lifeline bookfest ipswich

When: 3rd to 5th August, 2018

Opening times: Friday 3pm-9pm; Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm

Where: Ipswich Showgrounds,
81 Warwick Road, Ipswich Qld 4035

Cost: Entry is free! Books from $0.50


Lifeline Bookfest Ipswich will see around 300 tables stocked to the brim with over 80 tonnes of hardcovers and paperbacks of all genres, styles and authors.

In fact, there are more than 20 categories of books, including children’s books, paperbacks, hardbacks, cooking, hobbies and more. There is also a large selection of comics, records, CDs, DVDs and games.

Bookfest categories
20 categories including children’s books, paperback, hardback, cooking, hobbies and more. There is also a large selection of CD's, DVD's and soft toys.  


  • Delicious barbecue.
  • Please bring your own bags, as no bags or trolleys will be available. Or purchase a Lifeline Enviro Bag for $1.

Parking and transport

  • Free parking on site.
  • Bus stop close by.


    The cause
    Money raised at Bookfest supports the 24 hour Lifeline 13 11 14 Crisis Support Line. This life-saving service offers suicide prevention and bereavement support over the telephone as well as family and crisis support - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Money raised also support UnitingCare Community programs for individuals, families and children in crisis.





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    Book categories

    The books are divided into categories for ease of browsing:

    Animals, Art, Australiana, Bibles, Biographies, Children’s, Cooking, Crafts and Hobbies, Film and Stage, Gardening, Hardback Fiction, Health, History, Home Improvement, Humour, Mills & Boon, Motoring, Music, Paperback Fiction, Reference, Sports, War, Western.

    Become a volunteer

    We couldn’t run our Lifeline Bookfest events without the many, many generous people who put their hand up to help! They help us sort, price, set up, set down and operate the registers – we think they are pretty cool. If this sounds like you, please let us know!

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