The Bookbinding Competition 2010

The exhibition for this year’s Designer Bookbinders Competition will be held at the John Rylands University Library in Manchester and will run from Sunday 5th December 2010 to Sunday 13th February 2011 inclusive.

The John Rylands Library
The University of Manchester
150 Deansgate
M3 3EH

The library is open from 10.00-5.00, Tuesday to Saturday, and from 12.00-5.00 on Mondays and Sunday, but closed between Christmas and New Year (24th December to 3rd January, inclusive).

The Set Book for 2010 was:
The Collected Stories of Gogol by Nikolai Gogol
Introduced by Philip Hensher
Illustrated by Peter Suart
Translated by Constance Garnett
Frontispiece and 10 colour illustrations
Size: 9" x 6"
448 pages
Published by The Folio Society

Joe Whitlock Blundell (The Folio Society)
Stuart Brockman (Fellow of Designer Bookbinders)
Julian Rota (Antiquarian Booksellers Association)
Jenny Uglow (Author and critic)


2010 Prizewinners (slideshow)

The Mansfield Medal for Best Book in the Competition
Nicky Oliver

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

The Clothworkers' Prize for Open Choice Book
1st Prize: Nicky Oliver
2nd Prize: Jeanette Koch

The Sally Lou Smith Prize for Forwarding
Annette Friedrich

Friends of The John Rylands Prize for Finishing
Hannah Brown

The Arthur Johnson Award (judged by Bernard Middleton)
Sayaka Fukada

The Elizabeth Greenhill award for Gold Tooling

Daniel Wray

The Ash Rare Books Lettering award
Paolo Taddeo

The J. Hewit & Sons prize
Mylyn McColl

The Harmatan Leather Ltd prize
Margot Bansard

The Judges award (donated by Maggs Bros)
Ruth McCann

The Shepherds Falkiner Fine Papers prize
Kate Holland

Four Highly Commended Certificates (given by Antiquarian Booksellers Association)
Lucy Cole
Vivien Frank
Simeon Jones
Glenn Malkin