Lifeline's giant book fairs across the North Shore have become renowned for the excellent condition of the books on offer, as well as for the sheer number and staggering diversity of subject titles available for sale at rock-bottom prices.
The annual Thornleigh Book Fair, to be held on the weekend of 27/28 April, is no exception, and book lovers and bargain hunters will return once again to find an even bigger selection of wonderful books, DVDs, CDs and computer games to choose from.
With a breathtaking range of over 55,000 titles in more than 50 categories — including school and university text books, study guides, sci-fi, young adult fiction, art, poetry, music, craft, film, science & nature, travel, history, biography, memoir, literary and commercial fiction, cookery, gardening, sports and children's — this much-loved community fundraiser is one for the whole family to enjoy.
This year, the Thornleigh Book Fair has a licence to thrill with its special offering of an assortment of rare first editions of Ian Fleming's 007 classics, along with other old favourites, such as Agatha Christie and P.G. Wodehouse. In addition, there is a 'Rare & Collectibles' section where more than 1,000 volumes from the early 1800s through to the mid 1900s can be found. A delicious smorgasbord of celebrity cookbooks — by the likes of Michel Roux, Matt Moran, David Thompson and Simone Ortega – will also be on this year's menu.
The book fair venue is laid out to ensure a customer-friendly experience, with generous aisles to allow for comfortable browsing and easy access to the thousands of books that have been cleaned and sorted for presentation in their different categories. There is also an area designated especially for children — from the very young through to teenagers — where kids' and young adult books will be in abundant supply.
Our team of dedicated volunteers will be on hand over the entire weekend to answer questions and lend assistance. Admission is free; plenty of street parking is available; cash and card payments are accepted.
We look forward to welcoming you to this fantastic community event, and thank all who attend for helping Lifeline save lives. (All money raised will go towards funding Lifeline H2H's vital community services, including Suicide Prevention and their 24/7 national Telephone Crisis Line of 13 11 14.)