re sure to find treasures to add to your collection – signed or out-of-print movable books, pop-up publications from other countries and more!

Donate Items

All are welcomed to donate items to the silent auction. Do you have doubles of an item in your collection? Or, can you send a signed copy of one of your pop-up or artists’ books? Do you have movable book ephemera that can use a new home?

We’re collecting and cataloging donations – simply download this form to get started.