The Melbourne Athenaeum will be closed on Tuesday November 7 for the Melbourne Cup public holiday.

We will be open regular hours on Monday November 6 and Wednesday November 8.

Richard Overell

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Renowned librarian Richard Overell, who for 26 years oversaw the acquisitions and conservation of the rare books collection at Monash University's Louis Matheson library, has been a longtime friend of the Melbourne Athenaeum library.  He shares his expertise with us through yearly talks in the library about collecting rare books as part of Rare Book Week.  His talks display his extensive knowledge of book collecting across a wide range subjects including children's books, travel guides, dust jackets, and cookbooks.

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