Looking for something to do from home when you're not tackling your to-read pile – or just need to add to it? Enjoy these literary, artistic and dramatic delights from home.
Pack your library bag online
Many libraries have a wide range of eBooks and audio books you can borrow online. But if you need to get your nose into that real-book olfactory comfort zone, check to see if your library is offering Click and Collect.
Gleebooks, the Sydney Writers' Festival official bookshop, is offering free postage to the City of Sydney and Inner West local government areas, and to the rest of New South Wales for orders over $100. It's open for pick-up too!
Mood-boosting mind food
From getting lost in a good story to puzzles, book clubs and scholar talks, the State Library of NSW has a whole world of erudite and entertaining activities online so you can bring the library into your living room.
But soft, what light through your laptop breaks?
Sydney Opera House, in association with Bell Shakespeare, is broadcasting an excerpt from John Bell's special performance, John Bell, One Man In His Time, a reflection on the enduring power of language from a legend of theatre.
Visit Victoria virtually
Planning on going to Melbourne for a book launch or author talk before the lockdown commenced? Join in online. Find all the latest virtual literary events in Victoria at Literary Listings.
Dance it out
Pins and needles from sitting in your reading chair too long? Sydney Dance Company has an online library of pre-recorded classes that you can access from home, taught by some of Australia's best teachers.
Van goes to you
Bring the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam to you with online collections, virtual tours and stories galore from this world-renowned museum.
Bask in Bach
Part of the Australian Chamber Orchestra's inaugural 2021 digital season, Bach and the Beyond is an "evocative and impassioned concert film" that you can rent and enjoy from home.
Bind a book
Learn how to bind your own book at home with ClassBento and hand-stitch yourself a new journal for those lockdown ruminations.