Journey of the book through time and space

From past to present: unearthing never before seen items at the State Library of Victoria's latest exhibition.

Bibliophiles, get ready to surround yourself with some sublime paper work at the State Library of Victoria’s recently launched World of the Book exhibition: the rare, the sacred and the iconic.  

With over 200 never-before exhibited items, the show is a survey of the history of book design, production and illustration from the Middle Ages to the present day.

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Thuy On is Reviews Editor of ArtsHub and an arts journalist, critic and poet who’s written for a range of publications including The Guardian, The Saturday Paper, Sydney Review of Books, The Australian, The Age/SMH and Australian Book Review. She's the outgoing books editor of The Big issue. Her first book, a collection of poetry called Turbulence, came out in 2020 and was published by University of Western Australia Press. Her next collection, Decadence, will be published in July 2022. Twitter: @thuy_on