Welcome to the National Book-Collecting Contest
The National Book-Collecting Contest was created by the Bibliographical Society of Canada (BSC) to encourage young Canadians to collect books and study the discipline of researching and writing bibliographies. Our partners the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of Canada (ABAC), and the Alcuin Society are all passionate about reading, collecting, and studying book history. For more information, please read the English | French rules. Help us promote the contest by distributing a copy of the poster!
The prizes will consist of money and gifts from our partners and co-sponsors. There will be three prizes including first, second and third place. A one year membership subscription to the BSC and its papers will be part of the prize(s).
- First Place: $2,500
- Second Place: $1,000
- Third Place: $300
Requirement for Entry:
The Contest is open to all Canadian residents under thirty years of age as of the deadline date for submissions.
Present members of the BSC, ABAC, and the Alcuin Society are not eligible.
The collection must be owned and collected by the contestant.
Entries will not be returned and become the property of the Bibliographical Society of Canada. Entrants agree to allow the BSC and its partners, to publish their essay in full or in part, in print or electronic form in a future issue of the BSC 'Papers' and 'Website'.
Entries must be postmarked no later than 2 March 2009.
Entries should be mailed to:
The Bibliographical Society of Canada
P.O. Box 575, Postal Station P
Toronto, ON M5S 2T1
Winners will be notified by 4 May 2009.
For more information, please contact email@example.com
First prize: Charlotte Ashley
Suggested reading that may prove useful in answering questions about book collecting:
- Carter, John. ABC for Book Collectors. (revised by Nicolas Barker).
- Peters, J., (editor). Book Collecting: A Modern Guide. NY: R.R. Bowker (1977)
- Peters, J., (editor). Collectible Books: Some New Paths. NY: R.R. Bowker (1979)
- Bowers, Fredson. Principles of Bibliographical Description. Oak Knoll (1994)
- Tanselle, G. Thomas. Selected Studies in Bibliography. U. of Virginia (1979)