Book Fairs

Book Fair
In each odd-numbered year, the Friends conducts a Book Fair. This is a sale of second-hand books, rare books, records, CDs, DVDs, sheet music, etc. Books include texts, Australiana, foreign languages, art, medical, engineering and commerce. etc.All books are categorised, In fact we have over 50 categories.

After a very successful Book Fair this year we will be opening for donations on 17th September at Hunter Lane each Tuesday from 9am to Noon. MAP


We welcome new and used books, rare books, CDs, DVDs, text books, sheet music, comics, all in good saleable condition.

We cannot accept encyclopaedias, magazines, including National Geographic, Australian Geographic, records, video tapes or books unsold from other book sales. If books are yellowed, torn, written in or with pages stuck together please recycle them rather than bringing them into us to do so.

It would be appreciated also if the books could be packed in smaller sized boxes for ease of handling for our volunteers.

If you have any enquiries please do not hesitate to call Lesley Gent on (02) 4955 6360 or alternatively 0409 325 979.


19 responses to “Book Fairs

  1. Hi,

    Can I drop some books off tomorrow morning?


  2. Geoff Nattrass

    Hi can you post somewhere here the hours you are open for dropping off books – thanks

  3. will you be open on Tuesday morning 7th August 2018 or 14th August?

  4. Judith Appleby

    Can you please let me know the days and times that books for donation can be dropped off at the university from today, 28 th March 2019, unitl the fair in August? Thank you Judith Appleby

  5. Hi there, do you accept donations of textbooks? From 2012 but in perfect condition.

  6. can you clarify, do you take paperbacks in good condition? old sci-fi mostly, old enough for the paper to have browned but not shabby or falling apart.

    • I have a friend interested in attending the bok fair. I note the days and times.I want to tell her where it will be held in 2019.  Is it in the Great Hall as in other years?


  7. Hi UoN Friends. Looking forward to the book fair! I’ve only been once and got some great books! Will it be at Callaghan Campus again? Do you have the building/room location yet? Thanks!

  8. Flavia Hodges

    Is it correct that the book fair will only be openining at 10.00 each day this year, unlike 0900 previously?

  9. Will there be Foucault books at the book fair?

    • I am trying to find out when the University of Newcastle book fair is on 2019

      • Saturday 3rd August to Saturday 10th August inclusive in the Great Hall.

      • Flavia Hodges

        See further up this page:
        “2019 BOOK FAIR
        Saturday 3rd August to Saturday 10th August inclusive
        Saturday & Sunday – 10 am to 5 pm
        Monday – Friday – 10 am to 4 pm”

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