Every year the organisation Lifeline holds book fairs throughout N.S.W. and the money that is raised from these book fairs goes towards the organisation and ultimately helps those suffering depression and needing help.
Usually it’s for two whole days, Saturday and Sunday, with Sunday being a half price day. You’ve got so many books to choose from in different areas, classic literature, philosophy, collector items, science fiction, fantasy, horror, general fiction, romance, graphic novels and comic books, art, music, history, science, text books, children’s books, young adult fiction, other non fiction, Australiana, and sometimes there’s even vinyl records and CDs.
All of that is for so cheap it is not funny. My first time to this book fair, I ended up buying 100 books for around the $250 mark. Think about it; books for $1-$5 on average on the Saturday and then on Sunday it’s all half price!
And how much is it to enter this event? A gold donation! That’s it!
This year there have been some changes with the Sutherland Book Fair. They’ve moved it to Gymea Tradies and it will go for two days and one evening!
I will be going this year and I may even write up an article on it, especially seeing as it is a new venue, and what bookworm doesn’t love a good book fair?
If you’re interested here are the details, but if you’re not in the area don’t worry because there are fairs during the year in different parts of N.S.W. Make sure you contact Lifeline to find out!
Located at: Gymea Tradies – 57 Manchester Road, Gymea
- Friday, October 28 – 6PM to 9PM
- Saturday, October 29 – 9.30AM to 5PM
- Sunday, October 30 – 9.30AM to 5PM
Lifeline can always do with volunteers or donations. If you have books you’d like to donate to the event, or ones following, wish to volunteer sorting the books out, or for volunteering at the event itself then call 8922 9071 or email bently.lakin [at] wesleymission [dot] org.au.