Hundreds of works will go under the hammer in 2023, including a remarkable first edition copy of Winnie-the-Pooh, with the oldest book in the collection published in 1706!

Community members and collectors across the world can access rare books donated from private collections, selected for their rarity, provenance, artistic value, historical significance and more. 

With such a wide selection of books, this auction is sure to be a treat for any book enthusiast!

Funds raised from the Rare Book Auction go towards student scholarships, critical research and UQ educators. 

Please note, bidder registration will be taken at the event and a valid Photo ID will be required to participate at the auction. If you can’t make it to the auction, you can place an absentee bid from anywhere in the world.

Browse the Rare Book Catalogue.

All books in the catalogue will be available for inspection from 3:30pm on the day of the Rare Book Auction in the UQ Centre Foyer. 

If you’d like to discuss donating a rare book, please reach out to the Alumni and Community Engagement team on +61 7 3346 3166.


Getting here: 

Casual parking is available under the UQ Centre. Paid parking applies Monday–Friday, 7am–9pm. Parking is free on weekends and public holidays. More information about parking at UQ.

St Lucia campus is conveniently accessible by bus and ferry. More information about public transport options.


Find out more about the UQ Alumni Book Fair.

About Alumni events

UQ alumni and community events take place in-person and online, across the globe, throughout the year. UQ alumni are invited to join the UQ ChangeMakers platform to access early event registrations, benefits and discounts.

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