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Escape from reality with Lifeline Bookfest

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Andrew Armstrong and Kylie Brogden make at the Lifeline Bundaberg Bookfest

Whether you are a sci-fi fan, love your romance novels or need to stock up on some cookbooks, the annual Lifeline Bookfest is the place to be this month.

From Friday 25 March to Sunday 27 March the Bundaberg Recreational Precinct will be packed to the rafters with books of all genres.

More than 200 tables will be filled with fiction and non-fiction books, puzzles, games, lego, CDs, DVDs and special rare finds, offering something for everyone.

With every book or item purchased, funds will help to support the 24-hour Lifeline Crisis Support Line, providing the opportunity for the service to answer more phone calls from Queenslanders in need.

Kylie Brogden from Bundaberg Lifeline said after the event had been cancelled for the past two and a half years, it was now more important than ever to support Bookfest.

“Bookfest is back from a 2.5 year break so we have stockpiles of great books ready so over 230 tables of books, various categories such as art, autographs, collectables,” Kylie said.

“This is one of the major fundraising events we run through the year, and this one is important as there have been many cancelled throughout the state, so we are really relying on the generosity of the community.

“This event raises funds so we can continue to answer the suicide prevention calls that come through.”

There will be crates available to donate books at the event, located next to the entrance.

The books are divided into categories for ease of browsing:

  • Australiana, autographed books,
  • Children's (Older), children's (Younger)
  • Collectables, cooking, craft and hobbies, entertainment, hardback novels, health and family, horror
  • House, garden and animals, military and
  • War, military vehicles, old and rare,
  • Paperback fiction novels, reference
  • Religion, romance, sci-fi and fantasy
  • Something special, sport and travel
  • True life (real stories, true crime, autobiography, biography)

Prices as marked, starting from $0.50

Parking is free near the pavilion, with entry via University Drive.

It is recommended to bring your own bag, trolley or cart to take books home in.

Cash and EFTPOS facilities will be at each register.

There will be a sausage sizzle and canteen operating with coffee, tea and cold drinks available.

You can find out more about the event on Facebook.

Lifeline Bookfest event details
What: Lifeline Bookfest Bundaberg
Where: Bundaberg Recreational Precinct
When: Friday, 25 March – Sunday, 27 March
Time: 8am – 4pm daily
Cost: Free entry

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