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Melbourne 2017

Published on 21 June 2017

Melbourne Rare Book Fair (part of Melbourne Rare Book Week)
The 45th ANZAAB Australian Antiquarian Book Fair

Leading Australian and international antiquarian booksellers will bring a rich and diverse array of books together that cater for all who genuinely love print on paper and who share a passion for books. Subjects including early printed books, maps, historical accounts of travel and exploration, prints, literature, art, militaria, children's books, and ephemera will be offered for sale at prices to suit all levels of collecting.

The Melbourne Rare Book Fair is the key event for the Australian rare book trade and part of Melbourne Rare Book Week which will offer over 50 free events in 2017; held at libraries, literary and historical societies and bookshops throughout Melbourne! The programme spreads from lectures or panel discussions to guided and behind-the-scenes tours. Librarians, historians, scholars, booksellers, designers, artists and conservationists open their doors and their worlds. 

The Melbourne Rare Book Fair is organised by ANZAAB, The Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers. 

Booksellers from Australia but also the UK, Japan and the US are exhibiting at the 2017 fair. To see a listing of all exhibitors, please visit the website:

Admission to the Melbourne Rare Book Fair is free

Wilson Hall, The University of Melbourne

Opening Hours: 

Friday, July 7
6.00 pm to 9.00 pm

Saturday, July 8 
10.00 am to 5.00 pm

Sunday, July 9
10.00 am to 5.00 pm


In the Press:

Exhibitor and Australian bookseller Michael Treloar was recently interviewed for THE AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS REVIEW, "Rare book collector Mike Treloar seeking more exotic investments"; you can read the article here. 

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