Bendigo Book Fair

Bendigo Book Fair2024-04-11T09:33:04+10:00

Profits raised from the Bendigo Book Fair will support the work of Bendigo Foodshare

Support the Bendigo Book Fair

The Bendigo Book Fair is back again for another Easter raising funds for Bendigo Foodshare to help feed Central Victorians doing it tough.  

The Bendigo Book Fair is held at YMCA Tom Tweed Stadium, Mundy Street, Bendigo on: 

  • Good Friday – 9am to 5pm 
  • Easter Saturday – 9am to 5pm 
  • Easter Sunday – 9am to 5pm 
  • Easter Monday – 9am to 3pm 

Tens of thousands of pre-loved books, magazines, records, CDs & DVDs are on offer, all at bargain prices. Books are all sorted into categories and prices start at 50 cents for children’s books, $2.50 for non-fiction, $2-$3 for novels, and collectables are individually priced.

2024 Book Fairs

The Book Fairs for 2024 will be held over the Easter and AFL Grand Final long weekends.

  • Friday 29 March – Monday 1 April 2024
  • Friday 27 – Sunday 29 September 2024

How you can help:


We need many volunteers to make the event successful and are calling on volunteers to assist. Complete the form below to register your interest to volunteer. Volunteer shifts are usually 2hr time slots, and there are various roles including EFTPOS/Cash operator, fillers to restock and counters.

Volunteer shifts each day:

  • 9am-11am
  • 11am-1pm
  • 1pm-3pm
  • 3pm-5pm

Donate books:

Book donations can be placed in the ‘book bin’ located at YMCA Tom Tweed Stadium, Mundy St (down the right hand side of the stadium). If people need help loading large donations, there are people on site from 8am to 9.30am Monday and Thursday who can help unload.

2023 Wrap up

After many years successfully running the Bendigo Book Fair, in 2023 the Y Service Club of Bendigo handed over the running of the Book Fair to Bendigo Foodshare.

The 2023 Book Fairs have been a huge success with tens of thousands of books sold. Thanks to all who came along and purchased a book – every little bit makes a difference.

A massive thank you to the dream team Garth and Marg Keech, who did a wonderful job coordinating the Bendigo Book Fair over both the Easter and Grand Final long weekends. These two lovely people went above and beyond to make sure the events ran as smooth as possible.

A big thank you to the many volunteers who took time out of their weekends to assist with the fair. Many worked long hours, arriving before the event started to sort the books and staying after close up each day to tidy the books and tally numbers. The volunteers made sure the books were tidy, sorted, counted and assisted customers with purchasing. The Book Fair would not have been possible without you.

More information:

For all queries about the Book Fair, expression of intertest to volunteer and how to donate books, please contact volunteer Garth Keech directly on 0418 267 122 or via email

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