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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  • Book design awards poster Book Design Awards Ceremony in Vancouver September 30, 2015 - The West Coast book designers who won some of the Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada this year will be celebrated in Vancouver on October 15, at Emily Carr University...
  • The Wordless Leonard Cohen Songbook: A Biography in 80 Wood Engravings, by George Walker (box) Book Design Awards Ceremony in Toronto September 26, 2015 - Every year we celebrate the winners of the Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada twice: in Toronto and Vancouver. The first drum rolls will be heard this year in Toronto,...
  • Rod @ Alcuin Toronto 2013 Typography lovers gather to celebrate Rod McDonald on Sep 22, in Toronto September 21, 2015 - Typophiles in Toronto will have the opportunity to celebrate the activity and accomplishments of Rod McDonald, type designer, educator and writer. He started his career as a hand-letterer, but soon he moved on to...
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