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Lifeline Brisbane Bookfest Australia Day Sale


26 January 2015 - last day specials as below

  • $1 section - Fill a bag for $5 or three bags for $10
  • $2.50 section - Everything is now $1
  • High Quality (HQ) section - all cabinet items half price, everything else now $2.50
When you Donate and Buy with Lifeline - you help SAVE lives.
Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale St, South Brisbane.              
When: January 26, 2015
Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm (weekdays)
Free Entry!  It's the largest second-hand book sale event in the world and an experience not to be missed.


How to get there

The Lifeline Bookfest is held in the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale Street, South Brisbane.

Plan your Journey using TransLink's Journey Planner. Visit www.translink.com.au or call 13 12 30 for more information on public transport options. You can catch a QR Citytrain to South Brisbane Station or catch a bus to the Cultural Centre Bus Stop.

Paid parking is also available beneath the Convention Centre. For information about rates visit www.bcec.com.au

About Lifeline's Brisbane Bookfest

Lifeline bookfest is the biggest fund raising event that supports the 24 hour Crisis Support Line. These live saving service offers suicide prevention and breavement counselling as well as family and crisis support counselling. 

Click here for January 2015 Floorplan.

Within each section, books are divided into over 20 categories:

Children's; Australiana; History; Reference; Humour and Oddities; Biography; Literature and Classics; Textbooks; Travel; Health; Science Fiction; Hardback Fiction; Art and Music; Paperback Fiction; Cooking; Computers; Religion; Foreign Language; Vehicles and War Craft; Hobbies; Sport; Gardening; Animals; Penguins and Pelicans; Economics; Sociology; Philosophy; and Science.

In addition to books, each section carries a range of magazines, stationery, videos, CDs, cassettes and records.



The Lifeline Bookfest is divided into three sections. 

Children’s & Magazines   - 2 for $1.00
$2.50 SECTION: ALL ITEMS $2.50 
Stationery as Marked 

Please Note: Your books must be paid for and bags sealed before moving onto other sections. This is required as a security measure. The plastic bags used are biodegradable and recycle bins will be available if you would like to transfer your purchase into a green bag on your way out.

Lifeline Bookfest Brisbane is supported by ABC 612. We'd like to also thank other supporters - SoundImages, Val Morgan.