Lifeline Bookfest

South Brisbane
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The mammoth bi-annual Lifeline Bookfest sees bibliophiles and bargain hunters descend on the Brisbane Convention Centre bearing suitcases, shopping trolleys and re-usable bags which they fill to the brim with pre-loved books on every subject ever invented. And it's back from June 4-12, 2022.

Lifeline Bookfest Brisbane

For here, at Queensland's biggest second-hand book sale, are 22 semi-trailers worth of books spread across 4.5km of tables in two massive halls and prices start at just $2.50.

Lifeline Bookfest Brisbane

Whether or not you go on to read them all is another matter but who cares if the history of the Mephisto war tank or horny backed toad costs $2.50? Besides which they can always be donated to a good cause like next year's fair.

Lifeline Bookfest Brisbane

But it's not all obscurity – get here early, dig deep and search long and it's possible to unearth out-of-print gems nobody thought were still in existence. They even have the likes of rare and retro sheet music.

Lifeline Bookfest Brisbane

The genres are all sorted, with signs clearly depicting their category - so it's easy to find what you're looking for. 

Lifeline Bookfest Brisbane

Need to know - The organisers do not have any bags on hand for purchases so make sure you BYO.

Nice to know - there are cafe facilities within the hall, so you can have a cuppa and something to eat while you sort through your collection before heading to the checkout.

Lifeline Bookfest Brisbane

Opening hours - Sat Jun 4 - 7.30am-6pm; Sun Jun 5- Thu Jun 9 8.30am-6pm; Fri Jun 10 8.30am-9pm; Sat Jun 11 - Sun Jun 12 8.30am-6pm.

Images by Danella Perrins

Brisbane Convention &

Exhibition Centre

Merivale St

Cnr Glenelg St

South Brisbane

Jun 4-12, 2022

Opening hours

Free entry

Map

Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale Street, South Brisbane, Queensland

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