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 but a few. Even our comic shops run panel sessions and signings.

The libraries across Victoria also offer a calendar of discussions and events.

Melbourne is blessed with a few stand out 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.

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

Mirror of the world: books and ideas

15 November 2016 to 28 February 2017
State Library of Victoria

Discover stunning artwork alongside powerful words in this visual feast for...

Writers Under the Influence

1 March 2017
Buck Mulligan
Paul Mitchell/Surprise Guest

Buck Mulligan’s Whiskey Bar and Bookshop is proud to announce a new monthly...

ALIA Leadership & Innovation Forum

2 March 2017
Australian Library and Information Association

2017 ALIA Leadership and Innovation Forum

Continuum 13 - National Science Fiction and Fantasy Convention

8 June 2017 to 12 June 2017

Continuum is a four day speculative fiction convention designed for readers...