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, art, medical, engineering and commerce. etc. The Friends depends on donations of books, etc, to provide the stock for the Fair.


The collection point for donations is  the Friends’ Place in HG06 which is under the Hunter Building at the end of Hunter Lane.  The turn off to Hunter Lane is opposite the new student accommodation buildings, on the ring road. We have uploaded the  map.

The Friends Book Place is open 9 am to noon on every Tuesday for deliveries.



Saturday 5 August – Saturday 12 August (inclusive)

Great Hall, University of Newcastle Callaghan Campus
Saturday and Sunday    10 am – 5 pm
Monday to Friday   10 am to 4 pm
Open Thursday until 7 pm

Books . rare books. magazines . records . sheet music
records . CDs . DVDs. art. and much more


Contacts: Meg Levi – 4946 8859
Lesley Gent – 4955 6360 or 0409325979

Book Fair Proceeds

Over the past ten years a number of projects has been funded by the Friends.

14 responses to “Book Fairs

  1. Hi Elizabeth,

    You can drop the books off at the Friends’ shed near the Forum on Tuesdays between 9:00am and 1:00pm. However, the University will be closed from 18/12/2010 until 04/01/2011 inclusive.


    Cultural Collections

  2. Hi, I called by the shed today (11.1.11) to drop off some books for the book sale. No sign of life and no signage to indicate when they will be re-opening.

    Cheers, Jan W

    • Thanks for letting us know, Jan, and for your prospective donation. Apologies for the inconvenience. I’ll forward your email directly to the Friends.
      Cultural Collections

  3. Donations for this year technically closed at the end of June. However, if you only have a couple of boxes or fewer, you can drop them off on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. Thanks for thinking of us when deciding to donate your books.

  4. The hours for the Book Fair are:

    Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

    Thursday: 10:00 am – 7:00 pm

    The Auction will take place at 2:00 pm on Saturday 17 August

  5. It is in the Great Hall, which is at reference G-4 on the map at

  6. Books can be donated at any time of the year except between December and February.

  7. Thanks for thinking of us. Please contact Judi McLaughlin – , 02 4952 2428 – to make alternative arrangements.

  8. Oops! Thanks, Flavia. Fixed.

  9. Hi John
    Opening hours – Saturday & Sunday 10 am to 5 pm
    Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm
    Thursday 10 am to 7 pm

  10. Two months is a long time to be closed but we opened again last week. Tuesday mornings are the best time to deliver books. Thank you for thinking of us and your support.

  11. Hi,
    I was wondering when you next book fair at the university is?


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