Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Ten days of bibliophile heaven

The summer is almost over, but the fun is just starting. There are lots of reasons to look forward to this fall, because starting September 26, we will have ten days packed with exciting book events. There will be something for everybody: lectures and talks, fairs and festivals, exhibits and workshops. What is even better, most of them are free to the public. So on your mark, get set... mark your calendars!

September 26 - Mark Purcell, the Libraries Curator to the United Kingdom's National Trust, will give an illustrated lecture about the Trust's fascinating libraries.

September 28-29 - You can browse or even take home one of the unusual books or other ephemera on offer at the Vancouver Book Fair.

September 29 - The Word on the Street is a wonderful celebration of word and reading, and brings to the public free events and exhibits. Don't forget to stop by the Alcuin Society booth.

October 2 - The Vancouver Alcuin Society Book Awards ceremonies will celebrate the winners of the competition held in spring. This year's speaker will be David Esslemont, printmaker and publisher.

October 4-5 - Project Space presents Vancouver Art/Book Fair that features dozens of publishers as well as various programs and performances.

October 5 - The much awaited Wayzgoose will present printers and book artists who will disclose some of their trade secrets through exhibits and demonstrations.

October 7 - Toronto will be the host of the east coast Alcuin Society Book Awards ceremonies, featuring Rod McDonald, the Nova Scotia type designer.

We can only hope that this concentrated dose will fully capture the spirit and essence books. Please follow the blog for more information about each event, including hours, locations and other details.


  1. Thanks for the great list, links to adt'l information for each event would have been nice?

    1. Please note that we will present each event in detail with all the information. This is just to introduce the events.