Alcuin Society book auction

The Alcuin Society’s annual book auction takes place on November 13th. Each year, the society raises funds to help finance the Alcuin Society’s Competition for Excellence in Book Design in Canada by auctioning the previous year’s submissions.

Saturday, November 13, 2010
University Golf Club
5185 University Boulevard
Vancouver, BC

Books will be available for viewing from 11:30 am
Auction begins at 1:00 pm
Admission to the auction is free!

For more information about the auction, please visit the posting on the Alcuin Society blog.

This year, in the children’s book category, the winners of the Alcuin Society Competition for Excellence in Book Design in Canada were:

First prize: ROBERT CHAPLIN and SIAN PAIRAUDEAU, designers of Brussels Sprouts & Unicorns: a Book of Rhymes by Robert Chaplin (Robert Chaplin)

Second prize: ELISA GUTIÉRREZ, designer of The Kalevala: Tales of Magic and Adventure by Kirsti Mäkinen, translated by Kaarina Brooks (Simply Read Books)

Third prize: GRACE PARTRIDGE, designer of Ella’s Umbrellas by Jennifer Lloyd (Simply Read Books)

Honourable mentions: MICHAEL SOLOMON, designer both of Alego by Ningeokuluk Teevee (Groundwood Books) and of City Alphabet by Joanne Schwartz (Groundwood Books).

For a complete list of all the 2009 winners, please visit the awards page on the Alcuin website.

For more information about the Alcuin Society, please visit their website.

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