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By Molly Glassey
January 05, 2018
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Lifeline Bookfest 2018

Time to stock up on soap opera-themed cookbooks and other treasures you didn't know you needed.
By Molly Glassey
January 05, 2018
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For a few days the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre is hosting a sales event of most peculiar stock. Strange things they are, full of pages, rampant with words and with covers of the most beautiful colours. You can't charge them, they don't run out of battery, their brightness is unalterable, and they won't smash when you drop them and have them lost forever.

Lifeline Bookfest is back for another round of vintage bargains and startling ranges of everything from Australian Women's Weekly Cookbooks to a bit of cheeky erotica. If you're been before, you'll know there are warehouse quantities of books for sale – your grade five diary is probably hidden under a copy of Shantaram, and you'll come across at least three copies of Cooking with Days of Our Lives.

Prices range from cents to the big bucks — bring a trolley and your glasses and absorb yourself in books. Or, head along from 6pm on January 25, when Bookfest is pairing late-night shopping with live tunes.

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