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Thank you for your support

The Lifeline Bookfest Brisbane is a second-hand book sale, with funds raised going toward our 24-hour 13 11 14 Lifeline Crisis Support Line. We would like to extend a big thank you to all the Bookfestians who attended our previous event! By purchasing second-hand books, you are helping us save lives.

Brisbane Bookfest will be back with more quality, second-hand books for sale! Stay tuned to this page – it will be updated with more details closer to the date. You can also sign up to our newsletter for updates on all things Bookfest.

Event info

  • When and where

    Where: Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane

    When: To be advised

  • Cost

    Entry is free. Books from $2.50.

  • Facilities

    • Plenty of registers – cards preferred.
    • Cafe with seating for refreshments.
    • Trolleys available.
    • Remember to BYO bags/suitcases or purchase a $1 Lifeline bag.
  • Parking and transport

    Getting to BCEC
    The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has three entrances, the main entrance on the corner of Merivale & Glenelg streets, the Grey St entrance, and the exhibition entrance at the corner of Melbourne & Merivale streets.

    Walking to the centre
    BCEC is a short stroll across from the Brisbane CBD connected by Victoria Bridge. Hotels, restaurants and bars, South Bank beach and its parklands are all within walking distance from BCEC.

    BCEC provides undercover parking for up to 1500 vehicles. The car park has direct lift access to the centre’s multiple convention floors and exhibition facilities. Car parks 2 and 3 are best for Exhibition Halls (Bookfest is in Halls 3 and 4).

    Public transport
    Getting to BCEC via public transport is easy and efficient with bus, ferry and train options available. More information about planning your journey via public transport can be found on the TransLink website.

    South Brisbane Railway Station next to the Convention Centre on Grey Street, or South Bank Railway Station, are the most convenient stations to the BCEC.

    Bus services
    The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street and the South Bank Busway Station on the corner of Colchester and Tribune streets are closest to BCEC.

    CityCat and ferries
    CityCats operate every day and stop at the South Bank River Terminal on the Clem Jones Promenade. The inner-city ferry travels between the CBD, North Quay and Kangaroo Point, stopping at South Bank Terminal 1 and 2 on the Clem Jones Promenade.

    Taxi ranks are located outside the main entrance to the centre on Merivale Street and a taxi drop off located at the centre’s Grey St entrance.

  • Bookfest categories

    We have heaps of soft and hard-cover second-hand books, as well as games, puzzles and more, in the following categories:

    • Art/music.
    • Australiana.
    • Autobiography/biography/humour.
    • Cabinet/table books.
    • CDs.
    • Children’s.
    • Classics/literature/hardback.
    • Comics/gaming.
    • Cooking.
    • Craft/hobbies/lifestyle.
    • DVDs.
    • Games/puzzles.
    • Health/family.
    • High-quality.
    • History/war.
    • Magazines.
    • Paperback fiction.
    • Rare/collectables.
    • Records.
    • Reference.
    • Religion/new age.
    • Sci-fi/fantasy.
    • Sheet music.
    • Stationery.
    • Travel/foreign language.
    • True crime.
    • Vehicles/sport/DIY.
  • Book donations

    Thank you for thinking of us! We gratefully accept second-hand book donations year-round through our:


Lifeline Bookfest Brisbane
Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
Glenelg St, South Brisbane QLD 4101


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