Alcuin Society’s Best-Looking Books of 2014

Winning books from the 33rd annual Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada are currently on display in the H.R. Stewart Exhibition Room, 5th floor, Harriet Irving Library. Viewing hours are Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The prize-winning books will be available for viewing until 7 January 2016.

The Harriet Irving Library is the only New Brunswick venue hosting the book exhibit.

Judges selected 31 winning titles from 201 Canadian entries published in 2014, from nine provinces, and 79 publishers. Gaspereau Press (Kentville, NS) was recognized for five of its designs. Thirty of the prize-winning books are on display.


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


For more information, please contact Archives & Special Collections by email archives@unb.ca or by telephone (453-4748).