Sunday, September 11, 2016

Pop in UK Special Collections for one-of-a-kind pop-up book collection

The University of Kentucky Libraries Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) presents an exhibition of intriguing new acquisitions to the Richardson Pop-up book collection.

This free exhibition is currently open to the public in the Great Hall on the second floor of the Margaret I. King Library Building and will be available for viewing through Friday, October 14.

Pop-up books from popular TV shows, movies and book series including "The Walking Dead," "Harry Potter," "Game of Thrones" and "Transformers" are on display. Other books showcase pop-up versions of new classics in children’s literature and bedtime stories, as well as old favorites such as Dr. Seuss’ "The Lorax" and "Aesop’s Fables." Several selections highlight construction and architecture, including a building crane to complement the real things commonly seen on UK’s campus.

The Richardson Pop-up Book Collection currently features over 500 pop-up books donated to the SCRC by Kathleen Richardson since 2013.

The SCRC at the King Library is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information on the exhibition, contact Jaime Marie Burton, the director of Research Services and Education for the SCRC, at

UK Special Collections Research Center is home to UK Libraries' collection of rare books, Kentuckiana, the Archives, the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, the King Library Press, the Wendell H. Ford Public Policy Research Center, the Bert T. Combs Appalachian Collection and ExploreUK. The mission of the center is to locate and preserve materials documenting the social, cultural, economic and political history of the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

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