Ipswich Bookfest

The Ipswich Showgrounds will boast 300 tables stocked to the brim with more than 80 tonnes of hardcovers and paperbacks of all genres, styles and authors, so come and grab some great reads from as little as 50 cents apiece.


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 records, CDs, DVDs and kids' soft toys.

Event info

  • Event dates and times

    When: 1–3 November, 2019



    • 1st November: 9am-9pm
    • 2-3rd November: 9am-4pm


    Where: Lifeline Warehouse, 128 Briggs Rd, Raceview, 4305 (opp Briggs Rd Sporting complex)


    Cost: Entry is free!



  • What's on and facillities

    • Coffee cart
    • Sausage sizzle
    • 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


Lifeline Warehouse

128 Briggs Rd (opp Briggs Rd Sporting complex)

Raceview QLD 4305

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elderly lady browsing books
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