Monday, November 01, 2010

Our Book Auction Tradition Continues

Nov, 2006 - Alcuin Society Book Auction

As many of you will know, each year we auction the previous year's submissions to the Alcuin Society's Competition for Excellence in Book Design in Canada; the funds raised help to finance next year's competition. This is an opportunity for some book buying bargains. Start your Christmas shopping early or buy something just for yourself, and while you're at it, have an interesting and entertaining afternoon. You are encouraged to bring fellow book lovers, and everyone is welcome to participate in the auction even if you don't come for lunch.

This year, we will also have some extra treats: there will be two limited edition original prints of Savary Island by Vancouver artist and book lover, Gary Sim.  And we will be auctioning copies of the winning books from last year's competition (this year's winners are still on exhibit). And there are 2 pristine 1st edition copies of The Sentimentalists by Johanna Skibsrud, published by Gaspereau Press. (This won an Alcuin Award for prose fiction this year, and has just been nominated for a Giller.)

We hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 13, 2010
University Golf Club
5185 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC

Books will be available for viewing from 11:30 am
Auction begins at 1:00 pm
Admission to the auction is free!

(A pre-arranged lunch to be served at 12:00 pm; lunch is $15.00 per person inclusive; contact before Nov 10 to see if there's still room for your RSVP)

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