The Perfect Candidate

At Mary Ryan's we expect our franchisees and managers to operate an exceptional store. We are looking for outstanding candidates who:

  • Are passionate about books, reading, and creating the best possible retail environment within which to operate Mary Ryan's stores.
  • Are available to be personally involved in the business. This is a hands-on role, which requires the dedication and motivation which sets Mary Ryan's apart from other booksellers.
  • Possess a working knowledge of business and a good entrepreneurial flair.
  • Appreciate the community, culture, and market in which your store will operate.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills coupled with a strong customer service ethic. Plus the ability to bring pleasure to customers, as well as the leadership to encourage staff to feel pride and ownership in your Mary Ryan's franchise.
  • Exhibit the personal financial ability or backing to fund the investment.
  • Know how to focus on what's important in a retail business and are willing to follow a successful system.
  • Show an eye for the finer points (retail is detail) and pride themselves on creating exceptional displays and providing excellent product range and professional advice in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.

Mary's Top 10

1The Barefoot Investor
Scott Pape
2The Good People
Hannah Kent
3Crimson Lake
Candice Fox
4Truly Madly Guilty
Liane Moriarty
5Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty
6The German Girl
Armando Lucas Correa
7Swing Time
Zadie Smith
8Elon Musk
Ashlee Vance
9Hidden Life of Trees
Peter Wohlleben
10Orphan X
Gregg Hurwitz