The Bookbinding Competition 2009

The Set Book for 2009 was:
Le Grand Meaulnes
by Alain Fournier
264 pages. Frontispiece and 6 full-page colour illustrations by Laura Carlin
229 x 146 mm - 9" x 5¾"
Published by The Folio Society

Melanie Gradtke (The Folio Society)
Glenn Bartley(Fellow of Designer Bookbinders)
Richard Dorment (Art Critic, The Daily Telegraph)
Sophie Schneideman (Sophie Schneideman Rare Books)


2009 Prizewinners (slideshow)

The Mansfield Medal for Best Book in the Competition
Kaori Maki

Folio Society prize for the Set Book
1st Prize: Spike
2nd Prize: Tom McEwan

The Clothworkers' Prize for Open Choice Book
1st Prize: Kaori Maki
2nd Prize: Andrew Brown

The Sally Lou Smith Prize for Forwarding
Ann Tout

Friends of The John Rylands Prize for Finishing
Nicky Oliver

The Arthur Johnson Award (judged by Bernard Middleton)
Daniel Wray

The Elizabeth Greenhill award for Gold Tooling

Pamela Richmond

The Ash Rare Books Lettering award
Helen Schrager

The J. Hewit & Sons prize
Jeanette Koch

The Harmatan Leather Ltd prize
Glenn Malkin

The Judges award (donated by Maggs Bros)
Atsuko Sasagawa

The Shepherds Falkiner Fine Papers prize
Jeanette Koch

Four Highly Commended Certificates (given by Antiquarian Booksellers Association)
Margot Bausard
Richard Beadsmoor
Simeon Jones
Miranda Kemp