Melbourne is full of literary activity with conversations about books, writing and ideas bookish happening every night of the week.

The State Library of Victoria hosts a year-round program of talks and exhibitions, as does The Wheeler Centre. Melbourne's meeting place, Federation Square hosts a variety of talks including the Melbourne Conversation series, part of City of Melbourne’s Knowledge Melbourne platform.

The majority of the bookshops run programs, launches, talks and happenings. Readings has a lively events calendar and Reader's Feast runs events and mini festivals, just to mention a few. Even our comic shops run panel sessions and signings. Libraries across Victoria also offer a full calendar of discussions and events.

Melbourne is blessed with a few standout one-off events. The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) runs an annual Art Book Fair. The popular Women of Letters goes from strength to strength, expanding internationally and Rare Book Week is a world leading celebration of the antiquarian book. Melbourne Knowledge Week offers a lively week-long program where discussions are centred on creativity, innovation and ideas.

Make sure you take a look at our calendar to find listings of what events are currently on or are coming up.

How Childhood Wounds Colour Adult Relationships.

1 May 2018
Existentialist Society
Dr. Debra Campbell (Psychologist, and author of...

Existentialist Society.

Kill Your Darlings First Book Club: The Earth Does Not Get Fat

10 May 2018
Kill Your Darlings
Julia Prendergast in conversation with Ellen...

Kill Your Darlings First Book Club is a wonderful opportunity to meet and...

Sun Bookshop 20th Birthday Celebration and Launch of The Bridge

18 May 2018
The Sun Bookshop
Alice Pung, Enza Gandolfo, Billy Miller, Rebecca...

On May 2nd, 1998 The Sun Bookshop opened its doors on Yarraville’s Ballarat...

REIMAGINE! New Ways With Literature: CBCA Vic State Conference

19 May 2018
Childrens Book Council of Australia
Morris Gleitzman, Boori Monty Pryor, Auntie Fay...

We are excited to announce that the next CBCA Vic State Conference will be...