Winning books from the 34th annual Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada are currently on display at the Harriet Irving Library in the H.R. Stewart Exhibition Room until 28 October 2016.
Viewing hours are Monday to Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
The Harriet Irving Library on the UNB Fredericton campus is the only New Brunswick venue hosting the book exhibit.
Judges selected 43 winning titles from 230 Canadian entries published in 2015, from nine provinces and 98 publishers. Gaspereau Press (Kentville, NS) was recognized for 7 of its designs. Thirty-eight 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.