The Kouwenberg C.S. Lewis and Friends Collection

The Rev. Dr. Hans and Colleen Kouwenberg C.S. Lewis and Friends Collection was donated to Trinity Western University in the spring of 2019. Envisioned as a teaching resource to support scholarship, in particular the Inklings Institute of Canada, and enrich the broader Christian community, the donation consists predominately of the work of C.S. Lewis although it includes other Inklings’ members and fiction influencers: Owen Barfield, J.A.W. Bennett, Roger Lancelyn Green, Dorothy L. Sayers, J.R.R. Tolkien, Charles Williams, and George MacDonald. The collection includes first editions, publishers’ file copies, and titles signed by C.S. Lewis, Walter Hooper (Lewis’ editor), and Owen Barfield. In addition, this donation complements the existing collection of C.S. Lewis and other Inklings titles held in the Norma Marion Alloway Library.


Illustration by Pauline Baynes