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SECONDHAND (USED) BOOKFAIRS BOOK FAIRS: 2021


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, and a few public library 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: MARCH 15, 2021.

COVID-19: ASSUME ALL BOOKFAIRS ARE CANCELLED UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTIFIED.
WE ARE NOT ALWAYS TOLD, AND TAKE NO RESPONSIBILITY FOR ERRORS.

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

    JANUARY 2021
  • 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 January 14 to Sunday January 24 (Thursday opening night: 6 PM - 10 PM, then daily 9 AM - 6 PM). Perhaps half-price last day.
    Location: Johnson Hall, Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest. Multilevel parking station behind venue (free for 2 hours, enter from Holtermann St).

  • Braidwood Community Monster Australia Day (extended) Bookfair (Anglican Parish of Braidwood). Twice a year. Phone Marjorie, 02-48461243 or braidwoodbookfair@gmail.com.
    Date: Australia Day long weekend. Friday January 22 to Sunday January 31 (9 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: National Theatre, Wallace Street, Braidwood, opposite the Braidwood Bakery.

    FEBRUARY 2021
  • Lifeline Northern Beaches Warriewood Bookfair. Four 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 February xx (12 PM - 8 PM), Saturday February xx (9 AM - 5 PM); Sunday February xx (9 AM - 3 PM).
    Location: Ted Blackwood Hall, corner Jackson & Boondah Roads, Warriewood (up the road from the shopping centre).

    MARCH 2021
  • Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Chatswood Bookfair Book Fair (60,000 books, some CDs & DVDs). Phone 02-9498-8805. Web: www.lifelineh2h.org.au.
    Date: Saturday March 6, Sunday March 7 (8 AM - 5 PM).
    Location: Civic Pavilion, The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood. Underground car park available beneath venue, entrance street behind (about $8 parking fee).

  • Fine Music 102.5-FM Book and CD Fair. Phone 02-4322-3180. Email: 2mbsbooks@tpg.com.au. Website: www.finemusicfm.com/fine-music-book-cd-fairs.html.
    Date: Thursday March 18 to Sunday March 21 (Thursday opening night: 6 PM - 10 PM, thereafter 10 AM - 6 PM each day).
    Location: Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling Street.

  • Lifeline South Coast Autumn Bookfair. Two times per year (70,000 books). Phone Clare Leslie 02-42281311. Web: www.lifelinesouthcoast.org.au.
    Date: Friday March 19 (9 - 5), Saturday March 20 (9 - 5), Sunday March 21 (9 - 4).
    Location: Illawarra Sports Stadium, Berkeley (Wollongong area).

  • Lifeline Canberra Book fair. Three times a year (200,000 books etc). Phone 02-6241-2901. Web site: www.act.lifeline.org.au. Email: bookfair@act.lifeline.org,au. [See also Ebay store and shop in Booklovers Lane @ Fyshwick Markets.]
    Date: Thursday March 25 (9 AM - 4 PM), Friday 26 (9 AM - 6 PM); Saturday 27 (9 AM - 4 PM); Sunday 28 (9 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: Thoroughbred Park, 1 Randwick Rd, Lyneham, ACT.

  • APRIL 2021
  • Glebe Book Fair (now Glebe Public School P&C, formerly Glebe Art Show). Annual, in April or May. Phone 02-96604549. Email: To be advised.
    Date: Saturday April xx and Sunday April xx (9 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: Benledi, 186 Glebe Count Road, Glebe (next door to Glebe Public library).

  • Lifeline Northern Beaches Brookvale Bookfair. Four times a year. Web: www.lifeline.org.au/northernbeaches. Email: lifeline@justnet.com.au. Phone 02-9949-5522.
    Date: Thursday April xx (10 AM - 9 PM), Friday April xx (9 AM - 8 PM); Saturday April xx (9 AM - 5 PM); Sunday April 19 (9 AM - 3 PM, half-price final day).
    Location: St Augustine's College Sydney, Cnr Federal Parade West & Alfred Street (next to Brookvale Oval), Brookvale .

  • Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Thornleigh Bookfair Book Fair (50,000 books). Phone 02-9498-8805. Web: lifelineh2h.org.au (click on Coming Events).
    Date: Saturday April xx, Sunday April xx (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 xx, Saturday April xx, Friday April xx, Saturday April xx (9 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: Blayney Anglican Church Hall, Adelaide Street, Blayney.

    MAY 2021
  • Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Hornsby $2 Clearance Book Sale.Phone 02-9498-8805. Web: lifelineh2h.org.au (click on Coming Events).
    Date: Saturday May xx, Sunday May xx (8 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: Hornsby War Memorial Hall, 2 High Street, Hornsby.

    JUNE 2021
  • 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 xx to Sunday June xx (Thursday opening night: 6 PM - 10 PM, thereafter 9 AM - 6 PM each day). Possible 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 Holtermann St).

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

  • Lifeline South Coast (Wollongong) Winter Bookfair. Three times a year (40,000 books). Phone 02-42281311. Web: www.lifelinesouthcoast.org.au.
    Date: June long weekend: Friday June xx (9 AM - 5 PM), Saturday June xx (9 AM - 5 PM), Sunday June xx (9 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: Shoalhaven Basketball Stadium, Bomaderry.

  • Galston Rotary Club Annual Bookfair. Annual, June or July. Phone: 0410-530691. Email: Kathryn.crowhurst@iprimus.com.au. www.galstonrotary.org.au.
    Date: Friday xx June (8.30 AM - 5 PM), Saturday xx June (8.30 AM - 5 PM), Sunday xx June (8.30 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.

  • 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.

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

    JULY 2021
  • Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Bookfair Wahroonga Book Fair. Annual, in mid-late July. Over 110,000 books with extra books added each day. New fiction hall. More space, more books. Phone 02-9498-8805. Web: lifelineh2h.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. [New undercover car park in Knox Performing Arts centre, off Woodvile Avenue - only a short walk to the bookfair. Also street parking, but not on highway.]

  • Lifeline Canberra Epic Bookfair. Three times a year (200,000 books etc). Phone 02-6241-2901. Web site: www.act.lifeline.org.au. Email: bookfair@act.lifeline.org,au.
    Date: Friday July xx (9 AM - 6 PM); Saturday July xx (9 AM - 5 PM); Sunday July xx (10 AM - 4 PM). Includes Collectibles.
    Location: Tuggeranong Southern Cross Stadium, Pitman Street, Greenway [Canberra].

  • Rotary Club of Beecroft Annual Bookfair. 10,000 books. Website: www.rotarynews.info/3/Club4198/6863.
    Date: Saturday July xx to Sunday July xx (9AM to 4PM?).
    Location: Beecroft - Cheltenham Scout & Guide Hall, next to Tennis Courts, The Crescent, Beecroft.

    AUGUST 2021
  • [2019 is sale year] Friends of the University of Newcastle Biennial Bookfair. Biennial, in July or August of odd-numbered years. Phone: 49556360 Lesley. Web: uonfriends.wordpress.com.
    Date: Saturday August xx to Saturday August xx (7 days). Saturday, Sunday: 10-5; Monday to Friday: 10-4. Includes a table of rare books. Free weekends parking.
    Location: The Great Hall, University of Newcastle.

  • Woden Seniors Annual Big Bookfair. Phone 6282 2573. Web: www. wodenseniors.org,au.
    Date: Friday August xx to Sunday August xx (10 AM - 4 PM). Includes puzzles, DVDs, etc. Plus president's table of old and rare books
    Location: 12 Corinna St, Woden ACT (opposite Woden Library).

  • Lifeline Northern Beaches Warriewood Bookfair. Four times a year. Includes silent auction. Phone 02-9949-5522. Web: lifeline.org.au/northern beaches.
    Date: Friday August xx (12 PM - 8 PM), Saturday August xx (9 AM - 5 PM); Sunday August xx (9 AM - 3 PM).
    Location: Ted Blackwood Hall, corner Jacksons & Boondah Roads, Warriewood (up the road from the shopping centre).

  • Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Macquarie University Bookfair (65,000 books). 40,000 books, plus DVDs, CDs, Videos. Phone 02-9498-8805. Web: lifelineh2h.org.au (click on Coming Events).
    Date: Saturday August xx, Sunday August xx (8 AM - 5 PM).
    Location: 12 Wally's Walk, Macquarie University, enter via Balaclava Rd, North Ryde.

    SEPTEMBER 2021
  • University of Sydney Chancellor's Committee Book Fair (Bookfest). Annual, in mid September (70,000 books). Phone 02-93510017. Web: http://sydney.edu.au/ccs/activities/bookfest.shtml.
    Date: Saturday xx September to Wednesday xx September, 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, The Quadrangle, 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 is available during the bookfair).

  • Lifeline Canberra Spring EPIC Bookfair. Three times a year (200,000 books). Phone 02-6247-0655. Web site: www.act.lifeline.org.au .
    Date: Friday September 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 and Coorong Buildings, Epic Exhibition Park, Flemington Road, Mitchell, ACT [Canberra].

  • Fine Music 102.5-FM Book and CD Fair (was 2MBS-FM) (10-day sale). Over 10,000 books + 10,000 CDs, etc. 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 Sunday Sept 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 Holtermann St).

    OCTOBER 2021
  • Lifeline Newcastle Annual Bookfair. Annual, September or October. Phone Jo Turner, 02-4940-2000. Web: www.lifelinehunter.org.au. Email: emmaa@lifelinehunter.org.au.
    Date: Saturday October xx (9 AM to 4 PM), Saturday October xx to Sunday October xx (10 AM - 4PM).
    Location: Unit 35 at 54 Clyde Street, Hamilton North (behind Lifeline shop).

  • Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Castle Hill Oakhill Bookfair (60,000 books).Phone 02-9498-8805. Web: lifelineh2h.org.au (click on Coming Events).
    Date: Friday October xx, Saturday October xx, Sunday October xx (9 AM - 5 PM).
    Location: Oakhill College, Old Northern Rd, Castle Hill. [Plenty parking in school grounds, enter from Old Northern Road at main school entrance.]

  • Lifeline South Coast (Wollongong) Spring Bookfair. Three times a year (70,000 books). Phone 02-42281311. Web: www.lifelinesouthcoast.org.au/book-fair.
    Date: Friday Oct. xx (9 AM - 5 PM), Saturday Oct. xx (9 AM - 5 PM), Sunday Oct. xx (9 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: Illawarra Sports Stadium, Berkeley.

  • Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Killara $2 Book Sale. Phone 02-9498-8805. Web: lifelineh2h.org.au (click on Coming Events).
    Date: Saturday October xx, Sunday November xx (9 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: Beaumont Rd Public School, 17 Beaumont Rd, Killara (off Lady Game Drive).

    NOVEMBER 2021
  • Lifeline Northern Beaches Balgowlah Bookfair. Four times a year. Web: www.lifeline.org.au/northernbeaches. Email: bookfairs@lifelineb.org.au. Phone 02-9949-5522.
    Date: Friday November xx (2 PM - 8 PM); Saturday November xx (9 AM - 5 PM); Sunday November 29 (9 AM - 3 PM).
    Location: St Augustine's College Sydney, Federal Parade West & Alfred Street (next to Brookvale Oval), Brookvale.

    DECEMBER 2021
  • None known to us currently.

    DEFUNCT BOOKFAIRS
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES BOOKFAIR.
    March-April each year, 1968 to 2012, 50,000 to 100,000 books.
    For a fascinating comprehensive history of this pioneer book fair: Fugitive Books, by Roderic Campbell. Kensington: UNSW Archives. ISBN: 9780733434679.

    NATIONAL TRUST BOOKFAIR. S. H. Ervin Gallery, Observatory Hill, Sydney (annual in September).

    LIFELINE SYDNEY SUTHERLAND BOOKFAIRS. Variously held at Sydney Boys High School, Randwick Racecourse, Sutherland locations, Ashfield Town Hall, Martin Place tent.

    Friends of the Waverley Library Annual Book Sale (May), Bondi Junction. Replaced by a continuous table in the library.

    Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) Annual Community Fair: Books - Toys - Music - Plants. Annual in about April. RIDC Renwick Centre, Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children, 361-365 North Rocks Road, North Rocks.