Love art, or just need a hefty tome to decorate your coffee table? Either way, the Melbourne Art Book Fair has you covered. Following on from the considerable success of last year's inaugural event, the sophomore edition of this literary luau will see more than 60 stalls take over the Great Hall at NGV International, showcasing art books, independent zines, limited edition prints and more.
The fair begins on Friday, April 29 with the International Symposium on the Future of Design for Publishing, featuring a litany of guest speakers including South Korean graphic designer Na Kim and London-based artist and publisher David Blamey. That event will be followed by a ticketed evening preview, complete with live music, food and a pop-up bar.
The main event, meanwhile, kicks off on Saturday, April 30, and consists of two straight days of workshops, panels and more than 20 separate book launches. For the complete program visit ngvartbookfair.com.