Book Fair

To our valued Book Fair customers,

Please be advised that we have had to cancel this year's Shoalhaven Book Fair event (scheduled for June 2018).

There are a number of factors that have contibuted to this decision including the number of books we have packed; the availability of volunteers; and a redevelopment of the Bomaderry venue.

We apologise for any inconvenience this cancellation may cause, and hope we can count on your continued support.

Lifeline South Coast Book Fair Coordinator


Plans are well underway for Lifeline's October 2018 Big Book Fair, taking place at the Illawarra Sports Stadium in Berkeley between 9am and 5pm on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th October and between 9am and 4pm on Sunday 21st October.

We aim to have 75,000 books sorted and packed by our hard working volunteers which will be displayed in more than 50 categories. As usual, there will be something there for everyone, no matter what their interest may be: fiction; non-fiction; reference; hobbies; travel; children’s books; art; science; literature; history; biographies; old, rare or just interesting.

Entry is by a gold coin donation and eftpos is available for purchases.

Floorplan will be available here.

Books can be donated year round at either the Wollongong or Corrimal Lifeline Shops or selected Southern.IML Pathology collection centres Helensburgh to Sussex Inlet (see locations here).

Selected Wollongong and Shellharbour City Libraries are also acting as collection points.

Would you like to join us as a volunteer? We need people to:

  • Set-up and pack-up the event
  • Provide customer service and information
  • Work on the tally tables (helps if you are good with numbers)
  • Complete exit interviews

If you think you can help, download the information booklet and application form from the volunteer with us page.

We would again like to thank our ongoing sponsors and supporters who continue to provide us quality services, venues, products and benefits all at wonderfully reduced prices or no cost at all. They include:

Media partners:

  • Wave FM
  • Prime 7

Gold sponsors:

  • Southern IML Pathology

Bronze partners:

  • Snap printing

Supporters:

  • Wollongong City Council Libraries (selected) act as book donation points
  • Shellharbour City Council Libraries (selected) act as book donation points

Hope we see you there!