lifeline bookfest ipswich

When: 4th to 6th August, 2017

Opening times: Friday 3pm to 9pm Saturday & Sunday 9am to 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.

Bookfest categories
26 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.  


  • Free parking
  • Food and coffee stands available
  • EFTPOS available
  • Please bring your own bags as no bags or trolleys will be available. 

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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