About Mary Ryan's

A little about us: 

  1. We offer a literary experience.

  2. We have built our reputation on good books and we continue to share your love of good books.

  3. We have friendly, helpful, knowledgeable staff who share a passion for reading, a genuine admiration for and interest in authors, and a drive to bring them together with readers.

  4. We are a family of six bookshops operating in South-East Queensland since 1975.

  5. We are a specialised independent bookseller, selling an eclectic range of books, giftware, music, and dvds. 

  6. We incorporate reader-friendly features such as cafés and cosy reading areas.

  7. We are focussed on retail ambience and an emerging trend toward individuality and store personality.

  8. We focus on the look and feel of our stores, and believe all of our stores promote a lifestyle that is unique to Mary Ryan's.

  9. We have business plans and marketing in place that are targeted at localised events and community-based activities.

  10. We are a progressive and expanding group within the industry.

  11. We have a hands-on approach that enables us to offer our community a range of products and events designed to encapsulate future success.

  12. We are Queensland's favourite booksellers, Australian bookseller of the Year 2004, and Queensland's Independent Retailer of the Year 2012.

If books are your passion and reading your simplest pleasure, we offer both at Mary Ryan's.

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3Absolutely Beautiful Things
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