Monthly Archives: September 2012

Playing with ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’

Publishers are having lots of fun with parodies and title twists of ‘Fifty Shades….’. Coming soon is the parody ‘Fifty Sheds of Grey’ and later popular science writer Dr. Karl has a twist with ‘Fifty Shades of Grey Matter’. I like the … Continue reading

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Playing with titles of Oz classics

Caught some of Richard Glover’s afternoon show on ABC702 yesterday – wish I had more time to listen to radio. He is asking people to suggest variations on the titles of classic Australian books along with a brief description of … Continue reading

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The first blowfly and the first pallet

We had our first blowfly of Spring last week and this week the first palette of ‘Christmas’ books. Not keen on the blowfly but delighted with the fantastic books which are now flooding into the shop. My current favourite is ‘The … Continue reading

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Exactly 6 days to the new J. K. Rowling book!

It is 5 p.m. on September 21st and that means it is exactly 6 days to the minute before the release of J. K. Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’. It is under strict embargo so we are not even allowed to … Continue reading

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Books good for children’s health

I came across a fascinating bit of information this week. The doctors in the emergency room of an English hospital noticed that they were having an unusually quiet weekend. They suggested that one of their number take some time off … Continue reading

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SAVE 20% (or more!) ON TOP NEW RELEASE BOOKS

It has long been our policy at Brays to offer a great selection of top new releases at 20% off the recommended retail price – we believe in service and value! As we add newer arrivals older titles revert to … Continue reading

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But wait, there’s more

This month has already seen a host of fabulous books hit the shelves. But wait, there’s more! On Monday I’ll be in Mudgee meeting with other independent booksellers to share our knowledge of books to be published from October to … Continue reading

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Louise Fulton-Keats new book: the launch

It would be all too easy to rave about the fabulous setting for the launch, right on the harbour overlooking the Harbour Bridge, and the food, catering by Aria and Louise’s mum Suzanne Gibbs, but the real story is Louise’s … Continue reading

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