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Beautiful and Useful: The Douglas Schoenherr Donation of Books Published by Kelmscott Press

The National Gallery of Canada Library and Archives exhibition features books and related ephemera published by Kelmscott Press, established in Hammersmith, London, in 1891 by William Morris (1834–1896) — novelist, poet and leading figure in the British Arts and Crafts… Continue Reading →

Prochain comité d’acquisition des livres d’artistes – BAnQ

[This post is available in French only] La tenue du prochain comité d’acquisition pour les livres d’artiste qui se tiendra le 17 octobre prochain. Nous vous invitons donc à soumettre vos œuvres d’ici le vendredi 16 septembre. Trois bonnes raisons de déposer : Les comités d’acquisition: Les livres d’artistes… Continue Reading →

Learning With Our Hands

The MacOdrum Library’s Book Arts Lab invites you to a virtual tour of the Lab and to hear from Master Printer, Larry Thompson, from faculty members Robin Norris and Jody Mason, and from several of the students who completed work… Continue Reading →

Calligraphy Tools & Tips: A Potpourri for Scribes

A 2-day workshop presented by the Ottawa Calligraphy Society Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, 2022 A workshop with four very experienced instructors who will demonstrate techniques every scribe would want to know, from choosing papers, inks, and nibs to using… Continue Reading →

The Aliquando Press of William Rueter, 1962-2022

Designed, handset, printed and bound: The Aliquando Press of William Rueter, 1962-2022 An exhibition that coincides with the 44th Annual Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair. 2 April to 5 June, 2022 Grimsby Public Art Gallery (GPAG) 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario… Continue Reading →

Wayzgoose 2022

44th Annual Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair Saturday April 30, 2022, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Grimsby Public Art Gallery (GPAG), 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, Ontario FREE Admission More information This year’s event will be scaled down in size to permit… Continue Reading →

Designed, Handset, Printed & Bound: The Aliquando Press of William Rueter

On April 21, 5:00 P.M. PST on Zoom, in the Alcuin Society Virtual Lecture Series 2022, learn about William Rueter, a Dundas, Ontario private printer, hand binder, and printmaker for over 60 years, and recipient of the 2013 Robert R…. Continue Reading →

Collecting Malcolm Lowry – An Obsession That Never Ends

On January 9th on Zoom, in the Alcuin Society Virtual Lecture Series 2022, Glenn Woodsworth speaks about his passion for collecting books by and about Malcolm Lowry, probably one of the more difficult and least read of major 20th century… Continue Reading →

Cheap Books Before Print

On December 9th on Zoom, the tenth lecture in the Alcuin Society Virtual Lecture Series 2021, Dr. Erik Kwakkel gives a talk about the existence of cheap books, before the introduction of print in his presentation Cheap Books Before Print…. Continue Reading →

Markus Fahrner: Books, Design & More

On November 25 on Zoom, the nineth lecture in the Alcuin Society Virtual Lecture Series 2021, Vancouver-based graphic designer and book artist Markus Fahrner talks about his creativity and work in his presentation on Books, Design & More. Markus talks… Continue Reading →

Edition Binding: A Conversation

On October 14 on Zoom, the seventh lecture in the Alcuin Society Virtual Lecture Series 2021, Frances Hunter talks with Alanna Simenson in Edition Binding: A Conversation. “Alanna Simenson is the bookbinder for Alcuin Society multiple award-winning publishers Barbarian Press… Continue Reading →

Andre Chaves and The Clinker Press

On September 30 on Zoom, the sixth lecture in the Alcuin Society Virtual Lecture Series 2021, Mr. Chaves talked about the history and definition of what they are all about, includes a virtual visit of the Clinker Press in Andre… Continue Reading →

Two Fellas Talking Shop

On September 16, at 5 PM PST on Zoom, the fifth lecture in the Alcuin Society Virtual Lecture Series 2021, two old friends talk about their craft and their shared passion for making books, in a talk called Two Fellas… Continue Reading →

International Kelmscott Press Day

26 June 2021 is International Kelmscott Press Day. It is also the 125th anniversary of the publication of the Kelmscott edition of The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer. Four years in the making, the Kelmscott Chaucer, as it is commonly known,… Continue Reading →

Richard Hopkins: The Novel in Woodcuts, a Wordless Narrative

On June 10, at 5 PM PST on Zoom, the fourth lecture in the Alcuin Society Virtual Lecture Series 2021, teacher, bookseller and book collection, Richard Hopkins, discussed particular areas of collecting, in his talk called The Novel in Woodcuts,… Continue Reading →

Guy Robertson: Books, Fraud & Forgery

On April 29, the third lecture in the Alcuin Society Virtual Lecture Series 2021, Teacher, author and consultant in information security and emergency management, Guy Robertson lectured on Books, Fraud & Forgery “Literary fraud and forgery are as old as… Continue Reading →

The Pleasure of Principle: Convention & Craft in Contemporary Fine Press Printing, Crispin Elsted & Jason Dewinetz

On April 29, the second lecture in the Alcuin Society Virtual Lecture Series 2021, Crispin Elsted of Barbarian Press in Mission BC and Jason Dewinetz of Greenboathouse Press in Vernon BC gave a joint presentation “The Pleasure of Principle: Convention… Continue Reading →

A History of the Private Press in Canada by Chester Gryski

On March 25, Chester Gryski presented the premier of the Alcuin Society Virtual Lecture Series 2021, a survey that explores the creative output of Canadian presses. Chester Gryski has been collecting Canadian fine printing for over 40 years, has written… Continue Reading →

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