Hamilton Book Fair

Come along to Hamilton's three-day Book Fair! You will find thousands of books covering all genres at low prices.

Book Fair details

When: The Book Fair runs over three days and entry is free.

Friday 6 September, 9am - 6pm

Saturday 7 September, 10am - 5pm

Sunday 8 September, 10am - 3pm

Where: Te Rapa Race Course, Hamilton. 

Free parking available on site.

Methods of payment: Cash and EFTPOS

All you can read

Thousands of books at low prices, including a ‘$1 room’ and the ‘collector’s corner’ for unique books.

Book genres include fiction, non-fiction, health, cooking, biography, animals, large print, foreign, romance, children, DIY, gardening, history, travel, war and many more.

Magazines, CDs, DVDs and records are also for sale.

Red Cross fundraiser

The Hamilton Book Fair has been an annual fundraising event organised by our dedicated volunteers for 23 years! Over the years, we have raised a considerable amount of donations to support the good work of New Zealand Red Cross in communities across Aotearoa and around the world.

Books wanted!

We're collecting books all year around - you can drop off your unwanted books at our office, 422 Te Rapa Road, Hamilton or we can pick them (call 07 849 0285 ext 1 or email waikato@redcross.org.nz). 

Note that we do no accept vinyl records or video cassettes.

Get in touch

We're always looking for more good quality books or a hand to help us during the event. Get in touch with us if you want to help - contact our Hamilton Service Centre at waikato@redcross.org.nz or on 07 849 0285.