No. 144 October 2006
In This Issue
The Forger at Manutius Press
Barbara Hodgson's illustrated account of an elaborate nine-month hoax perpetrated on friend Nick Bantock shortly after the publication of Griffin & Sabine.
The Savoy Cocktail Book
An art neauveau treasure discovered amindst the clutter. By Howard Greaves.
The story behind the only complete collection of winners in existence. By Maurie Barrett.
The Governor General's Literary Awards (Have You Read Any?)
As in so many endeavours, Canadians seem to delight in dismissing their national liter-ary award. Bookseller John Meier warns critics & gasbags to do their reading first.
Bookseller Stephen Lunsford discovers an unrecorded limited edition of the first work to use the word "feminist."
A new kids' book featuring her watercolours, and the debut publication of the artist's own story to accompany her etching "The King & the Fake Shoemaker."
An established American fine press dares to attempt resurrecting the classic ghost story with contemporary authors. Sutton Hoo Press publisher Chad Oness and partner Boyd White talk about their new imprint, Alpenhouse Apparitions.
Charnel House's Joe Stefko figured he couldn't do a worse job than other presses pub-lishing limited editions of contemporary horror & weird fiction authors, and he hasn't yet. By Rollin Milroy
The Ink Runs Cold
Calligrapher Owen Williams is expanding his craft to encompass working with native materials, which in Whitehorse means ice...
Alcuin Goes East
A report from last summer's panel discussion organized as part of the Alcuin Design Award presentations in Toronto. By Marlene Chan.
News & Notes
A major donation of equestrian books helps kick off a new research program at the University of Alberta; An excerpt from Nick Bantock's new novel, Windflower; Gold discovered 45 years late; Amphora archive project; new members; bookplates from the Library of Rideau Hall.
Trends in Collecting
Collecting Man Booker Prize winners, Part II: The Wrath of Rushdie.
A great Web site for typophiles, including those just discovering the alphabet.
The Royal Pick
Some choice items culled from recently issued catalogues from around the world. By John King.
Selections from the world of bookplate art. An ongoing series curated by Ralph Stanton.
Have You read?
A quick summary of recently published articles that might be of interest. By Howard Greaves.
Regina bookseller Richard Spafford talks about attitude, Bill Hoffer & that quasi-religous feeling.
A Gathering of Flowers from Shakespeare; The Janus Press - 50 Years; Kotzwinkle's The Amphora Project; Teresa Monachino's Words Fail Me; Hammett's Lost Stories.
West Vancouver bookseller David Moon 1923-2006. By Terry Stillman.