World of the book has gone virtual!
Explore World of the book from just about anywhere with the launch of our new virtual tour.
You can now see this one-of-a-kind exhibition in the Library’s Dome Galleries or from your lounge room.
World of the book features more than 200 never-before-exhibited items on the history of book design, production and illustration from the Middle Ages to today, including a 19th-century boxed set of Jane Austen’s complete works; a reflection on the Civil Rights Movement by Martin Luther King Jr; and rare pirated editions of James Joyce, Ezra Pound, Sylvia Plath, Bob Dylan and Philip Roth.
Rethink the role of medicine at Spark: biotechnology
Part lecture. Part panel discussion. Part conversation.
What role will medicine will play in the future as it becomes increasingly personalised? Could we harness our individual genetic traits to create customised medical solutions?
In the second of this series, we turn our minds to transforming our relationship with medicine to make it about prevention not cure, at Spark: biotechnology.
Hosted by Rwandan-British composer and storyteller Stéphanie Kabanyana Kanyandekwe, the night will begin with a provocative lecture from science and technology storytellers Future Crunch. A panel of experts will then discuss and debate the topics raised. Then it is over to you to continue the conversation at your table.
Wednesday 27 April
We’re excited to announce The Garret‘s Astrid Edwards will host this exclusive showcase of the 2022 Stella Prize shortlist, while renowned actress Virginia Gay will perform readings from the shortlisted books.
Now in its tenth year, the Stella Prize has become an indispensable part of Australia’s literary culture, celebrating the work of women and non-binary writers, driving book sales, sparking book clubs and influencing the conversation around gender equity.
The autumn Literary Preview, presented in partnership with Readings and the Stella Prize, will treat book lovers to an exclusive look at the books in the running for the $50,000 literary award.
Readings Literary Preview: Celebrating the Stella Prize shortlist
Tuesday 5 April
Salon Series – this week!
Friday 25 March
Hear from artists who push boundaries including Michelle de Kretser, who will discuss her new novel Scary Monsters.
Gandel Storytelling workshop: Maxine Beneba Clarke
Saturday 2 April
Your style, your individuality: learn how to write you at this workshop for kids aged 9-12.
Tuesday 5 April
Learn how to navigate the Library’s extensive newspaper collection in this interactive, online session.
Teen Writing Bootcamp: science writing
26 April & 3, 10, 17 May
Learn how to infuse your poetry, essays and stories with scientific concepts in our online bootcamps.