It’s the 20th birthday of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the book that started both a literary phenomenon and pop culture tidal wave. In 2015, UBC Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections began acquiring complete sets of first editions of the Harry Potter series. Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) houses significant collections of rare […]

Every Spring since 1981, Vancouver’s Alcuin Society holds a national competition to select the country’s most beautiful books of the previous year. The winning books tour every province in Canada, and are also exhibited at the two major book fairs in Germany, in Frankfurt and Leipzig. As well, copies are donated to the Canadian Embassy Library in Tokyo, where they are exhibited during the Tokyo International Book Fair.

 

The purpose of the competition is to motivate publishers to pay attention to the look of books, as well as to their content. In addition, the Society hopes to encourage book designers by national and international recognition of their work.

 

The books are judged by three different jurors each year – experts in their fields from all over the country, and, occasionally, from abroad. The entire book is taken into account: the cover, the choice of type, layout, white space; paper used, readibility, creativity in design; and most of all, the appropriateness of the design to the content.

 

This March, IKBLC is exhibiting the winners from last year’s competition. There are eight categories of books: from children’s books to pictorial, from poetry to reference. Some of the judges’ comments on what they liked about the books are available, and displayed near the books.

 

PDFs of the full-colour awards catalogues are available online for some of the past competition winners. In mid-March 2017, the Society’s 35th competition will take place in Vancouver, for Canada’s 2016 publications, and when it’s published, this year’s catalogue will be available online as well.

 

This exhibit takes place March 1 to 31, at the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre (2nd level).

UBC’s Small Business Accelerator Program is celebrating Small Business Week during October 17-21, 2016.  Check out their blog for more details. David Lam Library has put together a book display about entrepreneurship and small business. We also have a temporary collection of small business books in the back of the library. Come check out one of […]
As part of the Plan For Success campaign, David Lam Library has put on a display of books aimed at helping you deepen your understanding of English and learn more about business communication. To find out more about this campaign, check out the  Plan For Success website. You can find more information about Communication Development […]
David Lam Library started a small fiction collection this summer and we have just added several new titles such as Cloud Atlas and Tigana. We also wanted to take this opportunity to expose our students to the wider UBC collections. We partnered with Koerner library to trial hosting selected fiction titles in the David Lam Library […]
Did you know that UBC’s Rio 2016 contingent is the largest of any Canadian university? Twenty-nine current and former UBC student athletes are part of Team Canada’s roster while another 17 members of the UBC community will be in Brazil as coaches, management, support staff, and medical and paramedical personnel for Team Canada and the […]
Are you looking for some great business literature to read this summer? You’re in luck because David Lam Library has just developed a list of 10 business books to read this summer! They can all be found in the Great Reads section of the library, inside the Canaccord Learning Commons.   We also wanted to […]
David Lam Library is very excited to announce that we have started a small (but growing!) fiction collection.  We encourage you to come to the library and borrow one of our fun new fiction books for your summer reading enjoyment. The topics range from Anton Chekhov’s early stories, the struggles of a boy living in Poland during the […]
Did you know that June is Aboriginal (Un)History Month? The “un” in “Aboriginal (Un)History Month” represents the continuing importance and relevance of Aboriginal peoples in Canada and around the world. UBC’s Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is hosting an exhibit in celebration of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. This year’s exhibits focus on several programs for […]

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