The Lifeline Bookfest Is Making A Grand Return This Month With Thousands Of Books

Marco Ruiz Marco Ruiz - Staff Writer

The Lifeline Bookfest Is Making A Grand Return This Month With Thousands Of Books

And not just books, but games, puzzles, magazines, CDs and DVDs too.

What do 18 months of stocking up on books look like?

We’re actually not too sure but if word is to be believed, then Lifeline has amassed more than 900 crates of the good stuff since they last had their massive sale.

And this year, thanks to Covid, they’re going to be setting up tables across three halls of the Brisbane Exhibition and Convention Centre so that there’s no argy-bargy over the hot finds. We know how you book people get when a classic is in sight.

Also due to the Covid, the much-loved $1 book section is no longer. We’ll have to make do with our books starting at the insane (jokes) price of $2.50 and be forced to carry around our bank cards as well to pay for what we want to take home. That’s right, the Bookfest is cashless this year.

We’re also going to have to bring our own bags, backpacks and suitcases because we’re going to be taking home a haul of reading material and they’re not packing our Penguins this year.


The Lifeline Bookfest caters to all tastes and genres. From Children’s books to the Classics, to Australiana, History, and Erotica as well as Hobbies and Gardening, Cooking and Economics, and books in other languages too, there are words on pages for everyone. We’re only hoping to not see any 50 Shades of Grey.

The Lifeline Bookfest takes places from Saturday 26 June to Sunday 4 July for a whopping nine days of sales. Books, as well as all other reading material and CDs and DVDs, will be replenished every day for your perusing pleasure.

Doors open at 8:30am every day except for opening day (7:30am) and as the saying goes, the early bird gets the book they didn’t know they wanted. In other words, arrive late and you might find yourself having to wait outside until people leave.

See here for more info.

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