Saturday, July 31, 2010

Books on Tour

Canada's award winning books are on tour! The winners of the 2009 Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Canadian Book Design are currently traveling the globe, winding up their exhibition at the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo August 31 (UPDATED: official links in English and French), with the next international stop being Norfolk and Norwich in October, as well as the upcoming prestigious Frankfurt and Leipzig Book Fairs.

Andrew Steeves mentions the book tour's visit to Nova Scotia this month in his blog post here, where the Acadia University library and art gallery in Wolfville hosted an event and exhibit of the award winners. Andrew also blogged some specially prepared letterpress inviations which he printed for the event, which do look fine indeed!

Letterpress invitations printed by Andrew Steeves on ends of Saint Armand’s ‘Old Masters’ paper (from

Other Canadian university library stops on the tour include UBC, SFU, and ECUAD in Vancouver; Memorial University, St. John's NL; McGill University, Montreal, PQ; University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, MB; University of Victoria, Victoria, BC; University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK; University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB; and the University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, NB.

For a complete list of all the tour locations, click here or download the complete tour schedule in PDF format:

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