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 Bookfair at Barker College 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, Maps, Stationery, Board Games and Jigsaw Puzzles.
Our 80,000+ 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.
A new category this year will be a presentation of over 100 pristine, slip-cased Folio publications, many of the titles in 2 or 3 volume sets. What a handsome collection of classics old and new!
Here are some of the unique items in store this year:
Australia: 300 Years of Botanical Illustration. Helen Hewson, 2000. This beautiful book gives an overview of the way in which Australian plants have been depicted over the past 300 years. It is illustrated with 160 colour plates drawn from major herbaria in both Europe and Australia. A conundrum - why was our early history of botanical illustrations so predominantly recorded by women?
The Female Image: 20th century prints of Japanese beauties. Ami Reigle Newland & Shinji Hamanake, 2000. FIRST EDITION.
How The Watch Was Worn - A Fashion for 500 Years. Genevieve Cummins, 2010. 500 years of the watch as a fashion accessory. FIRST EDITION
Mind the Map: Illustrated Maps and Cartography. Antonis Antoniou, 2015. This book is a cartographer's joy.
Luminous– Celebrating 50 Years of the Australian Ballet. Editors Kate Scott and Lorelei Vashti, 2011.FIRST EDITION, in slipcase. The Australian Ballet took its first steps with a performance of Swan Lake in 1962, and over the years this work has returned in many different guises. Through this marvellous collection of photos we see the company over the years: the maze of rehearsal spaces, from a former brothel in Fitzroy to a converted tyre factory in Flemington......or on tour, Port Moresby, Paris, Newcastle, New York,..... We see the company at play, in love, in rehearsals, and working with some of the great creators of our time.
Don't miss this fantastic opportunity to start on some early Christmas shopping and/or stock up on your summer reading.
"Before coming here, I never would have dreamed of giving pre-loved books as gifts, but now I've changed my mind", and "I can't believe the quality and amazing prices!" are two comments we regularly hear.
Events like this assist Lifeline to be there for those in need at every hour of every day*, so Lifeline sincerely thanks the public for its valued support, and looks forward to seeing you there!
Lifeline H2H thanks Barker College for offering such a generous space to house the full glory of our Book Fair treasures.
*All proceeds from Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury's Book Fairs are an essential funding source for their many crisis support and suicide prevention services, including their 13 11 14 crisis line.