Lifeline bookfair finds permanent home at Fyshwick

Dominic Giannini 31 July 2020 46
Lifeline Booklovers Lane at Fyshwick Markets

Lifeline Book Lovers Lane at Fyshwick Markets is the new go-to destination for bibliophiles (and cinephiles). Photo: Michelle Kroll.

While the treasured Lifeline Bookfair will not be going ahead as planned because of COVID-19, there is still some good news for bibliophiles with the opening of a permanent Lifeline Bookshop at the Fyshwick Niche Market.

Book Lovers Lane is filled with books, DVDs, CDs, puzzles, comics and more – and it will be refreshed from Lifeline’s Bookfair stock which had over 11,250 boxes of books and other items at the last bookfair at EPIC in February.


SEE ALSO: Calls for more Lifeline crisis supporter volunteers as demand surges


Bargains can be found straight from the get-go, with a sale this weekend (30 July to 2 August) on education resources for pre-school to Year 12 students.

A large number of student workbooks, handbooks and texts will be on offer, as well as both student and teaching resources for science, society and environment, art and craft, drama and music. There are also children’s books in languages other than English.


SEE ALSO: Lifeline charity fundraiser got off to a cracking start


All funds will go directly to Lifeline’s crisis support service, 13 11 14.

“It costs $26 to answer a life-saving call in our telephone crisis support centre [and] at Book Lovers Lane, this equates to around a handful of books, so every purchase is valuable,” Lifeline Canberra CEO Carrie Leeson said.

Lifeline Bookfair

Volunteers Darcy Di-Donna and Chloe Mann, with Lifeline Canberra CEO Carrie Leeson and treasurer Arran Curll at the Lifeline Bookfair in September 2019. Photo: Michael Weaver.

Book Lovers Lane, located within the Niche Market at the Fyshwick Fresh Food Markets, is open Thursday to Sunday. Thursday and Friday 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Donations can also be dropped off at Book Lovers Lane between Thursday to Sunday 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Items must be clean and packed into cloth bags or boxes of no more than 10kg.


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46 Responses to Lifeline bookfair finds permanent home at Fyshwick
Jenna Vdv Jenna Vdv 3:04 pm 30 Jul 20

Lifeline Canberra do you accept book donations?

    Lily Mulholland Lily Mulholland 3:43 pm 30 Jul 20

    Jenna Vdv that’s my question too 👍🏻

    Lifeline Canberra Lifeline Canberra 5:18 pm 30 Jul 20

    Jenna Vdv The Lifeline Canberra Warehouse is currently working on restricted operating hours given the current risks associated with COVID-19.

    However Donations can be dropped off at Book Lovers Lane:

    Thursday

    Friday

    Saturday

    Sunday

    Between 10am - 2pm

    Donation check list:

    * Clean resalable books / items

    * Books / items to be packed in boxes no more than 10 kg in weight

    * If you don’t have boxes please place you books / items in cloth bags

    * If the books / items are damage or soiled we are unable to accept them due to the high cost in recycling them.

    Thank you to the wonderful Canberra community for your continued support.

Huyen Tran Huyen Tran 3:04 pm 30 Jul 20

Truc-Hue Tran interesting

Simone Wilson Simone Wilson 3:10 pm 30 Jul 20

Erika you’re new home away from home?

James Ellis James Ellis 3:20 pm 30 Jul 20

Oh this is amazing

Rachel Martin Rachel Martin 3:34 pm 30 Jul 20

When are these said markets on? Please and thanks

Alison Osmand Alison Osmand 3:42 pm 30 Jul 20

Great news

Craig McLaren Craig McLaren 4:04 pm 30 Jul 20

Jac... you can get some books you'll be able to read in 15 years.

    Jac Richardson Jac Richardson 5:10 pm 30 Jul 20

    Craig McLaren I was just thinking I need to freshen up my bookshelf with some books I'll never read

Josh Devenny Josh Devenny 4:09 pm 30 Jul 20

Ada you will be in a book coma 😉😉😉

Leesa Maroske Leesa Maroske 4:15 pm 30 Jul 20

Tim Adams if you haven’t already been tagged...

    Tim Adams Tim Adams 6:19 pm 30 Jul 20

    Leesa Maroske thank you. I had no idea about the book fair 😞

Kathleen Rummukainen Kathleen Rummukainen 4:38 pm 30 Jul 20

Makayla this helps a little

Lifeline Canberra Lifeline Canberra 5:16 pm 30 Jul 20

The Lifeline Canberra Warehouse is currently working on restricted operating hours given the current risks associated with COVID-19.

However Donations can be dropped off at Book Lovers Lane:

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Between 10am - 2pm

Donation check list:

* Clean resalable books / items

* Books / items to be packed in boxes no more than 10 kg in weight

* If you don’t have boxes please place you books / items in cloth bags

* If the books / items are damage or soiled we are unable to accept them due to the high cost in recycling them.

Thank you to the wonderful Canberra community for your continued support.

Bec Millar Bec Millar 5:24 pm 30 Jul 20

Maree Ashley...tell dad he can go all year round now!

    Maree Ashley Maree Ashley 7:32 pm 30 Jul 20

    Bec Millar another book venue for him to explore!

    🥴🤦‍♀️📚📚📚

Bea Munro Bea Munro 5:51 pm 30 Jul 20

Shh Thomas James don’t tell the kids

    Thomas James Thomas James 6:00 pm 30 Jul 20

    Bea Munro I was borrowing Bill’s trailer and visiting the weekend

Rosanna De Vito Rosanna De Vito 6:16 pm 30 Jul 20

Remona Anna Maisy Rachell just in case anyone needed more books

Alison Loughton Alison Loughton 6:36 pm 30 Jul 20

Charity - might be of interest to you 🙂

Alex Hanisch Alex Hanisch 7:04 pm 30 Jul 20

Does this mean they’ve started accepting donations again?

    Lifeline Canberra Lifeline Canberra 10:10 pm 30 Jul 20

    Alex Hanisch The Lifeline Canberra Warehouse is currently working on restricted operating hours given the current risks associated with COVID-19.

    However Donations can be dropped off at Book Lovers Lane:

    Thursday

    Friday

    Saturday

    Sunday

    Between 10am - 2pm

    Donation check list:

    * Clean resalable books / items

    * Books / items to be packed in boxes no more than 10 kg in weight

    * If you don’t have boxes please place you books / items in cloth bags

    * If the books / items are damage or soiled we are unable to accept them due to the high cost in recycling them.

    Thank you to the wonderful Canberra community for your continued support.

Elise Taylor Elise Taylor 7:07 pm 30 Jul 20

Hazel Taylor; next time you’re in town...I’ll bring the wheelie trolley

Ayu Sukardi Ayu Sukardi 7:22 pm 30 Jul 20

yaaaassssssss Adie McMaster Georgia Hopkins

Li Ann Li Ann 7:28 pm 30 Jul 20

Blair, just tagging you for no particular reason 😁

Annie Abbott Annie Abbott 8:00 pm 30 Jul 20

Grizzly Mann, Erin Mann thought I recognised someone here

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