Welcome to Centre for the Book research unit

We are the oldest research institution of our kind in Australasia, and are widely regarded as an epicentre of print culture research. The Centre was founded in 1982.

Our research charts book history and print culture in their many forms, both historical and contemporary. We research the content of books and the materiality of books themselves – both old and new.

From blooks (blogs that become books) to twitter novellas, the Kindle and iPad, we examine the way print fits into the landscape of modern media and contributes vitally to cultural life.