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SECONDHAND (USED) BOOKFAIRS BOOK FAIRS: 2020


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 5, 2020.

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

    JANUARY 2020
  • 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 16 to Monday January 27 (Thursday opening night: 6 PM - 10 PM, thereafter 9 AM - 6 PM each day). Perhaps half-price last day.
    Location: Johnson Hall, Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest Place, Crows Nest. Parking station behind venue (free for 2 hours, enter from Holtermann St).

  • Braidwood Community Monster Australia Day Bookfair (Anglican Parish of Braidwood). Twice a year. Phone Marjorie, 02-48461243 or braidwoodbookfair@gmail.com.
    Date: Australia Day long weekend. Friday January 24 to Monday January 27 (9 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: National Theatre, Wallace Street, Braidwood, opposite the Braidwood Bakery.

    FEBRUARY 2020
  • 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 February 1, Sunday February 2 (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).

  • Lifeline Canberra Epic 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.
    Date: Friday Feb. x (9 AM - 6 PM); Saturday Feb. x (9 AM - 5 PM); Sunday Feb. xx (10 AM - 4 PM). Includes Collectibles.
    Location: Budawang and Coorong Pavilions, Epic Exhibition Park, Corner Flemington Road and Northbourne Avenue, Mitchell, ACT [Canberra].

  • 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 14 (12 PM - 8 PM), Saturday February 15 (9 AM - 5 PM); Sunday February 16 (9 AM - 3 PM).
    Location: Ted Blackwood Hall, corner Jackson & Boondah Roads, Warriewood (up the road from the shopping centre).

    MARCH 2020
  • West Pennant Hills & Cherrybrook Rotary Club Annual Giant Book Sale (March or April). Andrew Little 0468-330667. Web: www.wphcrotary.org. Email: wphc.rotary.booksale@gmail.com. Thousands of books, DVDs, CDs and records.
    Date: Friday March 13 (9 AM - 5 PM), Saturday March 14 (9 AM - 5 PM), Sunday March 15 (11 AM - 2 PM, clearance sale).
    Location: Uniting Church, 134 New Line Rd, Cherrybrook (opposite Cherrybrook Public School).

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

  • St Peters Public School P&C Book Fair (annual, March or April). Thousands of books, DVDs, games, posters, etc. (some vintage and collectable). Email: katestrang@hotmail.com. Phone 0421337170.
    Date: Sunday March xx (10 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: St Peters Public School Hall, entrance in St Peters Street, St Peters (parking school carpark end St Peters St).

    APRIL 2020
  • Glebe Book Sale (Glebe Public School P&C and other Glebe bodies). Annual, in April or May. Phone 02-96605725 or to be advised. Email: To be advised.
    Date: Saturday April x and Sunday April x (9 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: Benledi, 186 Glebe Count Road, Glebe (next door to Glebe Public library).

  • Fine Music 102.5-FM Book and CD Fair (was 2MBS-FM). Phone 02-4322-3180. Email: 2mbsbooks@tpg.com.au. Website: www.finemusicfm.com/fine-music-book-cd-fairs.html.
    Date: Thursday April xx to Sunday April xx (Thursday opening night: 6 PM - 10 PM, thereafter 10 AM - 6 PM each day).
    Location: Five Dock RSL Club, 66 Great North Road.

  • Lifeline Northern Beaches Brookvale Bookfair [NOW 4 DAYS]. Four times a year. Web: www.lifeline.org.au/northernbeaches. Email: lifeline@justnet.com.au. Phone 02-9949-5522.
    Date: Thursday April 16 (10 AM - 9 PM), Friday April 17 (9 AM - 8 PM); Saturday April 18 (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 18, Sunday April 19 (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 2020
  • Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury Hornsby $2 Clearance Book Sale.Phone 02-9498-8805. Web: lifelineh2h.org.au (click on Coming Events).
    Date: Saturday May 30, Sunday May 31 (8 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: Hornsby War Memorial Hall, 2 High Street, Hornsby.

    JUNE 2020
  • 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 x 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 x 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.

  • [CANCELLED in 2018] 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 2020
  • 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 16 to Friday July 17 (9 AM - 9 PM), Saturday July 18 to Sunday July 19 (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 2020
  • [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 x 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 7 to Sunday August 9 (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 21 (12 PM - 8 PM), Saturday August 22 (9 AM - 5 PM); Sunday August 23 (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 29, Sunday August 30 (8 AM - 5 PM).
    Location: 12 Wally's Walk, Macquarie University, enter via Balaclava Rd, North Ryde.

    SEPTEMBER 2020
  • 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 2020
  • 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 x (9 AM to 4 PM), Saturday October x to Sunday October x (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 9, Saturday October 10, Sunday October 11 (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 31, Sunday November 1 (9 AM - 4 PM).
    Location: Beaumont Rd Public School, 17 Beaumont Rd, Killara (off Lady Game Drive).

    NOVEMBER 2020
  • 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 27 (2 PM - 8 PM); Saturday November 28 (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 2020
  • None known to us currently.

    DEFUNCT BOOKFAIRS
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES BOOKFAIR (1968 - 2012).
    March-April each year, 50,000 to 100,000 books.
    For a fascinating and 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. held at Sydney Boys High School, Randwick Racecourse, Sutherland locations, Ashfield Town Hall.

    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.