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.

Dead Letter Club & Wine

24 January 2018
Dead Letter Club
Dead Letter Club

Tired of Twitter, textspeak, emojis, tinder, like buttons and canned...

Art of the islands with Michelle P Brown

31 January 2018
State Library Victoria
Professor Michelle P. Brown

Discover the rich and sophisticated heritage of visual art left by the...

Painting in tongues- poetry slam

31 January 2018
Boroondara Library Service
Jess Knight, Glenn Ewing and Lara Mitchell

Join us for a night of colourful language at Hawthorn’s House of Letters (...

Dome at dusk: The world of medieval scribes

1 February 2018
State Library Victoria
State Library Victoria

Medieval scribes rarely signed their names to the books they painstakingly...

Dome at dusk: Australia’s golden age of cycling

15 February 2018
State Library Victoria
State Library Victoria

Visit the Changing face of Victoria exhibition to uncover the stories of the...

Buddhism for the unbelievably busy- Meshel Laurie

21 February 2018
Boroondara Library Service
Meshel Laurie

Meshel Laurie is a comedian and radio and television personality.