Sydney’s best loved book fair returns to Hunters Hill
Lifeline's sixth annual Hunters Hill Book Fair returns to the Hunters Hill Town Hall over November 14-15 2015 for their biggest and best yet. With over 40,000 books and most of them in near-perfect condition, this is an event not to be missed.
Never been to a book fair? Well, if the mere mention of 'book fair' conjures up mental images of crusty book collectors pouring over battered cartons full of musty books that only a bibliophile could love, you're in for a big surprise! Go along, and see for yourself – I guarantee you'll enjoy it!
Lifeline book fairs are fun events, popular with all ages (especially young families), and their books are often so close to as-new condition, you'd think they'd come direct from the printers.
The children's book section – helpfully separated into three different age categories – is always particularly popular with relatives looking for Christmas stocking-filler ideas and keep-the-kids-occupied novelties for grandchildren, nephews and nieces. And the fiction and biography categories are popular with those looking for a gift to give themselves. For the serious book-lover looking for hard-to-find titles no longer regularly stocked by mainstream retail booksellers, there will be more than 50 specialist categories, with particularly strong offerings in the History, Transport, Cookery, Visual Arts, Military and Rare & Collectibles categories.
First time visitors to the book fairs often speak of their surprise: "Before coming here, I would never have dreamed of giving pre-loved books as gifts, but I've just changed my mind" and "I can't believe the quality and the amazing prices."
So come along, have fun browsing and bargain-spotting, and stock up with fabulous summer reading at ludicrously low prices! Whether you're an ardent book buff or a first-time fair visitor, you'll find plenty to enjoy at this book fair. And every cent you spend will go directly towards funding the wide range of suicide prevention and crisis support services – ranging from financial and personal counselling to educational support groups and our telephone 13 11 14 crisis line – that Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury provides from its operational centre in Gordon.
The Lifeline volunteers at Hunters Hill also run book fairs at Chatswood and Thornleigh.