Sunshine Coast Bookfest

Sunshine Coast Bookfesters, we thank you. Your generosity and love of books has helped raise more than $84,000 for Lifeline’s 13 11 14 Crisis Line. Stay tuned for next year’s event. 


Sort your reading list for the year as you browse hardcovers and paperbacks of all genres, styles and authors, starting at $2 each – all while raising vital funds for Lifeline. Gather your fellow book lovers and we'll see you there!

Event info

  • Event dates and times

    When: Coming soon

    Times: 8.30am – 4pm

    Where: Lake Kawana Community Centre, 114 Sportsmans Parade, Bokarina, QLD 4575

    Cost: Entry is free!

  • Facilities

    • Food and coffee stands available
    • EFTPOS available
    • Please bring your own bags as no bags or trolleys will be available.
    • Quality pre-loved books from $2
    • Puzzles, games, plus a selection of winter clothes on sale
    • For CDs, DVDs, videos, tapes and records, please visit the Lifeline Shop Bokarina, only 280 metres from the Lifeline Bookfest
  • Parking

    There is free parking onsite and on street.

  • Bookfest categories

    The books are divided into categories for ease of browsing:

    • Paperbacks
    • Hardbacks
    • Fiction
    • Non-fiction
    • Australiana
    • Science Fiction
    • Biographies and Autobiographies
    • Lifestyle (gardening, hobbies, craft and sports)
    • Children's
    • Teens
    • Cookbooks
    • Health and wellbeing
    • Magazines
    • Education
    • Religion
    • Others
  • 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 Sunshine Coast 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 Sunshine Coast


Lake Kawana Community Centre

114 Sportsmans Parade

Bokarina, QLD, 4575

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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!

Your support can help someone in need today

This life-saving service offers suicide prevention and bereavement support over the telephone as well as family and crisis support — 24 hours a day, 365 days a year