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Lifeline Bookfest 2019

Time to stock up on soap opera-themed cookbooks and other treasures you didn't know you needed.
By Molly Glassey
December 30, 2018
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Lifeline Bookfest 2019

Time to stock up on soap opera-themed cookbooks and other treasures you didn't know you needed.
By Molly Glassey
December 30, 2018
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Between Saturday, January 19 and Monday, January 28, 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. Bookfest runs from 7.30am–6pm on its opening day, from 8.30am–9pm on Friday, January 25, and from 8.30am–6pm every other day throughout its run.

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