Talk about being spoiled for choice. There’ll be more than four kilometres worth of books to browse through at this month’s Lifeline Bookfest in Brisbane.
You can literally help save a life by buying a book at the Lifeline Bookfest, because the proceeds raised will go towards Lifeline services.
Lifeline’s crisis line receives a call every 32.2 seconds, and more than 2,600 calls are made by Queenslanders to Lifeline each day.
By bringing alone a bag or a market trolley, book worms can grab a bargain from the two million books on sale and actually contribute to improving the lives of others.
Books start at $1, with magazines, children’s books, DVDs, CDs, comics, records, puzzles and board games also available.
Categories on offer include Art/Music, Australiana, Biography, Cooking, Foreign Language, Health/Family, History, Humour/New Age, Lifestyle, Lit/Classics, Paperback Fiction, Rare & Collectables, Reference, Religion, Science Fiction, Science/Politics, Sport, Text Books, Travel, True Crime, War/Vehicles and Young Adult.
The Bookfest in January last year raised a record of $1.23 million for Lifeline, but you can help them top that total this time.
The Lifeline Bookfest will run from Saturday 25 June to Sunday 3 July at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre (Merivale Street, South Brisbane). Doors will be open from 8:30am to 7pm on weekends and 9am to 5:30pm on weekdays.
What’s the best thing you’ve ever picked up at Bookfest? Let us know in the comments below!