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Melbourne Rare Book Week

decoration05 July 2019|14 July 2019

Now in its 8th year, Melbourne Rare Book Week (MRBW) is the premier Australian festival for those who share a love of print on paper, history, libraries, bookshops and cultural institutions. The festival has grown dramatically in size and reputation since its inception in 2012.

From Book Lovers to Book Enemies! Check out the 2019 Program!

The programme for the 2019 Melbourne Rare Book Week can be downloaded here. 

The leading event, the Melbourne Rare Book Fair will be held from 12 - 14 July 2019 at the University of Melbourne's historic Wilson Hall, with free admission to all visitors.

We recommend following the organisers on their Instagram account: @rarebookweek 


MRBW BrowneRead an article about the new festival director, Prof. Chris Browne and his own collection. 

Link to The Age - Newspaper, 15 June 2019


MRBW 2019 Program 1

MRBW 2019 Program 2

Looking back at the 2018 Festival: 

Read the 2018 festival report by Professor Chris Browne, Programme Director of Melbourne Rare Book Week


Festival Highlights 2018: 

Melbourne Rare Book Week - For the Love of Books
"We had to start thinking out of the box" said Kay Craddock at a book fair symposium when asked about the start of Rare Book Week in Melbourne.


05 July 2019|14 July 2019
various venues, please check programme for further details.
The Australian and New Zealand Association of Antiquarian Booksellers
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