Whether you relish exceptional book design, participate in the publishing industry, collect books, or simply love to read, membership to The Alcuin Society provides many benefits to feed your passion.

Membership connects you with a community of knowledgeable, like-minded individuals and organizations throughout Canada. With regular custom publications, we provide exclusive information about the latest in book design, while our events host award-winning industry players such as Will Reuter, Scott McIntyre and Charles van Sandwyk.

Our current members include book designers, novice and expert book collectors, private presses, publishers, printers, libraries, calligraphers, and bibliophiles.

We welcome individuals as well as institutions and organizations from Canada and beyond.

Member benefits

All members receive the following publications:

3 copies of Amphora, the Society’s journal
Letterpress keepsakes
A complimentary copy of our full-colour annual book design catalogue

Free or discounted member access to our many events including:

Book arts lectures
Book arts workshops
Book auction of brand-new books
Alcuin awards ceremony for the winners of our annual book design competition
Our biennial Wayzgoose display of printed books and ephemera.