Our team have been hard at work to create a book lover’s paradise. 130,000-plus books – as well as DVDs, CDs, LPs, prints, photographs and even jigsaws – are all available for sale now at the St Lucia Campus UQ Centre. This is a great excuse to visit UQ’s much-loved, leafy St Lucia campus. Parking Read more about 2019 UQ Alumni Book Fair is OPEN![…]
The news is out. Or rather, the press release is out! The Book Group volunteers are packed, and ready to start filling the UQ Centre. Not long now until the opening of the UQ Alumni Book Fair®. See you at 9am on Friday 3rd May, 2019? Catherine Lawrence
It appeared just another day of book-sorting when one of our dedicated volunteers came across a rare treasure. At the bottom of a cardboard box, cast aside and forgotten, was a first edition copy of Carl Friedrich Gauss’ Recherches Arithmetiques. For those of us less mathematically minded, this name may mean nothing. Any keen mathematician, Read more about Carl Friedrich Gauss, Recherches Arithmetique[…]
It’s great to be on a countdown to the 2019 Rare Book Auction, to be held on the opening day of the UQ Alumni Book Fair® on 3rd May 2019. The 2017 Rare Book Auction was the first book auction I have ever attended. And it certainly won’t be the last. I can’t wait until Read more about Looking Forward to the 2019 Rare Book Auction[…]
The UQ Library website includes a number of fascinating on-line exhibitions. Including this one! Some background information on some of the significant donations (of funds and of special books) by Alumni Friends, and as a result of the work of the UQ Alumni Book Fair volunteers.
My wife Lana and I were recently invited to a morning tea at Fryer, where we and other visitors swapped stories. Simon Farley showed us a book, in French, “A Supplement to Bougainville’s Voyage” (Supplément au voyage de Bougainville), a translation of an unofficial published account of the voyage of the Endeavour, attributed to English midshipman Read more about Fryer Library Memories, by Peter Hadgraft[…]
Alumni Friends of The University of Queensland Inc. have donated $50,000 to launch the fundraising for the creation of a dedicated teaching space within the Fryer Library at the University’s St Lucia Campus. The University of Queensland’s Fryer Library intends to transform part of its reading room into a teaching space that will allow for Read more about Friends Unite to Support UQ Fryer Library Teaching Space[…]