Sunday, November 11, 2012

Fierce Bidding at Yesterday's Auction

In the tradition of auction houses releasing record breaking results from their latest auction, here is a photo recap of our annual fundraising book auction of great Canadian designed books.

Alcuin Book Auction 2012
And the winning bid goes to...
The hottest item that went under the hammer was without a doubt the obscure and mysterious Komma: After Dalton Trumbo's Johnny Got his Gun by Antonia Hirsch published by the Vancouver contemporary art publisher Fillip, a book with nothing but commas! I don't remember what the final hammer price was, but it received a raucous applause!

Auctioneer Ralph
There were lots of other great books to be had, enough for everyone to take home a bargain and a few well fought over treasures too. Our silent auction also offered a chance to bid on some rare and valuable limited editions that were donated to help support our awards program. Thanks to all those who participated!

Auctioneer John
If you missed out on our auction this year, do not forget to join us next year - you won't want to miss this fun book buying experience ever again!

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