Because of your generosity and enthusiasm for books, we raised $1.1million at our Bookfest in January 2013! That's a new record for the Lifeline Bookfest. These much needed funds will help support our vital services such as the Lifeline Crisis Line and Online Chat and UnitingCare Community programs for children, youth, families and people with a disability. A big thank you to everyone who donated a book, bought new treasures or volunteered at the event.
The next Lifeline Bookfest is fast approaching and will be held from Saturday June 8 - Tuesday June 11. As usual, the event will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. See you there!
How to get there
The Lifeline Bookfest is held in Exhibition Halls 3 and 4 of the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale Street, South Brisbane.
For a fee, parking is available beneath the Convention Centre or alternatively you can catch a QR Citytrain to South Brisbane Station or catch a bus to the Cultural Centre Bus Stop.
Call TransInfo on 13 12 30 or visit www.transinfo.qld.gov.au for more information on public transport to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The Lifeline Bookfest is divided into three sections but we have new section names to make it easier for everyone. Instead of the sections being High Quality, Priced and Unpriced, they are now called High Quality - Prices as Marked, $1 Section and $2.50 Section.
High Quality - Prices as Marked contains near new and quality stock, as well as rare and collectable books. All books are priced inside the cover.
The $1 Section contains a fantastic range of books of medium quality. These books are also priced inside the cover and some children's books are 2 for $1.
The $2.50 Section contains more of the 'well-thumbed' books and is where some of the best bargains can be found! There are no books in this section over $2.50.
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.
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. Green bags will be available for purchase.