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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  • WePress_1375EDIT WePress: Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside’s printing makerspace May 31, 2016 - One of the topics that has been exciting the library community in recent years is “makerspaces”. These are workshops that allow members of the community to use tools that they may not have access...
  • Readers, Accumulators and Collectors May 26, 2016 - After working in a used/antiquarian bookstore for a reasonable length of time a bookseller learns to identify at least three distinct classes of buyers. After reading the following brief essay you should be able...
  • 0001 3 Arthur Erickson on Architecture May 24, 2016 - Arthur Erickson was a brilliant architect, and now we find that it was his advanced intellect that enabled him to rise to the heights of accomplishment. Terry Berger selected these quotations from his writings,...
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