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Brays Bestsellers for 2016

Our top twelve bestselling books in Balmain for 2016 included eight titles by Australian authors. It’s wonderful to see our home grown authors being so widely read and appreciated. Our number one bestseller for 2016, outselling even J. K. Rowling, was local author … Continue reading

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The Children’s Book Council Awards (CBCA) 2016

It’s a privilege to support our fabulous Australian children’s authors and illustrators. Annual awards like the CBCA gives us an opportunity to highlight some of our favourites as well as discover new delights. This week the CBCA Notable Books for 2016 … Continue reading

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The Very Hungry Zombie

JUST ARRIVED! Most Aussie kids will have grown up loving “The Very Hungry Caterpillar”. Now there is this clever parody to entertain us as adults. It comes in an appropriate board book format and at only $17.95 will make a great fun … Continue reading

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It’s our birthday! 43 years young!

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. … Continue reading

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It’s FREE if you’re quick!

We still have a few copies of  Eating and Drinking Sydney 2012 to give away. See our earlier blog on how to get you free copy.

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A Cherokee Legend

An old Cherokee is teaching his grandson about life.                                                                                                               “A fight is going on inside me’, he said to the boy. “It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.  One is evil – he is anger, … Continue reading

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To Kill a Mocking Bird is No. 1 – so far

It is still early days in our ‘favourite books’ competition but already ‘To Kill a Mocking Bird’ is a clear leader from ‘Jane Eyre’ as the most often chosen book. Will there be any changes as more entries come in? … Continue reading

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Our VERY Lucky Country

For Australians there is so much good news when we go a little deeper than some of the sensational headlines. For instance, Australia is the 2nd greatest country in which to live in the world! This is according to the … Continue reading

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Paris to the Past and Woody Allen

Paris to the Past; Travelling Through French History by Train was the fourth book discussed with Robbie Buck. You will find a review of  it in an earlier blog. While on the subject of Paris, Sue and I went to … Continue reading

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A night in France with Robbie Buck on ABC 702

It was fun talking with Robbie on Tuesday night although the rain and traffic meant that I got to the studio just in time! Each of the four books we talked about had a French connection so his producer, Susan, had arranged … Continue reading

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