UNESCO World Book Day

Bookings required

Ernest Hemingway, A farewell to arms (London, Penguin, 1935), Rare Books Collection, State Library Victoria
23 April 2018, 10:30am7:00pm
Please visit the relevant event page to book.
Location Multiple venues
See list below for venue details

Celebrate our ongoing love affair with the book in a series of pop-up talks in the World of the book exhibition and other special events for UNESCO World Book Day. Visit each event page for further details and to book.

World Book Day program - Monday 23 April

Pop-up talks in the World of the book exhibition

10.30am: The book in history – from the codex to contemporary art BOOKED OUT

11.30am: Books that changed the world BOOKED OUT

1.30pm: Tango: a giant romance comic anthology

2.30pm: The lady vanishes - the intrepid Rose de Freycinet BOOKED OUT

Public lecture in the Conference Centre

12-1pm: The lure of cheap books, with Wal Kirsop

Discover the story of cheap books, from the 19th-century launch of mass education to today’s bargain bins.

Live podcast in Experimedia

6-7pm: Author in conversation: Christos Tsiolkas BOOKED OUT

See award-winning author Christos Tsiolkas in this live recording with Nic Brasch, host of The Garret: writers on writing podcast, discussing the art, craft and business of writing.