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The Best Cat, the Est Cat competition

Win a behind-the-scenes tour of the Library 

Two children and a cat exit a lift

Illustration by Rosie Handley

Purchase a signed copy of The Best Cat, the Est Cat from the Library Shop by 31 December 2021 and go in the draw to win a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Library with author Libby Hathorn and illustrator Rosie Handley.  

Libby and Rosie will guide a group of four people through the grand doors of the State Library’s Mitchell building, for a special tour discovering the spaces featured in the book. They’ll enter secret doors and corridors and visit the underground stacks to view treasures in the Library’s collection, some of which are featured in The Best Cat, the Est Cat. The tour will run for approximately one and a half hours.

Terms & conditions:  

  • All those who purchase a copy of The Best Cat, the Est Cat from the Library Shop between 4 October and 31 December 2021 will be automatically entered into the prize draw.
  • The prize will be drawn on Monday 10 January 2022 and the winner notified by email. If the winner is unable to accept the prize, a second winner will be drawn and so forth.
  • Travel to the State Library will be at the prize winner’s expense.
  • The behind-the-scenes tour of the Library must be held on a weekday between 10 am and 6 pm before 31 December 2022, subject to availability.
  • A maximum of 4 people may be included in the prize.
  • Current Library staff are not eligible to enter.


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