ONE man's trash could be another's life-saving treasure this weekend when the doors open to Lifeline's Bookfest.
For the fourth year in a row, Lifeline's Bookfest has landed in Newcastle and aims to raise money for a worthy cause.
It is counting on the public to come and grab a bargain, as all proceeds will go towards vital suicide prevention services in the Hunter, including Lifeline's 24/7 crisis support line.
Lifeline Newcastle & Hunter receives only 19 per cent of its annual income in federal funding to keep these services operating, so it relies on its supporters to make up the shortfall each year.
This year, the Bookfest will be held at Newcastle Basketball Stadium this Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 3pm.
Thousands of pre-loved books will be on sale, starting from as little as 50¢.
In the lead-up to the event, dedicated Lifeline volunteers have sorted, packed, labelled and transported donated books to the stadium, ready to sell.
Volunteer Bill Iceton said it was a worthy cause and needed more public attention.
"The books are good value and they can be turned into money for Lifeline's services."