Award and Exhibition Venues

Winning books are exhibited at various locations in Canada and throughout the world. A full list of exhibition venues are below, including highlights such as:

  • The Canadian Embassy, Tokyo (July 2017)
  • The Book Art International Exhibit at the Frankfurt Bookfair (October 2017).
  • The Leipzig Bookfair (March 2018).

Winning books, possibly excepting limited editions, will be submitted as Canada’s official entries to Best Book Design from all over the world: the international book design competition in Leipzig.

All exhibited books are contributed to the permanent collections of the following illustrious organizations:
Deutsches Buch-Schriftmuseum in Leipzig (part of the National Library of Germany)
The Special Collections and Rare Books Division of W.A.C. Bennett Library of Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, BC)
The E.H. Norman Library, Canadian Embassy (Tokyo, Japan)



Canadian Embassy (E.H. Norman Library)
Tokyo (Japan)
July  2017

Schönste Bücher aus aller Welt | The Best Book Design From All Over The World | Les plus beaux livres du monde entier

International Exhibitions

Frankfurt Book Fair
Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
October 11 TO 15, 2017

Leipzig Book Fair
Leipzig (Germany)
March 15 to 18, 2018


These venues will display the 2016 winning books:

Holland College Library
Charlottetown (Prince Edward Island)
September 2017

Harriet Irving Library
University of New Brunswick
Fredericton (New Brunswick)
October, 2017

Vaughan Memorial Library
Acadia University
Wolfville (Nova Scotia)
June, 2017

MSVU Art Gallery
Mount St. Vincent University
Halifax (Nova Scotia)
November 15 to December 15, 2017

Anna Leonowens Gallery
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD)
Halifax (Nova Scotia)
July, 2017

Rare Books and Special Collections,
McLennan Library, 4th floor,
McGill University
Montréal (Québec)
July – August, 2017

The National Gallery of Canada Library
Ottawa (Ontario)
September 7 to October 1, 2017

Alcuin Society Awards Ceremony
The Arts and Letters Club of Toronto
Toronto (Ontario)
October 2, 2017

Ryerson University
Toronto (Ontario)
October 3-31, 2017

Muskoka Lakes Public Library
Muskoka Chautauqua
Port Carling (Ontario)
mid-August to September 28, 2017

Elizabeth Dafoe Library
University of Manitoba
Winnipeg (Manitoba)
October, 2017

Murray Library
University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon (Saskatchewan)
November, 2017

Fine Arts Building Gallery
Department of Art and Design
University of Alberta
Edmonton (Alberta)
January 23 to February 10, 2018

W.A.C. Bennett Library
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby (British Columbia)
July, 2017

Alcuin Society Awards Ceremony
Vancouver (British Columbia)
UBC Robson Square Theatre
October 25, 2017

Alcuin Society Annual General Meeting
University Women’s Club
Vancouver (British Columbia)
June 5, 2017

McPherson Library
University of Victoria
SHARP Conference
Victoria (British Columbia)
June 2 to 23, 2017