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2022 Winners: Alcuin Society

The Alcuin Society Awards for Excellence in Book Design in Canada is the only national competition for book design in the country. This year’s judges, Crispin Elsted, Natalie Olsen, and Jessica Sullivan, selected 35 winning titles from 187 submissions, from 8 provinces, 1 territory and 74 publishers.

by Kerry Clare

The Three Bears and Goldilocks

by (author) Bee Waeland


And How Punctuation Saved It

by (author) Caroline Adderson
illustrated by Roman Muradov

One Tiny Bubble

The Story of Our Last Universal Common Ancestor

by (author) Karen Krossing
illustrated by Dawn Lo

Crocodile Hungry

by (author) Eija Sumner
illustrated by John Martz

Water, Water

by (author) Cary Fagan
illustrated by Jon McNaught

Star: The Bird Who Inspired Mozart

by (author) Mireille Messier
illustrated by Matte Stephens


Two Years in the Oil Sands

by (author) Kate Beaton

Time Zone J

by (author) Julie Doucet

Birds of Maine

by (author) Michael DeForge

Wetland Project

Explorations in Sound, Ecology and Post-Geographical Art

edited by Brady Ciel Marks & Mark Timmings

Nomenclature: New and Collected Poems

by (author) Dionne Brand

Almost Beauty

New and Selected Poems

by (author) Sue Sinclair

Animal Person


by (author) Alexander MacLeod


A Novel

by (author) Ann-Marie MacDonald

Pure Life

A Novel

by (author) Eugene Marten

Out of the Fire

A Young Adult Novel

by (author) Deborah Froese

Out of the Fire

Metalworkers along the Salish Sea

by (author) Pirjo Raits
by (photographer) Dale Roth & Michele Ramberg

305 Lost Buildings of Canada

by (author) Raymond Biesinger & Alex Bozikovic

How I Draw

Scott McKowen Sketchbooks

by (author) Scott Mckowen


by (author) Tree Abraham

People Change

by (author) Vivek Shraya

Making Love with the Land

by (author) Joshua Whitehead

Caesar Country

Cocktails, Clams & Canada

by (author) Aaron Harowitz & Zack Silverman

Great Scoops

Recipes from a Neighborhood Ice Cream Shop

by (author) Marlene Haley & Amelia Ryan
with Anne DesBrisay

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