How a Cheap Paperback Can Change Your Life

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[…]

Carl Friedrich Gauss, Recherches Arithmetique

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 UQ Alumni Book Fair® and Rare Book Auction is approaching fast…

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…[…]

Nostalgia Through the Pages of a Book

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[…]

Fryer Library Memories, by Peter Hadgraft

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[…]