Roaring Stories is temporarily closed during the Sydney lockdown period, but we are still offering curbside collection and home delivery via email and phone orders. Read the full list of COVID-safe measures here.

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 and Shanti. 

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

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