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SECONDHAND (USED) BOOKFAIRS BOOK FAIRS - 2015


SYDNEY & REGIONAL NEW SOUTH WALES (NSW)

Bookhome provides this page as a community service. Thousands of books at bargain prices.
Help out needy non-profit community groups in Sydney and regional NSW.
We include University library sales, but not public library sales.
We do not include clearance sales.
SOME CONVENERS MAY NOT HAVE DECIDED ON DATES
FOR SALES (Check back later).

WARNING:
RE-CHECK DETAILS WITH THE CONVENOR OR THEIR WEBSITE BEFORE A SALE
(particularly if you are travelling a large distance).
These bookfairs are usually run by changing groups of volunteers.
Opening times, dates and venues sometimes change; we are not always notified.

LAST UPDATED: MAY 1, 2015.

See also: Bookfair list at JOHN TIPPER'S COLLECTING
BOOKS & MAGAZINES

IN MEMORIAM 1968 - 2012:
UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES BOOKFAIR:
March/April each year, 50,000 to 100,000 books (Last sale 2012).

    JANUARY 2015
  • Fine Music 102.5-FM Book and CD Fair (was 2MBS-FM) (10-day sale). Over 10,000 books + 10,000 CDs, etc. Five times a year. Phone 02-4322-3180. Email: 2mbsbooks@tpg.com.au. Website: www.finemusicfm.com/fine-music-book-cd-fairs.html.
    Date: Thursday Jan 22 (6 - 10 PM), Friday Jan 23 to Sunday Feb 1 (9 AM - 6 PM). Half-price last day. Includes extensive CDs, sheet music, DVDs, records, old prints.
    Location: Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest Place (59-61 Willoughby Rd), Crows Nest. Parking station behind venue (free for 2 hours, enter from Holtemann St).

  • Braidwood Monster Long-Weekend Bookfair (Anglican Parish of Braidwood). Twice a year. Phone 02-48422182 (?). Email: Anne Sanders
    Date: Friday Jan 23 to Sunday Jan 25 (9 AM - 4 PM), Mon Jan 26 (9 AM - 2 PM).
    Location: National Theatre, Wallace Street Braidwood, opposite Braidwood Bakery.

  • Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Chatswood Bookfair Book Fair. . Phone 02-9498-8805. Web: lifelineh2h.org.au (click on Coming Events).
    Date: Saturday Jan. 31, Sunday Feb. 1 (8AM - 5 PM).
    Location: Civic Pavillion, The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood.

    FEBRUARY 2015
  • Lifeline Canberra EPIC Bookfair. Three times a year (200,000 books etc). Phone 02-6204-6405. Web site: www.act.lifeline.org.au .
    Date: Friday Feb. 13 (9 AM - 6 PM); Saturday Feb. 14 (9 AM - 5 PM); Sunday Feb. 15 (10 AM - 4 PM). Includes Collectibles.
    Location: Budawang Building, Exhibition Park, Flemington Road, Mitchell, ACT.

  • Lifeline Northern Beaches Warriewood Bookfair. Twice a year in February/March and August (20,000 books). Phone 02-9949-5522. Email: bookfairs@lifelinenb.org.au. Web: www.lifelinenb.org.au/shop/book-fairs.
    Date: Friday Feb 20 (1 - 8 PM), Saturday Feb 21 (9 - 5); Sunday Feb 22 (9 - 2).
    Location: Ted Blackwood Hall, corner Jackson & Boondah Roads, Warriewood (up the road from the shopping centre).

    MARCH 2015
  • French Forest (formerly Belrose) Rotary Club Charity Book Sale. Phone Chris Wood: 02-94523026. Hundreds of books, DVDs and CDs.
    Date: Friday March 6, Saturday March 7, Sunday March 8 (9.30 AM - 3 PM).
    Location: Forestway Shopping Centre, Warringah Road, Frenchs Forest.

  • Lifeline South Coast Autumn Bookfair. Three times per year (50,000 books). Phone Clare Leslie 02-42281311. Web: www.lifelinesouthcoast.org.au.
    Date: Friday xx March (9 - 5), Saturday xx March (9 - 5), Sunday xx March (9 - 4).
    Location: Illawarra Sports Stadium, Berkeley (Wollongong area).

    APRIL 2015
  • [NOT HELD IN 2015] Fine Music 102.5-FM Book and CD Fair (was 2MBS-FM) (March or April, Easter 9-day sale). Five times a year. Phone 02-4322-3180. Email: 2mbsbooks@tpg.com.au. Website: www.finemusicfm.com/fine-music-book-cd-fairs.html.
    Date: Thursday April xx (6 PM to 10 PM), Friday April xx - Sunday April xx (9 AM - 6 PM). Last day half-price.
    Location: Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling Street. Meter parking in the street.

  • Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Thornleigh Bookfair Book Fair. . Phone 02-9498-8805. Web: lifelineh2h.org.au (click on Coming Events).
    Date: Saturday April 18, Sunday April 19 (8 AM - 5 PM).
    Location: Thornleigh Community Centre, Corner Phyllis & Central Avenue (next to Bunnings), Thornleigh.

    MAY 2015
  • [Lifeline Northern Beaches Balgowlah Bookfair. Twice a year, May /June and November/December. Web: www.lifeline.org.au/northernbeaches. Email: lifeline@justnet.com.au. Phone 02-9949-5522.
    Date: Friday May 1 (4 PM - 9 PM); Saturday May 2 (9 AM - 5 PM); Sunday May 3 (9 AM - 2 PM, sometimes half-price day).
    Location: Balgowlah Boys High School, Maretimo St entrance, Balgowlah.

  • Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Annual Community Fair: Books - Toys - Music - Plants. Annual, in April - June. Phone 02-9872-0329. Email: fundraising@ridbc.org.au. Web: www.ridbc.org.au..
    Date: Friday May 29, Saturday May 30, Sunday May 31 (8 AM - 3 PM).
    Location: RIDC Renwick Centre, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, 361-365 North Rocks Road, North Rocks.

    JUNE 2015
  • Lifeline South Coast (Wollongong) Spring Bookfair. Three times a year (40,000 books). Phone 02-42281311. Web: www.lifelinesouthcoast.org.au.
    Date: Saturday xx June (9 AM - 5 PM), Sunday xx June (9 AM - 5 PM), Monday xx June (9 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: Shoalhaven Entertainment Centre, Nowra.

  • Fine Music 102.5-FM Book and CD Fair (was 2MBS-FM) (10-day sale). Five times a year. Phone 02-4322-3180. Email: 2mbsbooks@tpg.com.au. Website: www.finemusicfm.com/fine-music-book-cd-fairs.html.
    Date: Thursday June 4 (6 PM - 10 PM), Friday June 5 to Sunday June 14 (9 AM - 6 PM). Half-price last day.
    Location: Johnson Hall, Crows Nest Centre, Ernest Place (61 Willoughby Rd), Crows Nest. Parking station behind venue (free for 2 hours, enter from Holtemann St).

  • Lifeline Southside Canberra Bookfair. Three times a year (200,000 books, Southside being smaller). Phone 02-6247-0655. Web site: www.act.lifeline.org.au .
    Date: Friday June xx (9 - 6); Saturday June xx (9 - 5); Sunday June xx (10 - 4).
    Location: The Auditorium, Vikings, 6 Ricardo Street, Erindale.

  • Braidwood Monster Long-Weekend Bookfair (Anglican Parish of Braidwood). Twice a year. Phone 02-48422182. Email: artwork@aapt.net.au.
    Date: June long-weekend.
    Location: National Theatre, main street Braidwood, opposite Braidwood Bakery.

    JULY 2015
  • [TO BE ADVISED] Lifeline Sydney@Sutherland Bookfair. Frequency to be advised. Phone 02-8922-9097. bookfair@wesleymission.org.au
    Date: Previously held in July. The new committee is revising dates. Check back later. Location: Sutherland Entertainment Centre, 30 Eton St, Sutherland.

  • Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Bookfair Wahroonga Book Fair. Annual, in mid-late July. Phone 02-9498-8805. Web: lifelineh2h.org.au (click on Coming Events).
    Date: Thursday July 9 to Friday July 10 (9 AM - 9 PM), Saturday July 11 to Sunday July 12 (9 AM - 5 PM).
    Location: Knox Grammar School, Pacific Highway, Wahroonga. [New venue on site near the Woodville Avenue car park.]

  • Galston Rotary Club Annual Bookfair. Annual, end of July. Phone: 0410-530691. Email: newhamh@iprimus.com.au. www.galstonrotary.org.au.
    Date: Saturday xx July, Sunday xx July, 8.00 AM to 5 PM. Over 55,000 books, including collectible first editions, plus puzzles, CDs, etc. Clearance sale from 3 P.M. Sunday.
    Location: Galston Community Centre, 37 Arcadia Rd, Galston.

    AUGUST 2015
  • [2015 is sale year] Friends of the University of Newcastle Biennial Bookfair. Biennial, in July or August of odd-numbered years. Phone: 02-4946-8859. Web: www.newcastle.edu.au/events/home/book-fair.
    Date: Saturday August xx to Saturday August xx (7 days). Saturday, Sunday: 10-5; Mon to Friday: 10-4 (7 PM on Thursday). Includes a slow auction of rare books.
    Location: The Great Hall, University of Newcastle.

  • Fine Music 102.5-FM Book and CD Fair (was 2MBS-FM) (10-day sale). 20,000 books, plus 8000 CDs, etc. Five times a year. Phone 02-4322-3180. Email: 2mbsbooks@tpg.com.au. Website: www.finemusicfm.com/fine-music-book-cd-fairs.html.
    Date: Thursday August xx (6 - 10 PM), Friday August xx to Sunday August xx (9AM to 6PM). Last day half-price.
    Location: Leichhardt Town Hall, Corner Marion & Norton Streets, Leichhardt. Car park next to venue (free for 2 hours).

  • Rotary Club of Beecroft Annual Bookfair. 10,000 books. Website: www.rotarynews.info/Club4198/.
    Date: Saturday August xx to Sunday August xx (9AM to 4PM?).
    Location: Beecroft-Cheltenham Scout & Guide Hall, next to Tennis Courts, The Crescent, Beecroft.

  • Lifeline Northern Beaches Warriewood Bookfair. Biannual in March and late August. Includes silent auction. Phone 02-9949-5522. Web: lifeline.org.au/northern beaches.
    Date: Friday August xx (1 - 8 PM), Saturday Aug. xx (9 - 5); Sunday Aug. 31 (9 AM - 2 PM).
    Location: Ted Blackwood Community Centre, corner Jackson(s) & Boondah Roads, Warriewood.

    SEPTEMBER 2015
  • S. H. Ervin Gallery / National Trust NSW Spring Bookfair. Annual in September. Phone 02-92580173.
    Date: Saturday September xx (11 AM - 3 PM). Web site: www.nsw.nationaltrust.org.au.
    Location: National Trust Centre / S. H. Ervin Gallery, Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks.

  • University of Sydney Chancellor's Committee Bookfest (30th Anniversary, 2015). Annual, in mid September (70,000 books). Phone 02- 93513100, 02-93517657, 02-94172894. Web: Sydney.edu.au/ccs/activities/Bookfest.shtml.
    Date: Saturday 12 Sept to Wednesday 16 Sept, 10 AM - 4 PM (Wed. 10 AM - 2 PM). Tuesday ($10 a box); Wednesday ($5 a box). Includes table of rare books to be sold by slow auction (Saturday and Sunday only).
    Location: The Great Hall, Main Campus. Enter grounds via Derwent St (Glebe) entrance on Parramatta Rd. Meter parking in the University grounds is expensive ($24 / day flat rate weekdays, $1 & $2 coins only; $2/hr after 3 P.M weekdays, and weekends - but free weekend parking in bays & underground carpark near Fisher Library may be available during the bookfair).

  • Lifeline Newcastle and Hunter Annual Book Fest. Annual, September. Phone Jo Turner, 02-4940-2000. Web: www.lifelinehunter.org.au.
    Date: Saturday September xx to Sunday September xx (9 AM - 3 PM).
    Location: Newcastle Basketball Stadium, Curley Rd, Broadmeadow.

  • Lifeline Canberra Spring Bookfair. Three times a year (200,000 books). Phone 02-6247-0655. Web site: www.act.lifeline.org.au .
    Date: Friday Sept xx (9 - 6); Saturday Sept xx (9 - 5); Sunday Sept xx (10 - 4). Includes Old & Rare Book Sale in the Kakadu Room (Fri - Sat).
    Location: Budawang Building, Exhibition Park, Mitchell, ACT.

    OCTOBER 2015
  • Lifeline South Coast (Wollongong) Spring Bookfair. Three times a year (80,000 books). Phone 02-42281311. Web: www.lifelinesouthcoast.org.au.
    Date: Friday 10 Oct (9 AM - 5 PM), Saturday 11 (9 AM - 5 PM), Sunday 12 (9 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: Illawarra Sports Stadium, Berkeley.

  • Lifeline Sydney@Sutherland Bookfair. Biannual. Phone 02-8922-9097. bookfair@wesleymission.org.au
    Date: Saturday October xx (9.30 - 5 PM); Sunday October xx (9.30 - 4 PM, half-price from 1 PM). Separate room for collectible books.
    Location: Tradies Club, 57 Manchester Rd, Gymea. Parking at rear.

    NOVEMBER 2015
  • Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Bookfair Hunters Hill Book Fair. 40,000 books, plus DVDs, CDs, Videos. Phone 02-9498-8805. Web: lifelineh2h.org.au (click on Coming Events).
    Date: Saturday November 14, Sunday November 15 (8 AM - 5 PM).
    Location: Hunters Hill Town Hall, 22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill.

  • Fine Music 102.5-FM Book and CD Fair (was 2MBS-FM) (10-day sale). Five times a year. Phone 02-4322-3180. Email: 2mbsbooks@tpg.com.au. Website: www.finemusicfm.com/fine-music-book-cd-fairs.html.
    Date: Thursday November xx (6 PM to 10 PM), Friday November xx - Sunday November xx (9 AM - 6 PM). Half-price on last day.
    Location: Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling Street. Meter parking in the street.

  • Lifeline Northern Beaches Balgowlah Bookfair. Biannual, near the first weekend in June and December (or late November). Web: www.lifeline.org.au/northernbeaches. Email: bookfairs@lifelineb.org.au. Phone 02-9949-5522 (to confirm).
    Date: Friday Nov xx (4 - 9 PM); Saturday Nov xx (9 AM - 5 PM); Sunday Dec xx (9 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: Balgowlah Boys High School, Maretimo St entrance, Balgowlah.

    DECEMBER 2015
  • No known bookfairs.

OTHER REGULAR SALES
Phone them for details.
  • Lifeline. Has also held bookfairs at: Parramatta; Penrith (Kingswood depot).
  • Many public libraries, eg, Waverley, Glebe, Woollahra, Marrickville.
  • Community groups, public schools.