Magazine cover Openbook autumn 2024


A magazine about books, libraries, art and ideas.

Openbook is a lavish, award-winning magazine of new writing, fresh ideas and contemporary photography. 

This season’s edition is brimming with beautiful words, photography and artwork by some of Australia’s best writers and creatives, featured alongside fascinating discoveries made by our librarians and curators.

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Please email letters or article proposals to the editor: 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.


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Magazine cover Openbook autumn 2024