Fine Music 102.5 Book & CD fairs

THERE are more than 30,000 items for sale at each Fine Music 102.5 Book and CD Fair, including books, CDs, DVDs and sheet music. The fairs have now been running for 30 years, with high-quality items donated by listeners of the radio station. Prices are reasonable, usually 70% less than a new book or CD.

We also have thousands of out-of-print titles and many scarce titles. Below is a list of upcoming fairs’ dates, venues and opening times. See bottom of page for types of books, CDs and sheet music, and for more information about Fine Music 102.5.

AUGUST 2012: LEICHHARDT
16th to 26th August, Leichhardt Town Hall, corner of Marion and Norton streets.
Thursday night opening 6pm-10pm, then daily 9am – 6pm

NOVEMBER 2012: BALMAIN
22nd November to 2nd December, Balmain Town Hall, 370 Darling St.
Thursday night opening 6pm-10pm, then daily 9am – 6pm

JANUARY 2013: CROWS NEST
17th to 28th January, Crows Nest Centre, 2 Ernest Place
Thursday night opening 6pm-10pm, then daily 9am – 6pm.

BOOKS
Categories include: History (including Australian local, Military history), Biography, Philosophy, Politics, Mind Body Spirit, Fiction Literature, Sci Fi, Fantasy, Crime, Thriller, Childrens & Teens, Reference, Cooking, Gardening, Crafts, Music, Art, Fashion, Architecture, Design, Collectible books, Old & interesting.

CDs
Always a huge range of Compact Discs at every Fair. On average over 8000 donated discs every Fair. Categories include: Classical, Opera, Vocal, Instrumental, Orchestra, Strings, Jazz, Rock, Pop, Funk, House, World, Show tunes, Easy listening.

SHEET MUSIC
Every Fair we have thousands of pieces, often donated by music professionals, to suit every taste. Many rare pieces also. Categories include Piano, Vocal, Opera, Music Scores, Piano accompaniment, Organ, Trumpet, Guitar, Cello, Violin, Flute, Saxophone

ABOUT FINE MUSIC 102.5
Fine Music 102.5 (formerly known as 2MBS FM 102.5) is Australia’s first stereo FM radio station. The station was officially opened on 1 February 1975 and we have now been on air for over 37 years. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, we broadcast a wide range of fine music. Renowned composers, orchestras, ensembles and soloists are featured in programs of classical and jazz music. Australia’s most talented composers and performers are also featured regularly in our broadcasts. In addition, Fine Music 102.5 is dedicated to fostering young Australian talent through the annual Young Performers Award and Young Composers Award. To complement our fine listening, we also publish Fine Music, a monthly magazine featuring interviews, previews, opinions, news, arts calendar and CD reviews. Fine Music has the complete listings of Fine Music 102.5 airplay. Fine Music 102.5 also has a professional recording studio for lease, which is used by some of Australia’s leading musicians for CD recordings. We also have a record catalogue featuring over 30 titles. Fine Music 102.5 is owned and operated by the Music Broadcasting Society of New South Wales Co-operative Limited. We are a member of the NSW Public Broadcasting Association and the Community Broadcasting Association of Australia. Apart from a small number of staff members, the station is entirely operated by hundreds of music lovers who generously volunteer their time and talents to organise and administer our extensive activities.