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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  • Drop-back Book Box Workshop February 9, 2016 - Announcing another upcoming workshop presented by The Alcuin Society: learn to make a handsome drop-back book box to store and protect valuable books and ephemera! This four-hour workshop takes place at Vancouver’s Creekside Community...
  • Bookbinding with Adele Shaak! January 27, 2016 - The Alcuin Society is thrilled to present another two-day bookbinding workshop with fabulous instructor Adele Shaak! Students will learn techniques to produce a beautiful hardcover book from the loose sheets of the Alcuin’s illuminated...
  • the wundercabinet Barbara Hodgson speaking at UCLA on November 10 November 9, 2015 - Vancouverite Barbara Hodgson will be talking at University of California, Los Angeles, on November 10, about her book The WunderCabinet: The Curious Worlds of Barbara Hodgson & Claudia Cohen produced in collaboration with the...
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