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Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Reading by design

What are the current and future trends of book design in Australia and overseas? A panel that includes designers and publishers judges the book by its cover.

The panel includes:

  • Tracy O'Shaughnessy, publisher at The Miegunyah Press
  • Stephen Banham, founder of Letterbox typographic studio
  • Mary Callahan, a freelance book designer who's won many awards for her designs for Austalian titles such as Gould's book of fish and The orchard
  • Trisha Garner, who runs her own book design business Design Patsy and whose design for Florence Broadhurst won Best Designed Book of the Year in Australia in 2007.

This event was held on 16 July 2009 at the State Library of Victoria in association with the State of Design festival.