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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  • Talk Features Early BC Book Collectors February 28, 2017 - Back in February of 2011 the then Head of Rare Books and Special Collection at UBC Library, and Alcuin Board member, Ralph Stanton presented a lecture at Robson Square with the title The Collections...
  • 0001 A talk by Judith Poirier: Type in Multiple Dimensions: a lecture & films February 21, 2017 - The Alcuin Society is pleased to present a public lecture in Vancouver by Judith Poirier, one of three judges for the Society’s 35th upcoming competition, the 2016 Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design...
  • IMG_5411 A interview with Peter Mitham, editor of Amphora February 16, 2017 - The editor of Amphora Peter Mitham has been interviewed in Welcome to Literary Ashland blog: Peter Mitham’s writing has appeared in more than 80 publications worldwide. Based in Vancouver, Canada, he chronicles news and...
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