About Books in the City

Spreading the joy of reading, one book at a time!

Books on a trolly in the Mitchell Library Reading Room
We're scattering 50 must-read Australian books in and around your State Library throughout the month of March 2022.

These awesome page-turners are there to be picked up, read, discussed, debated and shared. Once you’re done with it, simply leave it somewhere else for another reader to discover.

There are thousands more great reads to browse in our Critics' Picks collection, located in the Bashir Reading Room. Every book has been reviewed in Australian Book Review, New York Review of BooksTimes Literary Supplement and London Review of Books.

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