In 2005 the Alcuin Society of Canada presented several awards for excellence in book design in Canada. This exhibit presents the 2005 Award Winners, a selection of award-winning books from the Vancouver-based society dedicated to promoting a wider appreciation of books and reading.
Also featured is Leaf Through This: A Survey of the Hand-Made Book, a selection of hand-made, hand-bound and letterpress books from local studios, presses and collections.
The Alcuin Society is a Vancouver based non-profit society dedicated to promoting a wider appreciation of books and reading. The Society’s interests include authorship, publishing, book design and production, bookselling, book buying and collecting, printing, binding, papermaking, calligraphy and illustration. The exhibition presents a selection of books from the 36 winning titles chosen from the 296 entries received from across 9 provinces and 101 publishers.