Mackay Bookfest

It’s been many moons but Mackay book lovers can once more get their fill of quality, second-hand paperbacks, hardbacks, fiction, non-fiction, biographies, cookbooks and much more at the Paxton Markets, when Lifeline Mackay Bookfest returns.


Thousands/Quality pre-loved books from just .20c ! Plus quality preloved clothing on sale at $2 an item.


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

  • When and where

    When: 4 - 7 July, 2019


    Time: 9am - 4pm Thursday - Saturday; 9am - 12 pm Sunday


    Where: 10 River street Mackay, Paxton Markets, Mackay Qld, 4740

  • Cost

    Entry is free!

  • What's on and facilities

    • ATM close by
    • 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:

    Paperback novels, hardback novels, fiction, non-fiction, romance, reference, cookbooks, health & family, craft & hobbies, house & garden, animals, children's books ages one to young teen, australiana, war, vehicles, life/true stories, religion, art, sport, travel, sci-fi, fantasy, horror, rare, entertainment books, sheet music, large print, westerns, comics, graphic novels

  • 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


10 River street Mackay,

Paxton Markets

Mackay QLD 4740

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