Our Commitment

Franchisee field support
Franchisees will receive store visits, structured to assist in business development and analysis, by our Franchise Management Team. You will be provided with guidance and assistance on key business indicators including stock management, financial performance, key performance indicators, and sales analysis.

Local marketing
The Mary Ryan's philosophy is to welcome the local community to our stores. Franchisees will receive support in structuring author events, book launches, reading groups, and key local events. Our marketing manager, along with our marketing company Market to Market, will provide information and expertise in regards to PR, local press, radio, and media.

Mary Ryan's buying power and special terms negotiated with suppliers and publishers are extended to our franchisees. You will benefit from exclusive deals, group buying, and improved gross margin.

Site selection is a key criteria when establishing a new business. Mary Ryan's provide support in evaluating any proposed site including demographic analysis, site selection, and site analysis. The Mary Ryan's offer is unique, but it is critical to review and assess competitor activity, store locations, and traffic flow. You will be provided with assistance in lease negotiation, rent to sales calculations, store fitout and design, signage, plans, and colour schemes.

If you already have a bookstore and are interested in joining Mary Ryan's, contact our Franchise Manager to discuss your individual situation.

Business Development

Winning industry awards doesn't just happen, it takes people, planning, and results, backed up by a proven system which can be delivered across all Mary Ryan's stores. Our commitment is to continually review our business and look for ways to further extend our offer and connections within our community.                                            

Franchisees provide the vital link as the interface with our customers and know that they have the commitment and support of a head office team continually striving for excellence.

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