Alcuin Society’s 2017 prize-winning books on display in HIL

Winning books from the 36th 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 9 November 2018.

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.

Of special note this year is a winning title in the Limited Editions category co-published by the Beaverbrook Art Gallery.  Designer FRANCES HUNTER tied for third prize for her work on Oscar Cahén, by Roald Nasgaard … [et al.] (Beaverbrook Art Gallery & The Cahén Archives).

This year’s judges, Sue Colberg, Shelley Gruendler, and Frank Viva, selected 38 winning titles from 235 submissions, from 10 provinces and 107 publishers.  For a list of winners see the Alcuin Society website.

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).