The University of Sydney’s Chancellor’s Committee Book Fair returns after a two-year COVID-19 related absence.
The Chancellor’s Committee Book Fair invites students, staff and the public to browse the heavily discounted pre-loved collection. There is something for everyone – from rare books to cheap textbooks, fiction, poetry, art, travel, children’s titles, literature and academic titles, as well as CDs and DVDs. The popular Book Fair will take place from 10am to 4pm on Saturday September 10 to Wednesday September 14, 2022.
Previous years have seen over 50,000 books on sale. Sustainability is at the heart of the event, with three years’ worth of books now saved up, that’s thousands of books to be re-homed and saved from landfill. The committee has also used its stocks to donate fiction stock to Lismore Library, whose collection was badly damaged in the February floods.
The Chancellor’s Committee invests funds raised through Book Fair sales into a wide range of university projects and programs. Recently, the committee supported the USYD Rocketry Team, who were crowned world champions at the 2022 Spaceport America Cup, and funded bursaries to support students with their tuition.
The Book Fair is entirely managed by the Chancellor’s Committee, a committed group of volunteers who encourage the community to visit the campus and raise funds to carry out projects to benefit the university. They work across all aspects of the Book Fair – taking donations throughout the year, categorising the books, setting up the Great Hall and staffing the event. They also rely on students, staff, community and alumni volunteers to help during the Fair.
Visitors on the last two days of the Book Fair can grab an extra bargain. They can fill a box with books of their choice for just $10 on the Tuesday and $5 on the Wednesday.