Roaring Stories has opened its Darling Street doors again! Friends, so long as you’re fully vaccinated, we can’t wait to welcome you inside. Read our COVID Safe opening conditions here. If you have yet to get the double dose, you can still order books for curbside collection or home delivery.

Roaring Stories is Balmain’s independent bookstore, serving the book-loving community of the neighbourhood and surrounds. More than just a place lined with shelves, Roaring Stories aspires to be a welcoming threshold for journeys to begin: to faraway places and back in time; to personal development and enriched understandings; to fantastical worlds and matters close to heart. You may remember us under our former name Brays Books.

 If you need a guide across our wide range of genres and titles, just ask our friendly team of expert booksellers: Bronwyn, Tim, Sylvia, Nell, Stella, Shanti and Lia.

Happy reading, beautiful booklovers. We hope to see you soon.

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