Mackay Bookfest

Mackay Bookfesters — look at what you did! You raised $54,500 for Lifeline’s vital 24-hour 13 11 14 Crisis Support Line. Thank you so much for your generous support and we hope to see you at next year’s event. Stay tuned for details.


Coming in 2019! Stock up on great reads from as little as $1, plus women’s clothing from $2 a piece and kids’ clothing from $1 a piece.


Children’s books are available and there are also CDs, DVDs, games and puzzles to explore. Books can be purchased with cash or via EFTPOS.

Event info

  • Event dates and times

    When: Coming soon!


    Where: Paxton Markets, River Street, Mackay QLD


    Cost: Entry is free!



  • What's on and facilities

    • Sausage sizzle and drinks for sale
    • ATM close by
    • No trolleys, but some baskets available
    • Bring your own bags — or purchase an environmentally friendly bag ($1)
    • Wheelchair access via ramp at side of building
  • Parking

    There is free parking available on site.

  • Bookfest categories

    The books are divided into categories for ease of browsing:

    Alternative, Atlases, Australiana, Autobiographies and Biographies, Children’s, Cooking, Crafts, Dictionaries, DIY, Exercise/Diet/Health, Fantasy, Gardening, History, Hobbies, Humour, Maternity, Mills and Boon, Non-Fiction, Planes/Trains/Cars, Poetry, Reader’s Digest, Religion, Science Fiction, Sports, Textbooks, Travel, War, Wildlife, Witchcraft/Dreams/Tarot

  • 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 Mackay 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 Mackay


Paxton Markets

River Street

Mackay QLD 4740

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elderly lady browsing books
Bookfest wouldn't happen without our wonderful volunteers!
If you would like to lend a hand, please let us know!

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