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13th Biennale internationale d’estampe contemporaine de Trois-Rivières

The 13th Edition: a fascinating journey! If you are planning to visit Trois-Rivière in Quebec this summer, don’t miss this important printmaking event from June 17 to September 10, 2023. Free admission. This exhibition, in existence since 1999, is the… Continue Reading →

“I Always Speak to Dogs and Cats”: Early Animal Rights Literature for Children

Held at the Jordan Rare Books and Special Collections, Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, this exhibition examines the intersection between Victorian children’s literature and the emergent animal rights movement in the 19th and early 20th centuries, with special interest in… Continue Reading →

Amos Kennedy & the School of Bad Printing

A virtual conversation between printers Amos Kennedy & Andrew Steeves Thursday, Jun 22, 2023 at 5pm Pacific After years of bad mouthing by Andrew Steeves, Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr. will expose the lies that have been said about BAD PRINTING…. Continue Reading →

the ottawa small press book fair

Spring 2023 edition: June 17, 2023 span-o (the small press action network – ottawa) presents the ottawa small press book fair, on Saturday, June 17, 2023, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in room 203 of the Jack Purcell Community Centre… Continue Reading →

MIGRATION: An exhibition

Murray Dineen, Deidre Hierlihy, Freida Hjartarson, Shealagh Pope, Madeleine Rousseau, Beth Shepherd, Patricia Slighte, Linda Turner Where: Centre des arts La FAB sur Mill Art Centre, 8 chemin Mill, Chelsea, Québec When: April 21 to June 4, 2023 (Friday, Saturday,… Continue Reading →

Wayzgoose 2023

45th Annual Wayzgoose Book Arts Fair Saturday April 29, 2023, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.Grimsby Public Art Gallery (GPAG), 18 Carnegie Lane, Grimsby, OntarioFREE AdmissionMore information Every year on the last Saturday of April a fascinating group of private press… Continue Reading →

The Art of Bookbinding – Robert R. Reid Medal Event with Odette Drapeau

Odette Drapeau is the winner of the twelfth Alcuin Society’s Robert R. Reid prize and medal for lifetime achievement in the Book Arts in Canada for 2020. On February 8th, 2023, she was celebrated at the ROAAr (Rare & Special… Continue Reading →

Washi for the Book Arts: A Gift on the Brink

Isn’t washi (Japanese paper) just paper as we know it, only more expensive ? In the case of the Book Arts, the answer is a resounding no! On Thursday, March 9, 5 PM PST, tune in to Nancy Jacobi’s virtual… Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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