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The Stella Prize Longlist 2019

We love a good longlist at Brays. The anticipation! Waiting and wondering to see if any of our staff favourite’s will also get the nod from the award judges. Last night the Stella Prize announced their longlist for 2019. We … Continue reading

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Costa Book Awards

        The Costa Book of the Year Award, announced their category winners last week. They are: First novel The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle (Stuart Turton, Bloomsbury) Novel Normal People (Sally Rooney, Faber) Biography The Cut Out Girl (Bart van … Continue reading

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Meet the Author – Tessa Lunney

Kiki Button is here!  Meet the glamorous, witty and charming Kiki and her equally glamorous, witty and charming sidekick, Tessa! Tuesday 26th June 2018 6:30 for a 7:00pm start Bookings are essential. Cost: $12.50 per person – $10 for Brays … Continue reading

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Longlists, Shortlists & Winners

Tis the season for book awards. Love them or hate them, it’s hard to avoid them. Every time I open my emails at the moment, another book award is being announced (or not, in the case of this year’s Nobel … Continue reading

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Author Event with Caroline Beecham

Meet the Author at Brays Books! Caroline Beecham Tuesday 29th May 2018 6:30 for a 7:00pm start Bookings are essential. Cost: $12.50 per person – $10 for Brays Loyalty Club members. Finger food and drinks included. To book, phone 9810 … Continue reading

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Staff Favourites

We recently asked our staff to tell us the last book they had read AND loved. Tim read AND loved He by John Connolly. He is Stan Laurel and in this biographical novel you feel as if you are treading … Continue reading

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Local Business Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2018 Inner West Local Business Awards! “The public now have the opportunity to nominate their favourite local businesses in a selected category.” To vote for Brays Books please click on this link to our Inner West … Continue reading

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Slow Reading

Many of you may have heard of the slow movement, especially as it relates to food, parenting and travel, but in recent times, slow reading has been added to the list of things to enjoy in a more leisurely fashion. … Continue reading

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Macquarie Dictionary Word of the Year

Last week we heard that the Macquarie Dictionary Committee’s Choice for Word of the Year 2017 went to… Perhaps, like me, you were a little puzzled, out of the twitter loop, and left wondering what on earth was a ‘milkshake … Continue reading

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Meet the Author – Luke Slattery

Tuesday 21st November at Brays Books 6:30pm for a 7pm start $12.50 of $10 for Brays Loyalty Members Luke Slattery is a Sydney-based journalist, editor and columnist. His work has appeared in The Australian, The Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian Financial … Continue reading

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