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
$29.99
2The Good People
Hannah Kent
3Crimson Lake
Candice Fox
$32.99
4Truly Madly Guilty
Liane Moriarty
$32.99
5Big Little Lies
Liane Moriarty
$14.99
6The German Girl
Armando Lucas Correa
$29.99
7Swing Time
Zadie Smith
$32.99
8Elon Musk
Ashlee Vance
$24.99
9Hidden Life of Trees
Peter Wohlleben
10Orphan X
Gregg Hurwitz
$19.99