A collection of passionate bibliophiles, The Alcuin Society is a non-profit organization supported by people who care about the past, present and future of fine books. Founded in 1965, the society is the only organization in Canada dedicated to the entire range of interests relating to books: publishing, book design and production, bookselling, book buying and collecting, printing, binding, papermaking, calligraphy and illustration.

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  • Mushrooms 5 An unpublished book of beautiful mushroom drawings by Henry Jackson April 28, 2016 - The Group of Seven’s A.Y. Jackson is a justly famous Canadian artist, but he had an unknown brother Henry who was also an artist who made his living as a commercial artist in Montreal....
  • IMG_0206 2 Historical tour of Vancouver’s Chinatown April 25, 2016 - I recently had the opportunity to go on a historical tour of Vancouver’s Chinatown with Judy Lam Maxwell. It was so interesting to see Chinatown from a different perspective. Walking the streets, having a...
  • marius_martinescu_paint-046 Two Trends in the Production of Contemporary Bookplates April 21, 2016 - Since the 1970’s two trends dominate the purpose and meaning of “ex libris”. For the more conservative or purists the ex libris must keep its traditional relationship with the books on which they denote...
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