Hervey Bay

Upcoming events at Hervey Bay

2014-09-03 - Book Busking for Indigenous Literacy Day
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2014-09-13 - An Afternoon with Brooke Davis
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General News

Each month, Mary Ryan's Hervey Bay brings you the latest news on books, CDs, and DVDs, and keeps you informed of upcoming events and specials in our coffee shop. We hope you will enjoy what's on offer at Mary Ryan's, and we look forward to seeing you in store soon.

Visit our events page for the latest book launches and in-store activities. This page is updated monthly to keep you informed of upcoming events.

Please feel free to contact our friendly staff for information on store events or for assistance with any questions you may have about books, CDs, or DVDs.


We're currently taking registrations for two new Book Clubs (Wednesdays and Saturdays) and a Teenage Book Group. We're also commencing a monthly Book Chat where you can sit down with a staff member for an informal discussion about what we're reading, latest releases and upcoming books. 

If you're interested in finding out more about our Book Clubs or Book Chats, please contact Cate on 4194 2111.

If you are looking for that special gift, but don't know what to purchase, our convenient Gift Cards will eliminate the guess work for you. Our Gift Cards can be redeemed in the bookshop, ABC section, or coffee shop. Just ask our friendly staff for assistance. 



At Mary Ryan's Hervey Bay, you can choose to dine in air-conditioned comfort in our coffee shop or dine alfresco in our shaded outdoor area. Our coffee shop staff pride themselves on serving the best coffee in Hervey Bay. 

Have you tried our new double-walled latte glasses? In both regular and large sizes, they have a vacuum between two layers of glass that keeps the coffee hot while they're cool to touch. 

Why not meet a friend at Mary's and try our delicious range of homemade cheese cakes and slices, or let us tempt you with our exclusive selection of cakes, scones and biscuits?  Our sandwiches, wraps and paninis are all made fresh daily. Whatever your fancy, you won't be disappointed at Mary Ryan's.

We change our selection of cakes and other desserts on a daily basis so there's always something new to try. Our new macchiato and choc mint tarts are highly recommended. We also aim to offer a number of gluten-free choices.

We've recently introduced home-made soup for the cooler months and they're all gluten-free. Check our blackboard for the soup of the day.

Group bookings are welcome for special occasions, club meetings, or parties. Please advise our staff in advance for catering purposes so that we can ensure your visit is comfortable and memorable.

Please don't hesitate to call our friendly staff to discuss your requirements.

We look forward to making your visit to Mary Ryan's a pleasurable experience.

Staff Book Suggestions

Our staff have excellent knowledge on a wide range of genres and are happy to assist with all your book requests.

If you're unable to find the book you are seeking, we can always place a special order

And if you can't decide on that special gift, remember we have gift cards available to solve your problem!

For the latest information on new releases and events at Mary Ryan's Hervey Bay, like our facebook page 


Location - Hervey Bay

Mary Ryan's Hervey Bay is located in the busy shopping and business centre at Bay Central, Pialba. Mary Ryan's is a unique bookstore with the addition of a coffee shop and in-store ABC Centre.

You will find us on the corner of 5/15 Central Ave, between the Post Office and ANZ Bank, and directly across the road from Stocklands shopping plaza and the bus terminal in Hervey Bay. Ample parking is available right outside the store and we are easily recognisable by the ABC Centre and green Mary Ryan logos. Local buses run regularly to and from the bus terminal just across the road at Stocklands shopping Plaza.

Hervey Bay is located on the Fraser Coast approximately 300 kilometres north of Brisbane. With a population in excess of 52,000, it is one of the fastest growing areas in Australia. Renowned for its temperate climate and unique natural features including calm waters, magnificent beaches, annual whale migration, and World Heritage listed Fraser Island, Hervey Bay is not only a popular tourist destination, it is also rapidly establishing a strong reputation for economic growth and development.

If you are a visitor to the Fraser Coast, Mary Ryan's offers a unique experience for lovers of books, music, and coffee.  From a light hearted holiday read to something more challenging, the staff at Mary Ryan's are only too happy to assist you with your enquiries and needs.

While in Hervey Bay, why not enjoy all that our area has to offer — magnificent tranquil waters and foreshore, whale watching, fishing, and World Heritage listed Fraser Island, to name a few of the must-see sights.

Now with direct airport links to Brisbane and Sydney, Hervey Bay is fast attracting both interstate and international tourists.  Accommodation choices range from camping and caravanning, to 5-star hotels and self-contained units.

You are sure to find Hervey Bay the perfect escape to relax and unwind — come and visit us soon and enjoy the experience!

For public transport information about getting to the store please visit the Wide Bay Transit website at http://www.widebaytransit.com.au/

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Mary Ryan's - Hervey Bay

5/15 Central Avenue Pialba
Hervey Bay

Postal Address:
PO Box 339
Hervey Bay QLD AUSTRALIA 4655

Ph: +617 4194 2111
Fax: +617 4124 2156
Email: herveybay@maryryan.com.au

Opening hours:
Mon - Fri 8am-5pm
Sat - 9am-3pm