Monthly Archives: July 2012

The New J. K. Rowling novel

‘The Casual Vacancy’, the new novel from J. K. Rowling, will be available from 5 pm Easter Standard Time on Thursday, September 27th. There will be simultaneous release around the world.Far from the world of Harry Potter this book is … Continue reading

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Brays Books July/August newsletter

Our latest newsletter is now available. You can pick your copy up at the shop or you can find it on-line at Of course if you  would like other reading suggestions you can go to our ‘Staff Recommendations’ sections … Continue reading

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Spend $50, get a $10 Bonus Voucher!

Our famous Bonus Coupons are back. For every $50 you spend (in a single purchase) during this month (July) you will receive a $10 Brays Bonus Coupon which you can redeem against any purchase during the month of August. It … Continue reading

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Author Evening: Meet Hannah Richell!

Hannah Richell is the author of ‘Secrets of The Tides’. It is the story of a mother and her two daughters in a family with a terrible secret. But each of them has a different version of the secret. It … Continue reading

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Philip Bray and Barbara Horgan are still excited!

I was chatting with Barbara Horgan of Shearer’s Bookshop at a trade function a few weeks ago. As is often the case our conversation centred around the St. Kilda AFL team and books. It is likely that you don’t share the lifelong … Continue reading

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The trials and tribulations of blogging

With my previous post I had the experience of mysterious spaces appearing, other spaces disappearing, pictures moving and other irritations. It can be very frustrating trying to get a blog to look the way you want and then having it … Continue reading

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Books that changed Stephanie Alexander and Cathy Kelly

I have mentioned the ‘Books that Changed Me’ segment of the Sun-Herald before. Two of the segments caught my eye recently. Both Stepanie Alexander and Cathy Kelly mentioned one of their own books. Bit cheeky? Well no, I’ll let them … Continue reading

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Missed author now found

Last week I wrote about ‘missing’ an author – and ‘finding’ her. I was scrolling through some bumpf and came across this quote, “The plot has it all. I have no doubt that in a year’s time I am going … Continue reading

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Michael Leunig, books and thoughts

I saw a lovely Leunig cartoon last week. In it a man was standing at a table which was heaped high with books. The sign on the table said, “There is one good book on this table, good luck in … Continue reading

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Our Patrick White Winner!

Let there be no confusion here, no-one has actually won Patrick White! But someone has won the two hardback volumes of Patrick’s novels, Voss and The Vivisector. We had some entertaining entries. Among others  Queen Willy went with a SciFi … Continue reading

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