Lifeline’s Big Book Fair is bigger than ever!

20 Mar 2013

Lifeline’s Big Book Fair is bigger than ever! A record 85,000 books will be taken to the Illawarra Sports Stadium, Berkeley on Friday 22, Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March for Lifeline’s 14th Big Book Fair.

Close to 75,000 books will hit the tables in the usual range of categories including fiction; non-fiction; reference; hobbies; travel; children’s books; art; science; literature; history; biographies; old, rare or just interesting.

And this Fair, the exciting new Treasure Hunt section will showcase around 10,000 unsorted books which will be available at $4 per book on Friday, $2 per book on Saturday and $1 per book on Sunday.

One of the highlights of the Something Special section is a limited edition copy of A tribute to Lance Vaiben Solomon by Eddi Jennings and Robin Benkendorff. It showcases 73 plates depicting paintings and illustrations by Lance Solomon, with accompanying notes and text. The book is copy 346 of only 500 printed and will be available at the Fair for $800!

Lifeline South Coast Executive Director, Grahame Gould is excited to see that the event continues to grow.

“The Illawarra Sports Stadium is a great venue for our Book Fair. There is plenty of parking, a huge area for us to space the tables out in and a great atmosphere.”

“NQX Freight do an amazing job for us – they store our books all year round then deliver them to the Fair free of charge – and with 85,000 books, they certainly have their hands full!” he said.

Lifeline’s Big Book Fair will be held on Friday 22, Saturday 23 March between 8am and 6pm and Sunday 24 March between 8am and 4pm at the Illawarra Sports Stadium, Berkeley. Entry to the event is via gold coin donation and eftpos will be available.

Lifeline’s Big Book Fair is the major fundraising event for Lifeline South Coast. Funds raised at the Fair go toward supporting Lifeline services in the Illawarra and South Coast.

Sadly, suicide is the leading cause of death for Australian’s ages 15-44 – we lose 6 Australians every day. At Lifeline, we believe suicide is preventable and we all have a role to play.

Lifeline South Coast is a local service, which means that the funds raised locally stay here in our community and are used to help local people talk about their problems and find ways to solve them.

Each year, Lifeline South Coast receives 14,000 calls from people in the Illawarra and South Coast.


Grahame Gould is available for interview by calling 0409 912 391

Clare Leslie
Marketing and PR Manager
0417 279 964