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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  • Ellen-Rockell-What-a-Carve-Up-Cover-480 Penguin Random House Design Awards 2014 July 22, 2014 Penguin Random House invests in future book designers by organizing Design Awards for students, and each year they are asked to design covers for one adult and one children’s literature book. This year the...
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  • Vancouver Book Fair, October 4-5, Vancouver July 11, 2014 Once again, the Alcuin Society is proud to support the Vancouver Book Fair to take place this fall on October 4 and 5. The Fair is attended by some of the best Canadian book...
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  • marbled enpaper Book endpapers July 8, 2014   There are many benefits of the mass produced books, but one of the things that we lost are the beautiful endpapers, that used to connect the hardcover to rest of the book. Some of them were...
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