first GIANT Book Fair of the year
The Concourse, Chatswood, Sat 6 - Sun 7 March
Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury (H2H) kicks off the new year with its first giant book fair for 2021 at The Civic Pavilion, The Concourse, Chatswood. During the 2020 shutdown, our volunteers have been working hard to make the Chatswood Book Fair better and safer than ever.
We will be offering over 60,000 books of outstanding quality, range and scope in more than 50 categories – including Art, Military, History, Biography, Commercial Fiction, Literature, Sci-Fi, Gardening, Celebrity Cookbooks, Craft, Science, Travel, Sport and Children's & YA titles.
Among the diverse selection of special editions available to avid bibliophiles and collectors are some titles worthy of special mention. A rare 1948 first English edition of Albert Camus' The Plague is up for grabs, in a sought-after hardcover format with a good-quality dust jacket.
For those looking for local classics, NZ author Katherine Mansfield's 1922 collection of The Garden Party and Other Stories is sure to appeal. This beautiful copy, published in 1939, is a special limited edition (No. 1035 of only 1200 copies) and includes stunning coloured lithographs.
Even closer to home is a 1934 hardcover first edition of Sydneysider Christina Stead's Seven Poor Men of Sydney: A Story of Adventure Afloat and Ashore.
For younger readers, Philip Pullman's eternally popular His Dark Materials series is available in a slip-cased three-volume set.
And for lovers of nautical history, there is a wonderful selection of naval works available, including Captain A.T. Mahan's influential two-volume biography, The Life of Nelson: The Embodiment of the Sea Power of Great Britain, with gilt motifs; and H.M. Fowler's The Log of H.M.S. Encounter: Australian Station 1908–10, a beautiful hardcover first edition with gilt titles and emblem.
This year, the Chatswood Book Fair is delighted to be able to offer an extraordinary collection of titles from the personal library of a former NSW QC, most printed by the Legal Classics Library. These excellently maintained volumes include William Winthrop's Military Law and Precedent, J.J. Burlamaqui's The Principles of Natural/Political Law, and special editions of Republic of Plato and Henry Cabot Lodge's Daniel Webster. These books are sure to go quickly!
As always, we will also have a large range of school and university textbooks for students looking for a bargain.
These, and SO MUCH MORE, will be on sale at this fantastic family fundraiser, where you'll find in ONE BIG PLACE OVER ONE BIG WEEKEND a breathtaking variety of printed books, DVDs, CDs, vinyl records, stamps, comics and video games at unbeatable prices.
Not only is it your chance to score bagfuls of quality items for a fraction of the retail cost, you'll also be helping Lifeline change and save lives. Proceeds from the Book Fairs are an essential funding source for Lifeline's telephone crisis support and suicide prevention services.
For more information on Lifeline and/or the Chatswood Book Fair, go to www.lifelineh2h.org.au
Venue: Civic Pavilion, The Concourse
409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
Dates: Sat 6th and Sun 7th March 2021
Cost: Free entry and lots of parking available; cash and cards accepted