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SECONDHAND (USED) BOOKFAIRS BOOK FAIRS - 2014


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: APRIL 13, 2014.

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 2014
  • 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.
    Date: Thursday Jan 16 (6 - 10 PM), Friday Jan 17 to Monday Jan 27 (9 AM-6 PM), half-price last two days. 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: kerrym@webone.com.au.
    Date: Friday Jan 24, Sat Jan 25, Sun Jan 26 (9 AM - 4 PM), Mon Jan 27 (9 AM - 2 PM).
    Location: National Theatre, Wallace Street Braidwood, opposite Braidwood Bakery.

    FEBRUARY 2014
  • Lifeline Northern Beaches Warriewood Bookfair. Twice a year in February/March and August. Phone 02-9949-5522. Web: lifeline.org.au/northern beaches.
    Date: Friday Feb 21 (2 - 9 PM), Saturday Feb 22 (9 - 5); Sunday Feb 23 (9 - 2).
    Location: Ted Blackwood Hall, corner Jackson & Boondah Roads, Warriewood (up the road from the shopping centre).

    MARCH 2014
  • Belrose Rotary Club Charity Book Fair. Phone Chris Wood: 02-94523026. Website: www.rotarybelrose.org.au. Thousands of books, nothing over $3.
    Date: Friday March 7 (11 AM - 6 PM), Saturday March 8 (9 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: 11 Morgan Road, Belrose.

  • Lifeline South Coast Autumn Bookfair. Three times per year (50,000 books). Phone Clare Leslie 02-42281311. Web: www.lifelinesouthcoast.org.au.
    Date: Friday 14 March (9 - 5), Saturday 15 March (9 - 5), Sunday 16 March (9 - 4).
    Location: Illawarra Sports Stadium, Berkeley (Wollongong area).

  • Lifeline Canberra Autumn Bookfair. Three times a year (200,000 books etc). Phone 02-6247-0655. Web site: www.act.lifeline.org.au .
    Date: Friday March 28 (9 AM - 6 PM); Saturday March 29 (9 AM - 5 PM, with Family Day entertainment); Sunday March 30 (10 AM - 4 PM). Includes Collectibles Bookroom (online catalogue available).
    Location: Budawang Building, Exhibition Park, Mitchell, ACT.

  • Lifeline Central West Mega Orange Bookfair Book Fair. Twice a year, March-April and October (20,000 books). Phone 02-6331-7344. Web: www.lifelinecentralwest.org.au.
    Date: Saturday March xx, Sunday March xx (9 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: 96 Byng Street (former PCYC Building), Orange.

    APRIL 2014
  • 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.
    Date: Thursday April 17 (6 PM to 10 PM), Friday April 18 - Sunday April 27 (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: lifeline-h2h.org.au (click on Coming Events).
    Date: Saturday April 26 (8AM - 5PM), Sunday April 27 (9 AM - 5 PM).
    Location: Thornleigh Community Centre, Corner Phyllis & Central Avenue (next to Bunnings), Thornleigh.

    MAY 2014
  • [DATE CHANGE] 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 2 (4 PM - 9 PM); Saturday May 3 (9 AM - 5 PM); Sunday May 4 (9 AM - 2 PM, sometimes half-price day).
    Location: Balgowlah Boys High School, Maretimo St entrance, Balgowlah.

    JUNE 2014
  • Lifeline South Coast (Wollongong) Spring Bookfair. Three times a year (40,000 books). Phone 02-42281311. Web: www.lifelinesouthcoast.org.au.
    Date: Saturday 7 June (9 AM - 5 PM), Sunday 8 June (9 AM - 5 PM), Monday 9 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.
    Date: Thursday June 19 (6 PM - 10 PM), Friday June 20 to Sunday June 29 (9 AM - 6 PM). No mention of half-price 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).

  • Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Annual Book, Toy and Music Fair. Annual, in late June or July. Phone 02-9872-0329. Email: Kaye.Bailey@ridbc.org.au. Web: www.ridbc.org.au, under News>Events.
    Date: [Now 3 days] Friday June xx, Saturday June xx, Sunday June xx (8 AM - 3 PM).
    Location: RIDC Renwick Centre, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, 361-365 North Rocks Road, North Rocks.

  • 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 20 (9 - 6); Saturday June 21 (9 - 5); Sunday June 22 (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 2014
  • Lifeline Sydney@Sutherland Bookfair. Biannual. Phone 02-8922-9097. bookfair@wesleymission.org.au
    Date: Friday July xx (6 PM - 9 PM), Saturday July xx (9.30 AM - 5 PM), Sunday July xx (9.30 AM - 4 PM).
    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: lifeline-h2h.org.au (click on Coming Events).
    Date: Thursday July xx to Friday July xx (9 AM - 9 PM), Saturday July xx to Sunday July xx (9 AM - 5 PM).
    Location: Knox Grammar School, Pacific Highway, Wahroonga. [Not the hall near the Pacific Highway, but a new venue on site near the Woodville Avenue car park.]

  • Galston Rotary Club Annual Bookfair. Annual, end of July. Phone: 0410-530691. Email: bookfair@galstonrotary.org.au. www.galstonrotary.org.au.
    Date: Saturday xx July, Sunday xx July, 8.30 AM to 5 PM. Silent auction of rare books. Over 55,000 books, including 2500 collectibles, plus puzzles, CDs, etc.
    Location: Galston Community Centre, 37 Arcadia Rd, Galston.

    AUGUST 2014
  • [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.
    Date: Thursday August xx (6 - 10 PM), Friday August xx to Sunday September xx (9AM to 6PM).
    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: Scout Hall, next to Tennis Courts, The Crescent, Beecroft.

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

    SEPTEMBER 2014
  • S. H. Ervin Gallery / National Trust NSW Spring Bookfair. Annual in September. Phone 02-92580173.
    Date: Saturday Sept xx [to be confirmed]. Hours: 11 - 3. Web site: www.nsw.nationaltrust.org.au (not mentioned under Events).
    Location: National Trust Centre / S. H. Ervin Gallery, Watson Road, Observatory Hill, The Rocks.

  • University of Sydney Chancellor's Committee Bookfest. Annual, in mid September (70,000 books). Phone 02- 93513100, 02-93517657, 02-94172894. Web: Sydney.edu.au/ccs/activities/Bookfest.shtml.
    Date: Saturday 13 Sept to Wednesday 17 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 19 (9 - 6); Saturday Sept 20 (9 - 5); Sunday Sept 21 (10 - 4). Includes Old & Rare Book Sale in the Kakadu Room (Fri - Sat).
    Location: Budawang Building, Exhibition Park, Mitchell, ACT.

    OCTOBER 2014
  • Huntington's Disease NSW Spring Bookfair. First bookfair (annual if successful). Phone Matina 0419-012186. Web: give.everydayhero.com/au/HDBookFair. Email: hdbookfair@hotmail.com.
    Date: Friday Oct xx (10AM - 8.45 PM), Saturday Oct xx (89.30 AM - 3 PM).
    Location: Bowen Library, 669-673 Anzac Parade, Maroubra.

  • 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 Central West Bathurst Mega Book Fair. Twice a year, March-April and October (35,000 books). Phone 02-6331-7344. Email: bbeattie@lifelinecentralwest.org.au. Web: www.lifelinecentralwest.org.au.
    Date: Saturday Oct xx; Sunday Oct xx (9 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: Bathurst Showground, Bathurst.

  • 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 2014
  • Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Bookfair Hunters Hill Book Fair. 40,000 books, plus DVDs, CDs, Videos. Phone 02-9498-8805. Web: lifeline-h2h.org.au (click on Coming Events).
    Date: Saturday November xx, Sunday November xx (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.
    Date: Thursday November xx (6 PM to 10 PM), Friday November xx - Sunday December xx (9 AM - 6 PM). Half-price on last day (December 1).
    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 29 (4 - 9 PM); Saturday Nov 30 (9 AM - 5 PM); Sunday Dec1 (9 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: Balgowlah Boys High School, Maretimo St entrance, Balgowlah.

    DECEMBER 2014
  • 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.