Book Fair

Lifeline South Coast's Big Book Fair

Lifeline South Coast Big Book Fair

Our famous Big Book Fair returns again to the Illawarra Sports Stadium in Berkeley from March 19-21 for a fun weekend with plenty of preloved books up for grabs.

Over 80,000 books will be on display at the Big Book Fair in a range of different categories! Every book lover will be sure to bag themselves a bargain.

There will be over 50 categories of books on display which include, fiction, non-fiction, reference, hobbies, travel, children’s books, art, science, literature, history, old and rare or just interesting books. We also have a great range of rare books in our Something Special section. To read the list of available books, click here.

We are registered as a COVID Safe event, your assistance to keep everyone safe will be appreciated.  Please scan in using the supplied QR code or use the sign in sheet, use the hand sanitiser provided on entry and during your time at the Big Book Fair. Observe good hygiene and practice social distancing while browsing, queuing and moving around.

We are accepting all forms of payments; cash and electronic.

Click here to see the floor plan for the event.

Friday 19 March 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday 20 March 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday 21 March 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Thank you for your continued support helping us deliver vital services to the Illawarra and Shoalhaven as well as our 13 11 14 crisis support service.

Thank you also to our event sponsors:

Media partners:
Wave FM
Prime 7

Gold partners:
Southern.IML Pathology
Illawarra Sports Stadium

Donate your books

Books can be donated year round at our Unanderra Book Sorting 1/29-35 Princes Hwy, Unanderra.

You can also drop books to the following collection points:

  • Selected Wollongong City Libraries

Donating at the event

You can donate your books at the Lifeline South Coast Big Book Fair, so please bring your books to the white drop-off tent at the entry of the Stadium.


Oct 22

Big Book Fair – October 2021

October 22 @ 9:00 am - October 24 @ 5:00 pm

Book Donations

Our book donation drop off point is located at 1/29-35 Princes Hwy Unanderra and is open Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 2:30 pm. 

You can also drop off your books at Wollongong Central to the Customer Service Desk on Level 1, Crown Building. 


Interested in becoming a Book Fair Volunteer?

Lifeline South Coast is seeking dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to help at the Big Book Fair! Click here for more information and to apply.

For 24-hour telephone crisis support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14

If life is in danger, call 000