A gift in a box: a family pop-up book workshop


A gift in a box

A family pop-up book workshop

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 Thursday 1 June 2023


  Blackwell Hall, Weston Library

  Free, booking required: spaces limited

This workshop is now fully booked.

About this workshop

This is a story about a book inside a book. We make a book and then a pop-up box to go inside it. Inside the box is a present – a pop-up house and garden. The final pop-up is a room inside the house. On a table is a gift – a book.

In this workshop, join artist Paul Johnson to make a pop-up book within a book.


Places for this workshop are limited. Please book 1 ticket on behalf of your group. The maximum group size is 6 people. Each family group will make their own pop-up book together.

We will contact you to confirm the number in your group and the ages of the children. No unaccompanied children.


Paul Johnson, author of A Book of One's Own and Literacy Through the Book Arts, has made books with thousands of children worldwide. He has received several awards for his unique pop-up books, the most recent being the Movable Book Society's Meggendorfer Prize in 2021.


Blackwell Hall, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

 Booking information

Please book 1 ticket per group. Group size maximum of 6 people. When you have booked your place, the ticketing system will send you an automated confirmation.

 Wheelchair access

The Weston Library is wheelchair accessible.


The Bodleian Libraries Learning Programme is generously supported by The Helen Hamlyn Trust:

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