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Discover the story of cheap books, from the 19th-century launch of mass education to today’s bargain bins.

Wallace Kirsop is an Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne. He was the first President of the Bibliographical Society of Australia and New Zealand from 1969 to 1973 and is the past President of the Victorian Branch of the Book Collectors’ Society of Australia. His main research interest is book history, with a special emphasis on the promotion and marketing of publishers’ wares.

Celebrate UNESCO World Book Day with special events at the Library.

Wheelchair accessible. Bookings essential.

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  • Café
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Public toilet
  • Restaurant - licensed
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Free Entry


  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details