Openbook is for people who love to read.
Openbook is the Library's 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.
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Your subscription will commence with the current issue.
12 months / 4 issues $40 (includes postage).
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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.
We value reader suggestions and feedback. Please email your comments to [email protected]
Highlights from Openbook Autumn 2021