Wednesday, February 08, 2012

COACH HOUSE PRESS AS A DIGITAL PIONEER: Talk and Presentation to Stan Bevington

Cover of the Coach House Books catalog, Spring 2012, from their website.

For Immediate release
February 8, 2012

Vancouver, BC - The Alcuin Society is very pleased to announce that its fifth Robert R. Reid Award and Medal will be presented to Stan Bevington, of Coach House Books (Toronto), on Friday. March 30th.

John Maxwell, Assistant Professor, Canadian Centre for Studies in Publishing, will give a talk entitled Coach House Press as a Digital Pioneer. Following this, the Society will present its lifetime achievement award to Mr. Bevington.

Mr. Bevington will be in Vancouver as one of the judges in the Society's 30th annual book design competition, The Alcuin Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada, which takes place the following day.

PLACE: Simon Fraser University - Harbour Centre
Fletcher Challenge Room
515 West Hastings St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 5K3

DATE: Friday, March 30th, 2012
TIME: 7:30 pm

Limited seating; first come, first served

The Alcuin Society is a Vancouver based non-profit society for the support and appreciation of books. In addition to the annual Book Design Competition, the Society publishes a journal, Amphora, and organizes workshops, lectures, exhibitions and field visits on various aspects of the book.

For more information, please contact Leah Gordon, Alcuin Society Design Competition Committee Chair, 604-732-5403.

Sunday, February 05, 2012

A Love of Letters: Work by William Rueter

News of this recent exhibition has just reached us:

A Love of Letters: Work by William Rueter is on exhibit in Dundas, Ontario. The opening reception was held Friday, February 3rd, and the show continues till the last Sunday of the month.

Aliquando Press is Will Rueter's private press in Dundas, Ontario. This year will mark the 50th anniversary of his press. A selection of books and a virtual tour of his studio can be seen on his site online.

February 03, 2012 to February 26, 2012
Presented by the Carnegie Gallery
10 King Street West
Dundas, ON
L9H 1T7
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday - 10 am to 5 pm
Thursday, Friday - 10 am to 7 pm
Sunday - 1 pm to 4 pm