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, reading your solace, and coffee your simplest pleasure, you'll find all three at Mary Ryan's. 

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Mary's Top 10

1Fromelles and Pozieres: In the Trenches of Hell
Peter FitzSimons
2Old School: Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 10
Jeff Kinney
3All Fall Down
Matthew Condon
4The Lake House
Kate Morton
5Thirteen Ways of Looking
Colum McCann
6Me Before You
Jojo Moyes
7Tangible Links: A History of the Fraser Coast in 50 Objects and Places
George Seymour
8The Road to Little Dribbling
Bill Bryson
9Every Time I Find the Meaning of Life, They Change It
Daniel Klein
10Grandpa's Great Escape
David Walliams