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, Stella, Shanti, Lia and April.

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

Roaring Stories Bookshop Balmain

Roaring Pages

Interviews, reviews, lists and more

New Release Highlights

Siang Lu

Ann Cleeves

Sloane Crosley



Simon Mawer



Cameron K. Murray, Paul Frijters

Josephine Greywoode

Joy McCann

Barry Jonsberg

Tom Adams

Mai Ly Degnan, Adam Skinner

Holden Sheppard

Sign Up

Stay in the loop with the Roaring Stories newsletter, packed with exclusive offers, new releases, events and more