Just before Easter 43 years ago we moved into 268 Darling St Balmain. We spent Easter slaving away to convert a dusty, dirty shoe repair shop and dry cleaning agency into a sparkling bookshop and we’ve been here ever since. I certainly didn’t expect to still be bookselling in 2012 but books definitely get in the blood and there are ALWAYS wonderful new titles coming through so the excitement remains undiminished.
Recently I was telling my staff some early Brays Books’ stories and they urged to write about those early days. I’m working on it.
P.S We kept the dry cleaning agency for some years – it paid the rent!
P.P.S. It was a bit of a shock when we found that quite a few floorboards were missing – that threw the schedule out somewhat!