Sydney Rare Book Week 

Welcome to Sydney Rare Book Week

24 to 28 October 2022

We’re celebrating Sydney Rare Book Week with an exciting free program of events celebrating special collections and literature, at a number of cultural institutions and businesses across Sydney. There are exhibition tours, workshops, talks and more.

Sydney Rare Book Week is being held in association with the 2022 Sydney Rare Book Fair to be held from 28 October to 29 October at Maclaurin Hall, University of Sydney.

Come and join us!

You need to register separately for each event. Registration details are provided for each session.

Browse through the program calendar on the right and click on individual events to book. 

Booking is free but attendance is limited. If you cannot attend, please cancel your booking to free up the space for someone else. 

Enquiries regarding the Sydney Rare Book Week to:

Julie Sommerfeldt

Talk: Monday 24 October 12 – 1pm
Sydney Living Museums

The useful and the beautiful: trade literature

Come and join us as we explore our rarest trade catalogues in one of...

Read The useful and the beautiful: trade literature
Tour: Tuesday 25th October, 11 am – 12 pm
City of Sydney
Lecture: Tuesday 25th October 12 – 1 pm
City of Sydney
Talk: Tuesday 25th October, 6 – 7 pm
Moore College
Tour: Wednesday 26 October 5 – 6pm
State Library
Tour: Wednesday 26 October 2 – 3 pm
Bookbinders Association
Lecture: Wednesday 26 October 10:30 – 11:30 am
State Archives
Workshop: Friday 28 October 10.30 am
University of Sydney Library
Lecture: Thursday 27 October 12 – 1 pm
University of Sydney Library