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Book Clubs with Mary Ryan’s Noosa

At Mary Ryan’s Noosa we like to be involved with book clubs of any and all interests. 

 For clubs and members associated with us, we have put together a package to add to the reading enjoyment and the social pleasure of the occasion. Mary Ryan Noosa book club members can now take advantage of the following benefits; 

  • A meeting place at the Sheraton River Lounge (day time meetings only) together with “Coffee and Cake” compliments of the Sheraton and Mary Ryans.
  • 10% off your book club choice.


  • 10% on any full price purchase at Mary Ryan’s Noosa on the day of your book club meeting.

We are also happy to advise on book club selection, reading guides or anything else that might assist 

So if you are a member of a book club, would like to start or join one give us a call on 5455 4848 or e mail and we would be happy to discuss it with you.  

PS – Some of our readers have expressed interest in a Crime and Mystery club – let us know if you are interested.                           

Mary Ryan's is not just about books! We specialise in unique cards for all occasions and also stock a small but eclectic range of music.

New music in stock this week - 'The Prophet', music inspired by the poetry of Kahlil Gibran, 'Jacques Loussier Plays Bach', and 'Classics for Babies', soothing music for your child.                   




Staff Book Suggestions


The Philanthropist -  by John Tesarsch

John Tesarsch's debut novel centres around Charles Bradshaw, wealthy Australian industrialist who, in the book's opening pages, suffers a massive heart attack. Left unable to continue his former lifestyle, he soon realises that, due to his past lack of interest in his family, they no longer respect or care much for him. A past love interest, Anna, a judge, contacts him and, through their reminiscing, as well as that of his family, various important events are re-described. This gives the reader an unusual understanding of the characters from different viewpoints. This is a compelling novel, with strong characters and themes of guilt and remorse and the fragileness of relationships. The writing is subtle and economic, and, John Tesarsch being a lawyer, there is some good legal knowledge throughout the novel, which never gets too heavy. Thoroughly enjoyable read, left me wondering whether perhaps Charles had been based on a real character in the Australian business world.


The World From Downunder - by George Negus

With over 40 years in television and journalism Gorge Negus has a few tales to tell. George has travelled the world, met and interviewed politicians, philosophers, peace-brokers, philanthropists, presidents, princes and pundits. The list is as varied as it is extraordinary. In his book, The World From Downunder, George looks at, with great insight, albeit somewhat sceptically at times, how our country and it's poilitics and culture fit itnto the wider global scheme of things. With his easy, conversational style, George unravels the big issues and all things that concern and provoke us.




New Music

We are all loving the latest release by Angus and Julia Stone. Relaxing and engaging melodies make these neo-folkies a must to add to your CD collection. Along similar lines we also have new releases by The John Butler Trio, Middle East, Lisa Mitchell and Xavier Rudd.


Location - Noosa

Wellington- "Colours of Noosa". Available from Mary Ryan's Noosa

  • Bay Village Hastings Street.
  • Next to the Sheraton.
  • Across the road from Main Beach
  • 12 minute ferry ride from Tewantin
  • 20 minutes from Maroochydore Airport and 40 minutes form Maroochydore.
  • 1.2 hours from Brisbane
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Mary Ryan's - Noosa

18 Hastings St, Noosa Heads
ph: +617 5455 4848
fax: +617 5455 4410

Opening Hours:
7 days 9:00-6:00