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Lifeline Canberra Bookfair

Lifeline Canberra’s Bookfairs raise a major portion of the funding needed to keep our local crisis support service running. Our Bookfairs are the largest gathering of book lovers in Canberra.
We have a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books, including rare books and collectables, children’s books, textbooks and foreign language books. You’ll also find magazines and pamphlets, sheet music, comics, maps and atlases, talking books, records and CDs, DVDs, games and jigsaws.


June 2024 Southside Bookfair

Friday the 28th of June, 9am to 6pm

Saturday the 29th of June, 9am to 5pm

Sunday the 30th of June, 9am to 4pm

Tuggeranong Southern Cross Stadium
7 Pitman St,
Greenway ACT 2900


September 2024 EPIC Bookfair

27th – 29th September 2024

Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)
Cnr Northbourne Av & Flemington Rd,
Mitchell ACT 2911


February 2025 EPIC Bookfair

7th – 9th February 2025

Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)
Cnr Northbourne Av & Flemington Rd,
Mitchell ACT 2911

Lifeline Canberra Bookfair volunteers

Bookfair FAQs

Entry cost

Entry to the Bookfair is via gold coin donation. Paywave is available for those who don’t have coins with them.



We love loose change! EFTPOS payments are accepted however cash is preferred.



All Bookfairs are fully accessible. Accessible parking is available close to the entrance, please see a parking attendant on arrival.



Toilets and baby change tables are publicly available both at the EPIC and Southside Bookfairs.

Both locations also have a cafeteria for takeaway food and drink.


Donating books and other items

Pre-loved books and other items can be donated year-round at our Mitchell Warehouse or Book Lovers Lane Bookshop, however we will also be taking donations all weekend at the Bookfair.

There is a designated place at the entrance to drop off your items before entering the Bookfair.
If you have a large number of donations, the EPIC Bookfair has a drive-through drop-off zone at the Fitzroy Pavillion.

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