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Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury presents

Sydney's BIGGEST Book Fair

Knox Grammar School

Weeks Senior Academy

Pacific Highway, Wahroonga

Thurs 14-Sun 17 July

We are excited to announce the return of Sydney's BIGGEST Book Fair from 14-17 July, located at Knox Grammar, Wahroonga. Knox Grammar has generously made their Weeks Senior Academy Hall available to us for our biggest book fair, where we will have over 110,000 books for sale!

All 110,000+ pre-loved books of outstanding quality, range and scope are displayed in more than 50 categories – including Art, Architecture, Biography & Memoir, Children's & Young Adults, Cookery, Craft, Fiction, Gardening, History, Literature, Military, Psychology, Science, Sci Fi, Sport, Study Guides & Text books,  and Travel.  New stock will be arriving daily.

There will also be a breathtaking variety of Comics, CDs, DVDs, Vinyl Records, Stamps, Video Games, Board Games and Jigsaw Puzzles - all at unbeatable prices.

On top of all this we will also be hosting our famous Silent Auction, this year it is the longest the Book Fair has ever offered, including rare, first editions, and signed collectible volumes.

Here are just some of the unique items in store:

Max Dupain Photographs, 1948, edition limited to 1000, signed by author.

Fisher's Ghost: An Historical Comedy, Douglas Stewart, illustrations by Norman Lindsay, 1960. Edition limited to 200, this is No.123. Signatures of Douglas Stewart, Norman Lindsay and Walter W. Stone.

Snuff, Terry Pratchett, 2011

First edition, first printing, signed by Pratchett on the title page over his official knighthood stamp, plus his silver hologram label.


Annie R. Rentoul & Ida Rentoul Outhwaite, The Little Green Road to Fairyland, 1925 and 1948, first editions; and The Enchanted Forest by Ida Rentoul Outhwaite & Grenbry Outhwaite, 1921, first edition.

Céramiques de Picasso (1948), text in French. This is not a book as such, but a folio of tipped-in photographs of Picasso's decorated ceramics. There apparently were 28 photographs; we have 26. With these is also a photograph of Picasso, "Picasso a Vallauris".

One of the most exciting items is The National Shakespeare, A Facsimile of the Text of the First Folio of 1623. Many of us would have wondered what the first folio looked like and here we have a precise facsimile – same typeset, same spelling, punctation and handmade paper. This is Volume 1 Comedies c1880.


A full list of all items available for the Silent Auction is posted on the Lifeline H2H website here.

Events like this assist Lifeline to be there for those in need at every hour of every day*, so Lifeline sincerely thanks the public for its valued support, and looks forward to seeing you there!

Lifeline H2H thanks Knox Grammar for offering such a generous space to house the full glory of our Book Fair treasures.

Saving Money. Saving the Planet. Saving Lives.

*All proceeds from Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury's Book Fairs are an essential funding source for their many crisis support and suicide prevention services, including their 13 11 14 crisis line.

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When: Thurs 14–Sun 17 July
Where: Weeks Senior Academy, Pacific Highway, Wahroonga
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