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GCM 710 -- The Art of the Book

This LibGuide was originally developed as a course guide with a focus on researching fine book publishing and book design. For winter 2019, there is a new page on researching books from the McGraw-Hill Ryerson Press Collection at the Ryerson University Li

Fine Press and Art Book Publishing in Canada

The Alcuin Society annually announces its Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada.

One of the categories of the Alcuin Society Awards is limited edition books. These often are printed with hand-set type on letterpress printing equipment. Many of these artisans bind their own publications. Many have useful websites.

Fine Press Publishers include:

The RU Library Special Collections has a sampling of works from Lumiere Press. The RIC (Ryerson Image Centre) has other Lumiere Press titles.

Examples of these fine press titles may be found in special collections such as the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library at the University of Toronto, and the Toronto Public Library's Special Collections (4th floor of the Toronto Reference Library) Additionally, some corporate archives are held by Thomas Fisher Library, such as that of Lumiere Press.,

Some Journals and Books that May Help to Inform Your Research on Canadian Fine and Small Presses