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The Lifeline Bookfair is back so get ready bookworms!

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We like big books and we cannot lie, so the announcement that the Canberra Lifeline Bookfair is back is the best news ever!

Good news for bookworms everywhere, the Bookfair will be running for three days from Friday 17 to Sunday 19 December at Thoroughbred Park, so there will be plenty of time to stock up on summer reads. 

With an enormous 100 pallets of items to go through, not only will there be a vast array of reading material encompassing all genres and many languages, but also comics, maps, games, records and more.

After two years of cancellations due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year’s Bookfair is extra special as it lines up with the silly season to support the 13 11 14 crisis support line.

“Our Lifeline Canberra volunteers work tirelessly throughout the year to collect, clean, categorise and package every book that comes into our warehouse.” says Lifeline Canberra CEO Carrie Leeson.

“The generosity of the community in donations, combined with the efforts of Lifeline’s volunteers, all culminate in the wonderful event that is the Bookfair, and the feeling we all get when we see people smile over a sought-after book or kids cling to a favourite title. There is a lot that is humbling about a Bookfair, and we are so thrilled to be able to bring a Bookfair to the Canberra community after another incredibly tough year.”

Now, there are some COVID rules in place to keep the day running smoothly. There are limited numbers inside Thoroughbred Park and stockpiling is a big no-no this year, so we recommend going in with a list (and checking it twice). 

There will also be no seating at this year’s Bookfair and due to number restrictions the staff will be asking people to move through so everyone gets the chance to enjoy the impressive collection.

As always, entry to the Bookfair is by gold coin donation, with tap and go facilities available and the café will be open for a sweet treat and coffee to go with your hard day of browsing. 

Who else is excited for a fully booked weekend?!

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