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Lifeline Newcastle & Hunter's Bookfest

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by Annette Ramsland (subscribe)
A freelance writer living with my family in glorious Newcastle. I love up-cycling, re-cycling and if I'm desperate, bi-cycling.
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Helping those in need through a bargain book sale
It's that time of year again to head to the Newcastle Basketball Stadium for the Lifeline Book Fest to bag some bargains. You will find all kinds of books here, thousands in fact - non fiction, fiction, illustrated, kids books, adults books and books for those in between. Perhaps you'll even find that out of print book you loved as a kid. Let's face it, even though we are in the digital age and books are now readily available on eReaders, there is nothing quite like pawing through the pages of a musty paperback or flipping through an illustrated classic.

Entry to the Book Fest is by way of a gold coin donation.

Not only does the Book Fest give you the opportunity to advance your supply of beloved and/or new literary finds, but this is a great opportunity to contribute to a crucial, respected charity as you shop. Lifeline has been in the Hunter since 1966 and operates to provide 24 hour telephone counselling support to those suffering anything from family and relationship stresses, mental health problems, suicidal contemplations to general life burdens. It also provides more specific counselling and support to individuals and families in need.

The Book Fest is open 9am to 3pm each day of opening and on the first day, most books will be priced between $3 and $4 then between $2 and $3 on the second day. There will also be a great range of kids books from 50c.

If you would like to donate books, please see the website for details. Volunteers to help with set up, pack up and/or sales can also find details here.
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Why? It's an easy way to help a great charity
When: 9am - 3pm
Phone: 4940 2000
Where: Newcastle Basketball Stadium
Cost: Gold coin donation
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