World of the Book 2023
Explore the rare, the sacred and the iconic in this one-of-a-kind exhibition.
State Library Victoria Cultural, Student and Family members receive 48-hour early release of tickets each season, as well as many other benefits. Become a member today.
Please note: there are often many sessions available for tours and some workshops, so be sure to click on the event to book a date that suits you.
06 October 2023, 6:30pm–9:00pm
Celebrate the launch of TikTok sensation Esmé Louise James’s new book, Kinky History, in an evening of risqué performance and intimate conversations.
Cost: $25 (general admission); $20 (concession and paid members); $17.50 (First Nations admission)
24 October 2023, 6:30pm–8:00pm
Join Australian icon Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton, horror film writer/director Natalie Erika James and co-artistic director of THE RABBLE, Emma Valente, in a conversation with best-selling author and podcast presenter, Jamila Rizvi, to confront and discuss the representation of monstrous maternal figures and the depiction of the “bad mother”.
Cost: $35 (general admission); $28 (concession and paid members); $24 (First Nations admission); add on large cheese box: $16.50.