Welcome

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

$32.99

Trust

Hernán Diaz

Caroline Beecham

George Haddad

Ned Manning

Elizabeth Tynan

Jennifer Pinkerton

$32.99

Scrubbed

Dr Nikki Stamp

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