The Book Auction – November 14, 2015

We would like to invite you once again to our annual book auction. For those who are not familiar with the concept, do not imagine a stiff event where everybody sits straight faced. However we do promise paddles, bids (more often than not of $1) and lovely auctioneers. Our auctioneers John King, Ralph Stanton, and Richard Hopkins do a great job of making bidding entertaining, lively and endearing.


The books up for auction are those submitted for the Book Design Awards, so considered their best work of the year by the Canadian publishers. Bidding starts at half the shelf price. The funds raised are used to support next year’s competition, so you can feel good about yourself because not only did you score some great bargains in time for Christmas, you also helped support the only book design competition in the country.

The event takes place on Saturday, November 14, at UBC Golf Club, on 5185 University Boulevard. The auction starts at 1 pm, but doors open at 12 pm so you have time to inspect the books. There will be cookies, tea and coffee to keep you going. Although admission is free, seating is limited so please RSVP to reserve your seat Eventbrite - The Alcuin Society Book Auction