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Lifeline Bookfest Brisbane Winter 2018

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Qld's biggest second-hand book sale isn't just about books
The largest second-hand book sale in Queensland is once again set to rock the literary worlds of Brisbane's book lovers. Lifeline Bookfest returns to the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from Saturday 23 June to Sunday 1 July 2018 for your browsing, reading and shopping pleasure.

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Nine days with access to millions of books across 4 kms of trestle tables, and the opportunity to make some of them mine? I'll be there with bells on, and with most of my family in tow. Maybe it's genetic and maybe it's environmental, but none of us can resist the lure of tables loaded with discarded books. You just never know what treasure you might find, and it's so much fun looking.

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Books
This year's book categories are:

Animals, Art and Music, Australiana, Biography, Children's, Computers, Cooking, Economics, Family, Foreign Language, Gardening, Hardback Fiction, Health, History, Hobbies, Humour and Oddities, Lifestyle, Literature and Classics, New Age, Paperback Fiction, Penguins and Pelicans, Philosophy, Politics, Rare and Collectibles, Reference, Religion, Science, Science Fiction, Sociology, Sport, Textbooks, Travel, True Crime, Vehicles, War Craft and Young Adult.



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Not just books
As always, though, it's not just about books. Have your board games become bored games? Look no further than Lifeline Bookfest for something different. Is your husband, like mine, on the lookout for golfing and fishing magazines? Lifeline Bookfest can have him polishing up his golf swing and finding new fishing spots. You'll also be able to have your fill of magazines, DVDs, CDs, comics, puzzles and vinyl records

Bonuses
This year will see a few bonuses added to the event. There will be two comfy Lifeline Revive Zones. Here you can take a break from all that treasure seeking on a comfy chair, while dipping into your latest find. Once you're refreshed you'll be able to get back out amongst the action. There will also be live musical entertainment, late night shopping on Friday, 29 June and special daily prizes of $100 Bookfest gift vouchers. With book prices already incredibly cheap, just think how many more books you can acquire with an extra $100?

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The Cause
The event raises funds for Lifeline's Crisis Support Line, which offers suicide prevention and bereavement support, as well as UnitingCare Community programs for individuals, families and children in crisis. January's Bookfest raised more than $1.45 million!

Tips

BYO bags or trolleys. You can also hire a trolley for only $2
ATMs are on the main exhibition concourse.
Use public transport to get there - Visit Translink here - or take advantge of the Uber offer for first-time Uber customers. Download the app (Android here and iOS here), sign up, and when booking your journey to or from Bookfest use the code BOOKFEST18 to get up to $20 off

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Event Details

Where: Halls 3 and 4, Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, Merivale St & Glenelg Street, South Brisbane

When: From Saturday 23 June to Sunday 1 July, 2018

Opening hours:
Opening Saturday - 7.30am-6pm;
Friday 29 June - 8.30am-9pm;
Every other day - 8.30am-6pm

Cost: Entry is free!

Payment: Book prices vary. Payment can be made with cash or through EFTPOS

More Information: Visit the website here or the Facebook page here.

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Why? Books, more books, and lots more besides
When: From 23 June to 1 July 2018
Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Cost: FREE entry, books prices vary.
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