The 2024 Melbourne Rare Book Fair

2013 Anzaab Rare Book Fair

Rare Book Fair

The Melbourne Rare Book Fair returns again in July 2024 to Wilson Hall, the University of Melbourne.

The Melbourne Rare Book Fair is the major annual book fair of ANZAAB and one of only a few rare book fairs in the Southern hemisphere.

Now in its 53rd Edition, the Melbourne Rare Book Fair will again feature rare and wonderful books, manuscripts, ephemera, prints (and much more) from the best rare book and antiquarian dealers across Australia and New Zealand and from overseas.

A gathering of buyers, sellers and lovers of books not to be missed.

Whatever your tastes may be, you are sure to find a rare and interesting book, print or piece of ephemera to add to your collection.

Grants Bookshop


Thursday 25 July 6-9pm

Friday 26 July 10-5pm

Saturday 27 July 10 - 4pm

Wilson Hall


Wilson Hall
The University of Melbourne Campus map
Enter campus from Swanston St or Grattan St (Carlton); Elizabeth St/Royal Pde
(Parkville) Melway maps 2B, 43 and 75A

Map at Book Fair

Find the Fair on Google Maps

Wilson Hall, The University of Melbourne

Visit by Tram

The University of Melbourne's Parkville campus is only a few minutes from the centre of Melbourne and has many public transport stops within walking distance.

By tram along Swanston Street :
tram numbers 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67, 72

By tram along Elizabeth Street/Royal Parade :
tram number 19

You can enter your current location and travel destination into the Public Transport Victoria Journey Planner for personalised instructions for tram, train and bus connections for travelling to any University of Melbourne campus.


There are three car parks on campus at the University of Melbourne.

Parking fees apply.

Please note that Grattan Street is closed due to Metro Tunnel work.

Access to the Fair

Wilson Hall and the Fair are at ground level and easily accessible.

In 2023 no Exhibitor Stands will be located on the stage. Every stand is wheelchair accessible.

More information is available in the University of Melbourne's Accessibility Guide