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Melbourne Rare Book Week

Town: Melbourne

Address: , Melbourne, 3000, VIC

Exhibition and Shows, Festivals and Celebrations

Melbourne Rare Book Week: 10th Anniversary Extravaganza!

Melbourne Rare Book Week celebrates its 10th anniversary with a spectacular line-up of events, exhibitions, and lectures. As the world’s first rare book week, Melbourne Rare Book Week has become a beloved event, drawing bibliophiles and collectors globally. This year, enjoy 45 free events in collaboration with Victoria’s leading cultural institutions.

Event Highlights:
Lectures and Talks: Dive into the “Literature of the Battle of Fromelles 1916” with Major General (Ret’d) Michael O’Brien, explore “500 years of Ukrainian Print Culture” with Dr. Anne Holloway, and reflect on Melbourne Rare Book Week’s decade-long journey with Emeritus Professor Chris Browne.

Unique Exhibitions: Discover “Albrecht Dürer’s Material Renaissance” at the University of Melbourne and the “World of the Book” at State Library Victoria.

Interactive Events: Marvel at Melbourne Museum’s rare bird books, engage with landmark women’s books at State Library Victoria, and explore radical book design at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Melbourne Rare Book Fair: Don’t miss Australia’s premier rare book fair at Wilson Hall, University of Melbourne. A unique chance to acquire rare books, maps, photographs, and manuscripts.

Celebrate Melbourne’s literary heritage and collections at this milestone event. Whether you’re a seasoned collector or a curious newcomer, Melbourne Rare Book Week 2024 offers something for everyone.




18-07-2024 to 27-07-2024