Some Coach House history at Alcuin Awards in Toronto, Oct 1

On Monday, October 1st, The Alcuin Society will honouring the winners of its 2011 Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada, at the Arts & Letters Hall in Toronto.

I’ll be , to cheer for the book arts, but also to help honour Stan Bevington, this year’s recipient of the society’s Robert R. Reid Award and Medal. I’ll be giving a brief talk on the Coach House Press as a Digital Pioneer, based on my research into the fascinating story of Do-It-Yourself technical innovation that has been a key feature of the Coach House since its beginnings in the late 60s and early 70s.