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
The UQ Alumni Book Fair® is only weeks away (starting the 3rd of May) and there are so many reasons to come and check it out. The UQ Centre will become home to thousands of books of every kind, ready to be picked up on the cheap. It will be a weekend full of easy Read more about How a Cheap Paperback Can Change Your Life[…]
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[…]
The Rare Book Auction will take place on the 3rd of May at the Fryer Library, UQ St Lucia, kicking off at 6pm. It will be an exciting evening where guests can bid for over 140 lots of exceptional books, including six lots of especially rare and prized pieces. The UQ Alumni Book Fair® begins Read more about The UQ Alumni Book Fair® and Rare Book Auction is approaching fast…[…]
Amongst the dusty books and volatile tape dispensers that seem to have a mind of their own, there is more than meets the eye at the UQ Alumni Friends Bookhouse. At the heart of the not-for-profit organisation is the diverse and generous community of volunteers, who not only work tirelessly towards every Fair, but are also willing to Read more about Nostalgia Through the Pages of a Book[…]
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[…]