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.

Due to room capacity restrictions, we ask that attendees register their attendance to avoid disappointment. 


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.

About Books and Reading

Come take part in this tradition of storytelling through events that celebrate the spoken word, the act of sharing stories, lived experiences and stories that are brought to life.


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UQ Centre