World of the Book

Explore a world of ideas and imagination in this one-of-a-kind exhibition showcasing the history of book design, production and illustration from the Middle Ages to today.

See rare medieval manuscripts and sacred texts, magnificent natural history and botanical illustration, stunning modern artist books and fine press editions, as well as pioneering Australian classics, children’s books, graphic novels and comics.

From books that break the mould to books that changed the world, World of the book celebrates the unique place books have in our hearts and minds.

More than 250 new items dating from 2050 BC to the present day are now on display.

1 Jan - 31 Dec

State Library Victoria (SLV)

328 Swanston Street Melbourne VIC 3000