GIANT Book Fair Hornsby - December 2023

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Posted 2023-11-29 by Vanessafollow

Sat 09 Dec 2023 - Mon 11 Dec 2023

Lifeline’s giant December Book Fair returns to Barker College!

Whether you are a serious book collector, ardent book lover or an occasional reader, you will delight in browsing through the huge array of high-quality items on offer at a fraction of retail prices.

Anyone who came to Lifeline's Book Fair at Barker College in the Rosewood Centre last year will remember the amazing space, very convenient parking, and in-house coffee shop, but most of all the cornucopia of books on offer, along with CDs, DVDs, Video Games, Vinyl Records, Audio Books, Stationery, Board Games and Jigsaw Puzzles.

Vinyl Records

Jigsaw Puzzles and Board Games

Our 90,000+ books are classified in over 50 categories, both Fiction and Non-Fiction, including Crime/Thriller, Sci Fi/Fantasy, Old Favourites and Romance.

There is a huge range of Sci Fi/Fantasy, including a wide selection of pre-packed paperback sets of the 1960s/1970s and many SFBC titles of the same vintage.

Children's books are presented not only in age groups but also in content matter, so you'll be sure to find plenty of subjects of interest to the younger members of your family. Teenagers haven't been forgotten, they have a category labelled "Young Adult" with sets of all the classics up to the most recent publications.

We also of course have huge numbers of boxes of Literature, History & Politics, Sports, Psychology, Crafts & Hobbies, Gardening, Cooking, Study Aids, Sciences, Music, Animals, Military, Art, Architecture, Travel, Transport, Engineering & DIY, plus of course our usual treasure chest of Graphic Writing/Mature Comics, and Popups.

Travel guides

Over the 3 days there will be a range of Special Books offered including first editions, signed, collectible and previous unseen volumes. A full list of all the Special Books available is posted on the Lifeline H2HS website here.

Here are some of the unique items in store this year:
Comprehensively Clarice Cliff. Slater & Brough, 2005. $120.00
With copious illustrations, all fully referenced and indexed – along with an introduction, bibliography, glossary and collectors' guide. It is the definitive book on the subject, and will remain so for generations to come. Fully representing Cliff's joyful sunburst of colours, to own this book will give you an on hand visual pick-me-up if ever you're feeling blue!

Natural History of Extraordinary Birds, Paul Sweet, 2013. $60.00
Rare book selections from the American Museum of Natural History Library. Ornithologist Paul Sweet takes readers on a migratory journey across the globe, introducing them to unique and extraordinary birds, as well as many ground-breaking studies from the past. Presented in a beautiful double slip-case, the book is accompanied by forty high-quality frameable prints, a treasure trove of high-quality ornithological artworks.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Music: From Rock, Pop, Jazz, Blues and Hip-Hop to Classical, Fold and World, Paul Du Noyer, 2003. $55.00

Sidney Nolan, T.G. Rosenthal, 2002, 373 illustrations, 270 in colour including 5 fold-outs, is the first to cover Nolan's entire career, from his early paintings to the enormous, multi-panelled works known collectively as Oceania. $80.00

100 Years of Bicycle Posters, Jack Rennert, 1973, This FIRST EDITION treasure is a visual feast that celebrates the artistry and allure of bicycle advertising spanning a century (late 19th century to mid-20th century). $80.00

Stanley Kubrick – Life in Pictures, Christiane Kubrick, Forward Steven Spielberg. 2002. includes DVD- Stanley Kubrick, a Life in Pictures, narrated by Tom Cruise
Including the definitive cast and credits lists of his films. $50.00

The Vimy Expedition, Peter McMillan, 2011 $70.00
Brand new in shrink wrap. This Vickers Vimy, G-EAOU (affectionately known as "God 'Elp All Of Us"), was flown by the brothers Ross and Keith Smith, together with mechanics Jim Bennett and Wally Shiers, to victory in the 1919 England to Australia Air Race. In the process, they became the first people ever to fly from England to Australia.

The Cat Behind the Hat, Caroline Smith, 2012 $40.00
This beautiful book showcases more than 70 years of the public and private art of Theodor Geisel, known to the world as Dr. Seuss.

Wooden Ships – The Art, History and Revival of Wooden Boatbuilding, Spectre and Larkin, 1995. This book explores the structure from its earliest and simplest forms, like the birch-bark canoe, to its modern descendants: the sophisticated racers and pleasure crafts of the 20th century. Each step in this boat-building evolution is illuminated by photographs, diagrams and historical material. From dugouts and dinghies to warships and workboats, this book celebrates the illustrious art, craft and history of wooden boat-building. $50.00

Just in time for the festive season, this family-friendly Book Fair is your golden ticket to snag a bagful of literary treasures while contributing to Lifeline's missions of supporting people in times of crisis, to reach out and equip individuals and communities to be resilient and suicide-safe.

Lifeline H2HS thanks Barker College for offering such a generous space to house the full glory of our Book Fair treasures.

NEW Lifeline 'Books for Life' Online Shop

For the book lovers who just can't get enough of our fantastic Book Shops and Book Fairs, you can now shop online for even more quality pre-loved books – while still supporting Lifeline’s important work in the community!

Our volunteer book experts at the Lindfield Book Depot have been working hard, with all proceeds raised from the site going towards our crisis support and suicide prevention services.

Follow our eBay page for a curated offering of rare and collectible items, with plenty more categories and genres to come.

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