Visit our new, dedicated Books website here (or click on the relevant section below).


Donating books to the UQ Alumni Book Fair

The Books Team welcome donations of all type of books for the UQ Alumni Book Fair (not just textbooks).

Donations can be left in the Book Shed, in the car park outside Building 82E (Seddon West, St Lucia Campus), at any time. For details and directions to our offices click here.

Donations of large quantities of books need to be prearranged. Please call the Books Team on 07 3365 2263 on Tuesdays or Wednesdays before 12pm to arrange a suitable time.

UQ Alumni Book Fair

The UQ Alumni Book Fair is held biennially. Smaller sales are held in alternate years and every Christmas.

The 2019 UQ Alumni Book Fair ®  opens on 3rd May at 9am (9am-9pm on 3rd May, and 9am-5pm on 4th, 5th & 6th May). The Rare Book Auction is at Fryer Library on 3 May, 2019 (6pm for 6:30pm – viewing 4pm to 6pm). Press release here. For more information, visit

Previous sales

If you haven’t been to one of our Rare Book Auctions, or a UQ Alumni Book Fair, have a look below for a taste of what to expect!

The 2017 Rare Book Auction (2017 auction catalogue here, also see 2017 Press Release) was held on Friday, 21 April, 2017.