Lifeline Book Warehouse


Lifeline Canberra's Bookfairs are the largest gathering of book-lovers in Canberra and they raise a major portion of the funding needed to keep our local crisis support and suicide prevention services available to the community.


All books sold at the Lifeline Bookfairs are received as donations at the organisation’s warehouse. Volunteers at the warehouse sort, price and pack books in preparation for sale. The warehouse operates continuously between fairs to ensure books are ready for sale. Many thousands of books are processed every week.


The warehouse is a unique ‘book space’. It operates at an industrial level in terms of organisation and volume of books processed. However, like a library or a bookstore each title has a place in the system and expert persons to ensure each can be found by a potential new owner at a Bookfair.