Ipswich Bookfest

Ipswich Bookfesters, thank you so much! You — and your love of books — have raised more than $70,000 to help fund the 24-hour Lifeline 13 11 14 Crisis Support Line. Stay tuned for next year’s Bookfest.


Lifeline Bookfest Ipswich 2018 saw around 300 tables stocked to the brim with over 80 tonnes of hardcovers and paperbacks of all genres, styles and authors.


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

Event info

  • Event dates and times

    When: Back in 2019


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


    Cost: Entry is free!



  • What's on and facillities

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

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

  • Book donations

    We would be delighted to accept your donation! Thanks so much for thinking of us.


    Donating at the event


    You can donate your books at the Ipswich Bookfest, so please see one of our volunteers at the event for assistance.


    Donating anytime


    We welcome donations all year round through your nearest:

Lifeline Bookfest Ipswich


Ipswich Showgrounds

81 Warwick Road

Ipswich QLD 4035

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elderly lady browsing books
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