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 for our newsletter for updates on all things Bookfest delivered right to your inbox.
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Getting to BCEC
The Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (BCEC) has two entrances, one on Grey Street and our main entrance on the corner of Merivale & Glenelg 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).
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 adjacent to the Convention Centre on Grey Street or South Bank Railway Station are the most convenient stations to the BCEC.
The Cultural Centre Station on Melbourne Street and the South Bank Busway Station corner of Colchester and Tribune Streets are closest to BCEC.
City Cat 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 Convention Centre Grey Street entrance.
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We have heaps of second-hand books, covering such genres as:
Children's books; Australiana; History; Reference; Humour and Oddities; Biography; Literature and Classics; Textbooks; Travel; Health; Science Fiction; Hardback Fiction; Art and Music; Paperback Fiction; Cooking; Computers; Religion; Foreign Language; Vehicles and War Craft; Hobbies; Sport; Gardening; Animals; Penguins and Pelicans; Economics; Sociology; Philosophy; and Science.
Our Lifeline Bookfests are a lot of fun. From sorting and pricing books to serving our amazing customers, you could be part of a great community of volunteers. Every minute you give helps us support life.
Simply follow our three-step sign-up:
If there are no current activities or opportunities that interest you, please sign up to a waiting list or select “Volunteer My Way” to register your interest.