Wednesday, March 12, 2014

David Mason in Vancouver and Victoria

SFU and the Alcuin Society have the pleasure to present an evening with David Mason, the author of The Pope's Bookbinder, a captivating memoir that follows Mason's career as an antiquarian book seller, from his troubled beginnings as an outcast, to becoming an authority in his field. Mason's story is told with passion and humour, and it is more intriguing and adventurous than any antiquarian book seller's life has the right to be.

For a more interactive format, the event will take the shape of a dialogue between David Mason and Paul Whitney, former head of the Vancouver Public Library. They will discuss the past, present and future of antiquarian book selling, and talk about Mason's book. The author will read from his work, and there will also be time for questions from the audience.

The event will take place on April 8, at 7:30 pm, at SFU Harbour Centre, room 1315, on 515 West Hastings Street. Admission is free, but please call 778.782.4668 or email library[at]sfu[dot]ca to reserve your seat.

This will be followed by a David Mason lecture at the University of Victoria in the Mearns Centre for Learning, McPherson Library, room 129, on April 10, at 4 pm.

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