The Alcuin Society

Amphora Magazine

Amphora Issue 148No. 148 February 2008

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Table of Contents

Selected articles appear below.

Bookmaking as an Act of Redemption

Will Rueter celebrates The Aliquando Press’s centennial book with a magnum opus drawn from the writing of T.J. Cobden-Sanderson. By Rollin Milroy.

A Mensch in Our Midst

A new national award recognizing significant contributions to the book arts in Canada is named in honour of Robert R. Reid. By several contributors.

Transcendent Craftsmanship

Since its establishment in 1985, Alcuin design award winner Michael Torosian’s Lumiere Press has laid claim to a publishing niche that combines traditional letterpress printing with books of and about photography. His most recent publication, An American Gallery...

Travel Diary of a Bibliomaniac

When asked to play bass on David Sylvian’s tour of Europe last fall, Keith Lowe saw it as a paid opportunity to visit the storied bookshops of London.


The third biannual Alcuin Society Wayzgoose attracted over 400 members of the public to the main branch of the Vancouver Public Library last November 17 (the day following Reidfest). More than 20 presses and book artists from British Columbia— many participating in the Wayzgoose for the first time—displayed a wide variety of letterpress-printed books. Several of the most recently published ones (not mentioned in last issue’s preview of the event) are featured below.