The UQ Alumni Book Fair® and Rare Book Auction are back for 2023!

The UQ Alumni Book Fair is an annual fundraiser based at The University of Queensland, organised by volunteers who harness their love of books and generously donate their time.

More than 110,000 books, magazines, vinyl records, DVDs and other pre-loved goodies will be available at this year’s UQ Alumni Book Fair®, from as little as $1, helping us raise funds for UQ student scholarships and research.

There are a lot of events on offer as part of this year’s fair: 

Food trucks and coffee cart
Throughout the weekend, food trucks and a coffee cart will be conveniently located on-site to satisfy your appetite for both sweet and savoury treats. 

Family fun day
In addition, on Saturday, our family fun day will offer an array of engaging activities for people of all ages. This includes face painting, storytelling and a gelato cart! 

Rare Book Auction
At this year's Rare Book Auction, on Friday 28 April, you'll have the opportunity to purchase from a collection of over 150 books. View the catalogue for this year's auction. With such a wide selection of books, this auction is sure to be a treat for any book enthusiast! You can register your interest and official registrations will be taken at the event. If you can’t make it to the auction, you can place an absentee bid from anywhere in the world.

UQ Centre for Critical and Creative Writing’s Industry Panel 
On Saturday 29 April, UQ’s Centre for Critical and Creative Writing will host an industry panel discussion with a range of booksellers, writers and theatre experts tackling the big questions facing the arts industries. Tickets are free but registrations are essential and we recommended booking early. Register here

UQ Alumni Book Fair®

Friday 28 April: 9am–9pm
Saturday 29 April: 9am–5pm
Sunday 30 April: 9am–5pm
Monday 1 May: 9am–3pm 

Rare Book Auction
Friday 28 April: 6:30–9pm

UQ Centre, Union Road, UQ St Lucia Campus

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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