Hervey Bay

General News

Each month, Mary Ryan's Hervey Bay brings you the latest news on books, CD's and DVD's, 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 instore activities.  This page is updated monthly to keep you informed of upcoming events.

Our Summer Good Book Guide is out now for some great reading ideas.

Over the Xmas holiday period, Mary Ryan's Hervey Bay will be open on Sundays from 10am - 3pm.

Please feel free to contact our friendly staff for information on store events or for assistance with any questions you may have about books, CD's or DVD's.  PH: 41942111


At Mary Ryan's Hervey Bay we presently have two vibrant bookclubs operating.  One group meets on the first Thursday of the month at 9.30am.

The second Book Club meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 3.30pm.
If you would like to join either of these groups, please contact Meegan on 41942111 for details.

Our Summer Good Book Guide is out now  and there are some great new releases for the avid reader. With Xmas fast approaching, now is the time to consider purchasing gifts to avoid the inevitable rush.  At Mary Ryan's, you are most welcome to place your Xmas purchases on layby. 

If you are unsure of what to buy for Xmas, 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.  Ask our friendly staff for assistance.

Xmas stock is arriving daily and we look forward to seeing you in store soon.

Don't forget........we will be open on Sundays from 10am - 3pm over the Xmas holiday season.



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

We have recently added Dutch Pancakes (poffertjes) to our sweets menu.  Try them with maple syrup or berries and cream/ice cream.  Delicious! These are proving a popular choice with our regular customers.

Group bookings are welcome for special occasions or club meetings.  Please advise our staff in advance for catering purposes so that we can make your visit as comfortable as possible.

With Xmas fast approaching, Mary Ryan's is the perfect location for your Xmas get together.  For the Xmas holiday season, Mary Ryan's will be open on Sundays from 10am - 3pm.

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

Here are our favourite picks for the month:


Adult Fiction: " A Tiny Bit Marvellous" by Dawn French

                         "The Distant Hours" by Kate Moreton

Children's Book: "Never Smile at a Crocodile"  (Book with CD)

DVD:  "Stephen Fry Live at the Opera House"

            "Greatest Cities of the World" and "Rivers" 

             with Griff Rhys Jones

CD:  "Fly Me To The Moon" - Jazz for a dreamy evening

There is plenty on offer this month at Mary Ryan's Hervey Bay. 

Don't forget, our Summer Good Book Guide is out now and there are some great new releases in store for the avid reader.  During the Xmas Holiday season, we will be open on Sundays from 10am - 3pm.

Our staff are happy to assist with all your book requests and we look forward to seeing you in store soon.

If you can't decide on that special gift,  we have gift cards available to make your selection simple.

New stock is arriving daily in preparation for Xmas.  You are most welcome to Layby now for Xmas!

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 location of 5/15 Central Ave, between the Post Office and ANZ Bank and directly across the road from Centro shopping plaza and the bus terminal in Hervey Bay. Ample parking is available right outside the store and we are easily recognizable by the ABC Centre and Mary Ryan Logo's. Local buses run regularly to and from the bus terminal just across the road at Centro shopping Plaza.

Hervey Bay is located on the Fraser Coast approximately 300 klm 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, but is 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 Ryans 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 air line links to Brisbane and Sydney, Hervey Bay is fast attracting both interstate and international tourists.  Accommodation choices range from camping and caravaning, to 5 star hotels.

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 405
Hervey Bay QLD AUSTRALIA 4655

Ph: +617 41942111
Fax: +617 41242156
Email: herveybay@maryryan.com.au

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