Join us at the UQ Alumni Book Fair (30 April –3 May 2021) and the Rare Book Auction (6.30pm Friday 30 April)!

Over 50,000 books, DVDs, LPs and videos will be for sale at the UQ Alumni Annual Book Fair®. Funds raised will support student scholarships, UQ researchers and educators. This is our opportunity to turn our love of books into tangible support for UQ students – providing them with scholarships to empower them to achieve their goals and bring positive change to our community.

We ask that attendees register their attendance to avoid disappointment. We do have a small number of 'walk-in' places available however there may be a short wait due to room capacity restrictions. 

UQ Alumni Book Fair

Date and time: Friday 30 April: 9am–9pm
Saturday 1 May: 9am–5pm
Sunday 2 May: 9am–5pm
Monday 3 May: 9am -3pm

Location: Exhibition Hall, UQ Centre

Registration: Please register here

Rare Book Auction 

Every two years a major auction is held for extraordinary finds – the antiquities, the alluring, the curious and the fascinating books that have a value beyond that great holiday read.

The catalogue for the Rare Book Auction can be found here (PDF, 5.6 MB).

Date and time: 6.30-9pm, Friday 30 April
Registration: Registrations are essential - Please register here. If you would like to make an absentee bid, please complete the absentee bid form. The absentee bid form can be found here.

Rare Book Auction Inspection of lots will take place in the Foyer of the UQ Centre from 3-6pm.

Click here for FAQ about the UQ Alumni Book Fair® and Rare Book Auction.

Where is the UQ Centre located?

For more information contact:

Mary Brown 
Alumni Engagement Officer
UQ Advancement
+61 7 3365 1088

Health and safety information

  • Stay at home if unwell or have a cough, fever, sore throat, fatigue or shortness of breath
  • If you become unwell during the event please let an event organiser know.
  • Maintaining physical distancing requirements is the individuals responsibility

Please do not attend the event if:

  • You have been in close contact with a person who is positive for COVID-19
  • You are positive for COVID-19
  • You have travelled overseas or to a declared COVID-19 hotspot in the previous 14 days

Attendees are encouraged to download the Commonwealth Government COVID-19 app prior to attending the event.

About Alumni events

Our events will take place online or in person. Keep an eye out below for our evolving list of virtual events that you can attend wherever you are in the world.  

The Alumni Relations & Engagement team coordinates a range of events locally and internationally. You can keep up to date with UQ alumni events in your area by updating your details.


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