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Independent booksellers since 1969.

Meet the Author at Brays

Following our hugely successful evening with Michael Brissenden – we have another fabulous author event coming up on Tuesday, September 19th! Tania Blanchard 6:30 for a 7:00pm start The origin story of Tania’s novel, The Girl from Munich, is hinged on a … Continue reading

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Special Story Time Event

Speech Pathology Week is coming up on the 20-26th August. The aim of the week is to not only promote the work of speech pathologists but to ensure that communication is a basic human right for everyone. Each year, during … Continue reading

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Author Visits at Brays

Exciting news! We are now able to host author evenings in our shop. We will have a range of authors – someone to interest everyone. Michael Brissenden First off the rank, on Tuesday August 8th, is Michael Brissenden – who … Continue reading

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The promise of a cookbook…

At Brays, we not only love to peruse the wonderfully delicious cookbooks that grace our shelves, we also love trying them out on our family and friends! Recently Sara’s daughter baked one of Annabel Crabb’s yummy recipes – Blueberry and Orange … Continue reading

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Miles Franklin Shortlist 2017

The Miles Franklin Literary Award Shortlist was announced this week. The finalists are: An Isolated Incident by Emily Maguire (Picador) The Last Days of Ava Langdon by Mark O’Flynn  (UQP) Their Brilliant Careers by Ryan O’Neill (Black Inc.) Waiting by Philip Salom (Puncher … Continue reading

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What are We Reading?

It’s official! Reading books is Australia’s most enjoyable leisure activity. A recent survey showed that ‘reading books’ rated well ahead of ‘browsing the internet’, ‘watching tv’ and ‘creative craft’. The top 4 reasons given for reading were: For relaxation To … Continue reading

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Pretty Book Covers

Do attractive covers influence you when you’re book browsing? The good folk at the Australian Book Design Awards 2017 think so. Each year for the past 65 years, they have celebrated the bravest and brightest, the most original and beautiful books published in … Continue reading

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NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2017

On Monday night the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards were announced. For the first time in the awards history the Book of the Year prize was taken out by a play. Congratulations to all the winners. We were delighted to see … Continue reading

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New Philosopher & Womankind Magazine

The latest editions of our best selling Womankind and New Philosopher magazines have now arrived in store. This quarter, #16 New Philosopher is all about food. What we eat and why. Too little; too much. Production, consumption and waste. Articles … Continue reading

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Sydney Writer’s Festival 2017 Launch

One of the pleasures of being a book seller is attending the many book and festival launches that occur throughout the year. Last night was the Launch of the 2017 Sydney Writer’s Festival season. It was also the first time … Continue reading

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