Fund Raising and Community

It’s our biggest ever Big Book Fair!

Our next Book Fair will be running from Thursday, 20th to Sunday 23rd at the Illawarra Sports Stadium, Berkeley.
On Thursday, 20th October at 5pm, access is restricted to subscribers of our Book Lovers List.

Admission to the VIP opening night is $10, ensuring you get the first chance to peruse and purchase what’s on offer. 

Thursday, 20 October – 5:00pm – 9:00pm (VIP Opening Night)
Friday, 21 October – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday, 22 October – 9:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, 23 October – 9:00am to 4:00pm

Sign up to our Book Lovers List for access to Opening Night. 

The books are divided into over 50 categories including:
Children’s, fiction (paperback, hardcover, romance, science fiction, fantasy, horror), hobbies (cooking, gardening, sport), sciences (science, economics, education), arts (biographies, history, Australiana, travel, religion, psychology) and old books such as old and interested or something special.

We would love to accept your preloved books at the event from Thursday – Sunday. There will be a donation tent located outside the building.

Lifeline South Coast’s Big Book Fair is the largest second-hand book sale in NSW and the biggest fundraising event that supports Lifeline South Coast’s crisis support and suicide prevention services in the Illawarra and South Coast.

Further information:

  • The Something Special Book list is available via the following link. Please click here to download the lists of collectable books available at the Book Fair.
  • Please bring your Carry Bags with you.
  • Donations of pre-loved books can be donated at book fair, there will be a donation tent located outside. We only accept books in good condition due to the high cost of recycling.

Thank you for your ongoing support of Lifeline’s Book Fairs, every purchase helps Lifeline continue to provide crisis support and suicide prevention services to the local community.

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