The Ottawa Book Collectors Programme of Upcoming Events

OBC Meetings 2018-2019


All OBC meetings, unless otherwise indicated, begin at 7:30 pm and will be held in Room 112, Fisher Park Community Centre. Lots of parking is available.

Meetings are generally held the first Monday of every month. Ath the 2018 general meeting, it was decided to not hold meetings in December and February. Check the date to be sure.


250 Holland Ave.



Business Meeting and Round-Table

OBC members will report on and circulate a couple of samples of their book finds from over the summer months with an emphasis on how these fit into their avowed collecting interests and, to a lesser extent, expatiate on what they may have read in the same period.
September 10, 2018



Blood Diamonds

Mr. Smillie has written two books on “Blood Diamonds”..

October 1, 2018



Papers of the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin

Rosalie Fox will present on the organizattion of Papers of the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin, PC, former Chief Justice of Canada.

November 5, 2018




Finishing off the last of the Yuletide seasonal cheer, OBC members will present the books they received during the holidays (or books they gave themselves!) Tell us why it is an asset to your collection.
January 7, 2019

MARCH 2019


Science Fiction Writing and Collecting

Alex Binkley has written several sci-fi books and short stories, and he is a member of the Ottawa Science Fiction Society.

March 4, 2019

APRIL 2019


Book and paper conservation

In a return engagement, Kyla Ubbink of Ubbink Book and paper conservation will discuss the preservation and restoration of our books. Bring an example of a personal item that needs repair and/or special treatment.
April 1, 2019

MAY 2019


Downsizind and Decluttering the Book Collections

A round-table discussion of just what are we going to do with all those books?
May 6, 2019

JUNE 2019


Annual General Meeting & Book Swap

Our Annual General Meeting when suggestions for potential speakers will be provided, and a new executive elected. Some books may also trade hands.
June 3, 2019

Future Events:

Would you be interested in doing a presentation on some aspect of your own book collection with other members?

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