Coat of Arms
The motto BONI LIBRI BENE CONFECTI means "Good books well made." For a more detailed description of the coat of arms, see below. Click here to learn about heraldry, courtesy of the website of the Governor General of Canada.
DESCRIPTION: "...I, the Chief Herald of Canada, do by these Presents grant and assign to THE ALCUIN SOCIETY the following Arms: Perchevron Azure and Argent in chief two open books Argent edged Or and in base a handpress Azure; And for a Crest: Issuant from a circlet of maple leaves Or and dogwood flowers Argent, a demi-sixteen-century pressman affronty proper habited Azure holding in the dexter hand a composing stick and in the sinister hand a punch OR; And for a Motto: BONI LIBRI BENE CONFECTI, meaning "Good books well made"; And for Supporters: Two owls Or each gorged with a collar Azure pendent therefrom a hurt, that to the dexter charged with a quill and a knife in saltire Or, that to the sinister charged with a rose Argent, standing on a rocky mound proper above barry wavy Azure and Argent; And for a Flag: A banner of the Arms; And for a Badge: An owl statant Or its dexter wing resting on a book Argent bound Azure..."
Click here for a high resolution version of the warrant for the grant.