Book Fair Donations

Book Fair Donations

Please read on for more information and if you have any further queries,
please call (02) 9498 8805 or email us at

Our quality standards

Because we pride ourselves on the good quality and condition of books at our sales, we can only accept good-condition items that can be resold (with the exception of rare, valuable or antiquarian books). If items are yellowed, mouldy, torn, dirty, written in, defaced, have pages stuck together, or are in any other way significantly damaged, please recycle them rather than go to the trouble of bringing them to us.

If you have more than a few books, please place them in a small-sized cardboard box or shopping bag, which is light enough to be easily carried.

If you have any enquiries about donations, please call (02) 9498 8805 or email us at

Donating your pre-loved books?

Here's what we can and cannot accept:

Yes please!

New and used books



Vinyl records

Comic, graphic novels & Manga

Sheet music

Talking books audio on CD


Maps and atlases

Computer games

Collections of postage stamps

Materials in languages other than English

Jigsaw puzzles

Sorry, no thanks!

Reader's Digest magazines

Condensed books

Adult encyclopaedias, no matter how new

Magazines, including National Geographic Australian Geographic

Video tapes

Books that are 'leftovers' from other organisations' book sales, fetes or charity fundraising events

Books that have been 'retired' from school and public library collections

Any item not meeting our quality standards

Donations can be left at the following locations:

West Lindfield Book Depot

Operating Hours:

Book Depot: Mon–Thurs, 9:30am–3pm, excluding public holidays

Gordon Book Shed

Operating Hours:

Book Shed: Donations accepted 24/7

Office: This shed is emptied on Monday and Friday mornings as well as Wednesday afternoons. If the shed is full, please do not leave donations outside the shed as they can become weather-damaged. 

Polding Road Book Depot

The Lifeline Book Shed is located directly behind our office at 4 Park Avenue Gordon in the car park, off Pearson Avenue. As you enter the car park, there is a silver-coloured garden shed on the right, set back slightly from the car park and next to the blue clothing bins.

If you have any questions or queries, please ask the office between the hours of 9am and 5pm on weekdays.