Events coming up at UVic library
This morning I visited the library at the University of Victoria and got an update from two great friends of AbeBooks, Susan Henderson and Wendie McHenry. Just like everywhere else in the global book world, things are changing very quickly in the world of libraries. It’s interesting times for almost everyone who handles books. UVic – as it is known here in Victoria, British Columbia – has a dedicated staff of librarians and they host many interesting book-related events. Here are a few…..
Alcuin Society 2008 Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada
McPherson Library Special Collections reading room Oct 5 – Nov 14
On display are 32 winning titles from these awards, as selected from the 243 entries submitted by 89 publishers and representing the eight Canadian provinces.
(I got to spend a few minutes this morning looking this display and there are some wonderful books on display. My favourite was The Essential P.K. Page designed by Tim Inkster at The Porcupine’s Quill – what a beautiful cover!)
Michael J Prince Book Launch & Talk – Thursday, Oct 22, 2009
McPherson Library Staff Lounge
Michael Prince is Lansdowne Professor of Social Policy in the Faculty of Human and Social Development. In his new book, Absent Citizens: Disability Politics and Policy in Canada, Michael describes how disability exists in the shadows of public awareness and at the periphery of policy making.
2009 UVic Author Celebration – Tues Oct 27, 2009
7:30-9:30 pm – University of Victoria Bookstore
Author who have taught and studied at the university will read from their books and CBC Radio’s Jo-Ann Roberts will be hosting this event.
Bill Gaston, Gargoyles
Lorna Jackson, Cold Cocked: On Hockey
Karena Shaw, Indigeneity and Political Theory: Sovereignty and the Limits of the Political
Paul Zehr, Becoming Batman: The Possibility of a Superhero
Find more details for these events here.