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Openbook is for people who love to read.
Openbook is the Library's award-winning quarterly magazine. It was previously known as SL magazine, before we gave it a makeover.
Inside each issue you'll find stories that are inspiring, thought-provoking and surprising. We're working with established and emerging writers with diverse perspectives on literature, art, photography, history, science, architecture, popular culture and topical issues. Our library insiders will take you behind the scenes to reveal weird and wonderful finds from the collection.
Expect a mix of feature articles, news, commentary, photo-essays, interviews, fiction, poetry, reviews, recipes and trivia.
So, if you love books and libraries and are curious about the world inside and outside of them - subscribe today.
Become an Openbook person!
Thanks to our friends at Simon & Schuster, the first 50 people to subscribe will receive a free copy of acclaimed writer Chloe Hooper's book Bedtime Story.
Subscribe/ Give as a gift
Your subscription will commence with the current issue.
12 months / 4 issues $50* (free postage Australia-wide).
*Please contact us if you are subscribing from overseas.
Become a Friend of the Library
Library Friends receive Openbook as part of their member benefits.
Letters & submissions
Please email letters or article proposals to the editor: firstname.lastname@example.org or post to Openbook editor, State Library of NSW, 1 Shakespeare Place, Sydney 2000. No responsibility can be accepted for unsolicited manuscripts, artwork or photographs.
We value reader suggestions and feedback. Please email your comments to email@example.com