Last updated: 17 July 2021

In response to new restrictions announced by the NSW government, the Roaring Stories store will be temporarily closed as of 2pm Saturday, 17 July.

The business will, however, continue to operate for customers through curbside collection and free, contactless home delivery for orders $30+ for residents of Balmain and surrounding suburbs (including Birchgrove, Rozelle, Lilyfield, Leichhardt, Annandale, Glebe and Drummoyne). For home delivery, orders placed on weekdays will be delivered that same day, and orders placed on weekends will be delivered the following Monday.

To place an order, either:

  • Email the store at, or
  • Phone the store on 9810 5613 (if the phone is unattended, please leave a message including your name and contact number so we can get back to you).

You may request a specific title or product, or ask for a recommendation. For ideas on great new releases across different genres and ages, see our Reading Guides page. Roaring Stories also sells an array of other products, including games, puzzles and journals, which can also be ordered to help alleviate the lockdown blues.

Please take care of yourselves and your loved ones, stay safe and we hope we can welcome you back into the store soon. 

Roaring Stories Bookshop Balmain