Lifeline Opens Bookfest Bookshop

Lifeline Darling Downs is currently preparing to open a New Temporary Bookfest Pop-Up Bookshop at the Wilsonton Shopping Centre on Thursday 1st October at 8.30am.

This new temporary Bookfest Pop-up Bookshop will replace the much loved “Chronicle – Lifeline Bookfest which may not go ahead in March 2021 as a direct result of the impact of COVID-19.

The Toowoomba Bookfest is Lifeline Darling Downs largest annual fundraiser. Over the past 40 years it has raised vital funds for their various community services and suicide prevention programs.

“With so many unknowns in regards to COVID-19 we are unsure whether we will be able to hold our annual Bookfest next year. The two-day book sale is a major revenue generator for the organisation therefore, we had to find an innovative way to replace the income stream and sell all our donated books”, Lifeline CEO, Derek Tuffield OAM said.

The new Lifeline Temporary Bookfest pop-up shop will be located at the Wilsonton Shopping Centre, in the old Dimmy’s store, from October 2020 to January 2021. The shop will be open Wednesdays to Saturdays 8.30am to 5pm.


There are books, CDs, DVDs, games and puzzles on sale with nothing over $5. As with all Lifeline stores and offices, customers are required to adhere to current social distancing rules and hand sanitiser is available in-store. EFTPOS continues to be the preferred payment method.

Anyone interested in volunteering at the pop-up bookshop can contact Angela on 4699 1607.

For Lifeline shop locations and individual trading hours visit or call 1300 991 443.

NOTES: Lifeline Darling Downs & South West Queensland Ltd (LDDSWQL) is a community-based organisation providing an array of crisis support and community services. For more information on
services or to support Lifeline Darling Downs with this and other life changing programs visit

Submitted by:
Kirsten McGovern
Manager Fundraising & Marketing
Lifeline Darling Downs & South West Queensland

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