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Bargain Books and Rare Finds
Calling all Avid Readers

The famous annual LifeLine Bookfest is hitting Brisbane 7 - 10 June.

Bookfest, Lifeline, second hand books, rare and collectable books,
Lose yourself

This must-do event is the largest second-hand book fair in the world and is a truly unique shopping experience.

No matter what your text of choice is, there is bound to be something to please.

The essential info:

Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale Street, South Brisbane
When: 7 10 June 2014

What is on offer:
Well, naturally, books, but there are also a great range of other items such as cds, vinyls, dvds, board games and more.

But this is a trip that you don't want to be rushed into. Trust me, you will want to browse the amongst the myriad of books .... whether it be mystery, fantasy, humour, crime, romance, fact or fiction.

The book categories:
To make life easy (thanks Lifeline) they have three main groupings to purchase:

1. High Quality: 'Prices as Marked' for all near new and quality stock, including vintage, rare and collectable books. All books are priced inside the cover. Who knows what amazing finds you will score!

2. The $2.50 Section: this is all the books that are still of great quality - but considered pre-loved. There are no books in this section over $2.50.

3. The $1 Section: this is the section for serious bargain hunters, and contains more of the 'well-thumbed' varieties. All books priced inside the cover. This section features children's bargain books - some two for $1.

Then, of course, within these three categories are all the types of gems you can find. Lifeline has categorised them into a wide range of topics: Children's; Australiana; History; Reference; Humour and Oddities; Biography; Literature and Classics; Textbooks; Travel; Health; Science Fiction; Hardback Fiction; Art and Music; Paperback Fiction; Cooking; Computers; Religion; Foreign Language; Vehicles and War Craft; Hobbies; Sport; Gardening; Animals; Penguins and Pelicans; Economics; Sociology; Philosophy; and Science.

Bookfest, Lifeline, second hand books, rare and collectable books,
Millions of books to chose from

Ready to go? Ok, here's what to do:

The Lifeline Bookfest is held in the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale Street, South Brisbane.

Parking is available under the Convention Centre (for a fee), or you an catch a train to South Brisbane Station or a bus to the Cultural Centre Bus Stop.

Call Translink on 13 12 30 or visit for more information.

And, not only will you be bagging a bargain, but you will also be supporting the Lifeline and UnitingCare Community programs for individuals, families and children. What a great deal!
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Why? Bag a book bargain
When: 7 - 10 June 2014 8:30am - 7:00 pm
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Merivale Street, South Brisbane
Cost: free entry
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