Make the most of Melbourne - City of Literature

Posted on: 02 April 2019

Storytelling was always - and remains today - an essential means of communication. Victoria is home to many renowned Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers, artists and cultural organisations. This Melbourne - City of Literature article introduces some of them: http://cityofliterature.com.au/explore/first-nation

Visit the Koorie Heritage Trust at Federation Square to start your exploration of Melbourne's Indigenous culture. The Trust features exhibitions, a gallery and shop, promoting and celebrating Aboriginal culture and history through diverse programs and services. Find out more at: http://cityofliterature.com.au/explore/first-nation

Stretch your legs and join a walking tour of Melbourne that ventures into bookshops 'hidden in obscure and historic locations including basements and upper floors'. See: http://melbournewalks.com.au/literature

Still got some room on your credit card and some time on your hands? You probably won't be looking to add extra weight to your luggage for the post-conference trip home, but if you have room to squeeze in some reading material you'll have no trouble finding it in one of Melbourne's book stores.

The Neo-Gothic Assembly Hall building (in Collins Street) is home to Kay Craddock Antiquarian Bookseller. Browsers are welcome and personal service is available for those in search of something special. Visit https://www.kaycraddock.com/our-history.php to find out more.

For the dedicated (and those with a business class baggage allowance) here's Melbourne - City of Literature's list of the best bookshops in town: http://cityofliterature.com.au/explore/bookshops

Have fun and happy reading!

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