Magazine article World Literature Today

La Trobe Reading Room

Magazine article World Literature Today

La Trobe Reading Room

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It's a capsule of intricate white crown molding and glowing green lamps that resembles a fantasy reading world. In the city of Melbourne, Australia, a place rich with culture, a literary hot spot continues to draw in readers and writers alike.

Nestled in one of the nineteenth-century buildings that make up the State Library of Victoria is the La Trobe Reading Room. Its domed ceiling reaches six stories high-the cap on a structure more than one hundred years old. Originally known as the Domed Reading Room, the space was refurbished and reopened in 2003 with its current name.

The La Trobe name has a longstanding history in the colony of Victoria. Sir Charles La Trobe, the first lieutenant governor of the new colony of Victoria in 1851, shaped the values of his Australian state through environmental awareness and educational advocacy. …

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