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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.
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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: JUNE 22, 2016.

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 2016
  • 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 (under review). Phone 02-4322-3180. Email: 2mbsbooks@tpg.com.au. Website: www.finemusicfm.com/fine-music-book-cd-fairs.html.
    Date: Thursday Jan 21 (6 - 10 PM), Friday Jan 22 to Sunday Jan 31 (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 Marjorie, 02-48461243 or mdlemin@hotmail.com.
    Date: Friday Jan 22 to Monday Jan 25 (9 AM - 4 PM), Tuesday 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/event/chatswood-book-fair.
    Date: Saturday Jan. 30, Sunday Jan 31 (8AM - 5 PM).
    Location: Civic Pavilion, The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood. Underground car park available beneath venue (about $8 parking fee).

    FEBRUARY 2016
  • 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. 12 (9 AM - 6 PM); Saturday Feb. 13 (9 AM - 5 PM); Sunday Feb. 14 (10 AM - 4 PM). Includes Collectibles.
    Location: Budawang Building, Exhibition Park, Corner Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell, ACT.

  • Lifeline Northern Beaches Warriewood Bookfair. Five times a year (20,000 books). Phone 02-9949-5522. Email: bookfairs@lifelinenb.org.au. Web: www.lifelinenb.org.au/shop/book-fairs.
    Date: Friday Feb 19 (1 PM - 8 PM), Saturday Feb 20 (9 AM - 5 PM); Sunday Feb 21 (9 AM - 2 PM).
    Location: Ted Blackwood Hall, corner Jackson & Boondah Roads, Warriewood (up the road from the shopping centre).

    MARCH 2016
  • West Pennant Hills & Cherrybrook Rotary Club Annual Giant Book Sale. Andrew Little 0468330667. Web: www.wphcrotary.org. Thousands of books, DVDs, CDs and records.
    Date: Friday March 18 (9 AM - 8 PM), Saturday March 19 (8 AM - 3 PM).
    Location: Uniting Church, 134 New Line Rd, Cherrybrook.

  • 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 2016
  • Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Annual Community Fair: Books - Toys - Music - Plants. Annual, in about April. Phone 02-9872-0329. Email: fundraising@ridbc.org.au. Web: www.ridbc.org.au..
    Date (early this year): Friday April 8, Saturday April 9, Sunday April 10 (8 AM - 3 PM).
    Location: RIDC Renwick Centre, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, 361-365 North Rocks Road, North Rocks.

  • Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Thornleigh Bookfair Book Fair. . Phone 02-9498-8805. Web: lifelineh2h.org.au (click on Coming Events).
    Date: Saturday April 16, Sunday April 17 (8 AM - 5 PM).
    Location: Thornleigh Community Centre, Corner Phyllis & Central Avenue (next to Bunnings), Thornleigh.

  • Blayney Anglican Book Fair. Phone Lucy 02-63682434.
    Date: Friday April 22, Saturday April 23, Friday April 29, Saturday April 30 (9 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: Blayney Anglican Church Hall, Adelaide Street, Blayney.

  • Lifeline Northern Beaches Balgowlah Bookfair. Five times a year. Web: www.lifeline.org.au/northernbeaches. Email: lifeline@justnet.com.au. Phone 02-9949-5522.
    Date: Friday April 29 (4 PM - 9 PM); Saturday April 30 (9 AM - 5 PM); Sunday May 1 (9 AM - 2 PM, sometimes half-price day).
    Location: Balgowlah Boys High School, Maretimo St entrance (near Sydney Rd), Balgowlah.

    MAY 2016
  • Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury $1 Clearance Book Sale.Phone 02-9498-8805. Web: lifelineh2h.org.au (click on Coming Events).
    Date: Saturday May 28, Sunday May 29 (8 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: Hornsby War Memorial Hall, 2 High Street, Hornsby.

    JUNE 2016
  • Lifeline South Coast (Wollongong) Spring Bookfair. Three times a year (40,000 books). Phone 02-42281311. Web: www.lifelinesouthcoast.org.au.
    Date: June long weekend: 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). Phone 02-4322-3180. Email: 2mbsbooks@tpg.com.au. Website: www.finemusicfm.com/fine-music-book-cd-fairs.html.
    Date: Thursday June 9 to Sunday June 19 (Thursday opening night: 6 PM - 10 PM, thereafter 9 AM - 6 PM each day). 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, Erindale Vikings, 6 Ricardo Street, Wanniassa.

  • Braidwood Monster Long-Weekend Bookfair (Anglican Parish of Braidwood). Twice a year. Phone Marjorie, 02-48461243 or mdlemin@hotmail.com.
    Date: June long-weekend, Friday 10 June to Sunday 12 ( AM to 4 PM), Monday 13 June (9 AM - 2 PM).
    Location: National Theatre, main street Braidwood, opposite Braidwood Bakery.

  • Rouse Hill Rotary Book Fair. Phone 0425-206777. Email: bredin@bigpond.net.au.
    Date: Saturday June 18, Sunday June 19 (9 AM - 3 PM each day).
    Location: Kellyville Public School, 35A Windsor Rd, Kellyville.

    JULY 2016
  • 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 14 to Friday July 15 (9 AM - 9 PM), Saturday July 16 to Sunday July 17 (9 AM - 5 PM).
    Location: Knox Grammar School, Pacific Highway, Wahroonga. [New hall on site near railway line and Woodville Avenue car park.]

  • [NEW HOURS] Galston Rotary Club Annual Bookfair. Annual, end of July. Phone: 0410-530691. Email: newhamh@iprimus.com.au. www.galstonrotary.org.au.
    Date: Friday xx July (10 AM - 5 PM), Saturday xx July (8 AM - 5 PM), Sunday xx July (9 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 2016
  • [2017 is next 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).

  • [NOT HELD in 2015?] 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. Five times a year. Includes silent auction. Phone 02-9949-5522. Web: lifeline.org.au/northern beaches.
    Date: Friday August 5 (1 - 8 PM), Saturday Aug. 6 (9 AM - 5 PM); Sunday Aug. 7 (9 AM - 2 PM).
    Location: Ted Blackwood Community Centre, corner Jackson & Boondah Roads, Warriewood.

    SEPTEMBER 2016
  • 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 10 Sept to Wednesday 14 Sept, 10 AM - 4 PM (Wed. 10 AM - 2 PM). Tuesday ($10 a box); Wednesday ($5 a box). Includes table of rare books or slow auction.
    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. Email: emmaa@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 (Biggest Ever 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). Perhaps includes Old & Rare Book Sale in the Kakadu Room (Fri - Sat).
    Location: Budawang Building, Exhibition Park, Mitchell, ACT.

  • 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 Sept xx (6 - 10 PM), Friday Sept xx to Monday October xx (9 AM - 6 PM). Possible 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).

  • [NEW VENUE] Lifeline Sydney Sutherland Bookfair @ Sydney Martin Place. Frequency to be advised. Phone 02-8922-9097. Sam.Yip@wesleymission.org.au.
    Date: Monday Sept xx (11 AM - 5 PM), Tuesday Sept xx (9 AM to 5 PM), Wednesday Sept xx (9 AM - 4 PM). About 10,000 books, including a vintage and collectible section.
    Location: Sydney CBD, Martin Place Marquee (between Pitt and Castlereagh Street).

    OCTOBER 2016
  • Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Bookfair.Phone 02-9498-8805. Web: lifelineh2h.org.au (click on Coming Events).
    Date: Saturday October 8, Sunday October 9 (8 AM - 5 PM).
    Location: Oakhill College, Old Northern Rd, Castle Hill.

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

    NOVEMBER 2016
  • 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 5, Sunday November 6 (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. Five times a year. Web: www.lifeline.org.au/northernbeaches. Email: bookfairs@lifelineb.org.au. Phone 02-9949-5522 (to confirm).
    Date: Friday Nov 18 (4 - 9 PM); Saturday Nov 19 (9 AM - 5 PM); Sunday Dec 20 (9 AM - 2 PM).
    Location: Balgowlah Boys High School, Maretimo Street entrance (near corner Sydney Rd), Balgowlah.

    DECEMBER 2016
  • Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury $1 and $2 Clearance Book Sale.Phone 02-9498-8805. Web: lifelineh2h.org.au (click on Coming Events).
    Date: Saturday December 3, Sunday December 4 (9 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: Lifeline Book Depot, corner Polding & Ignatius Rds, West Lindfield.

OTHER REGULAR BOOKFAIRS
Contact them for details.
  • Lifeline Central West: Bathurst and Orange. Plus occasional bookfairs at: Parramatta; Penrith (Kingswood depot).
  • Many public libraries, eg, Waverley, Glebe, Woollahra, Marrickville.
  • Community groups, public schools.