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Catalogue service interruption: Due to an upgrade, the catalogue will be unavailable from 9pm AEST on Wednesday, 3 September until 10am AEST Thursday, 4 September. We apologise for any inconvenience.

La Trobe Reading Room event: A traditional Chinese drum performance will be held in the La Trobe Reading Room on Thursday 4 September, from 6pm until 6.10pm. More information

Catalogue service interruption & La Trobe Reading Room event
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Reading by design

What are the current and future trends of book design in Australia and overseas? A panel that includes designers and publishers judges the book by its cover.

The panel includes:

  • Tracy O'Shaughnessy, publisher at The Miegunyah Press
  • Stephen Banham, founder of Letterbox typographic studio
  • Mary Callahan, a freelance book designer who's won many awards for her designs for Austalian titles such as Gould's book of fish and The orchard
  • Trisha Garner, who runs her own book design business Design Patsy and whose design for Florence Broadhurst won Best Designed Book of the Year in Australia in 2007.

This event was held on 16 July 2009 at the State Library of Victoria in association with the State of Design festival.