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Openbook

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, trivia and even DIY projects. 

So, if you love books and libraries and are curious about the world inside and outside of them - subscribe today. 

Please note: If you are subscribing for your school, TAFE or university library, please email [email protected] to arrange an institutional subscription. 

Win an evening in the State Library’s stunning Shakespeare Room for your book club.

With its Tudor-style architecture and beautiful stained-glass windows, the Shakespeare Room is the perfect setting to discuss your favourite books with five friends.

The prize includes drinks and nibbles, as well as a private viewing of Shakespeare’s First Folio from 1623.

To be in the running to win, simply subscribe to Openbook magazine or become a Friend of the Library by 13 August 2021.

 

Subscribe/ Give as a gift 

Your subscription will commence with the current issue.

12 months / 4 issues  $40 (includes postage).

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Become a Friend of the Library 

Library Friends receive Openbook as part of their member benefits.

 

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Letters & submissions

Please email letters or article proposals to the editor: [email protected] 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.

Feedback

We value reader suggestions and feedback. Please email your comments to [email protected]

 

Openbook magazine winter issue