The Big Picture

The bookselling industry is a strong, mature market comprising many mass market and specialist booksellers. Retail sales each year exceed more than $1.5 billion. The industry is characterised by a large number of participants, with independent booksellers and small chains like Mary Ryan's attributed to around 25% of these sales.

The latest trends in the Australian book retail market are the introduction of book superstores, which stock a large range of books, music, and DVDs. Many also have other features such as cafés and reading areas. There is a growing emphasis towards retail ambience and an emerging trend toward individuality and store personality.

As a progressive and expanding group within the book 
industry, Mary Ryan's bases it's business and marketing plans on localised events, author functions, and community-based activity. This hands-on approach enables Mary Ryan's to offer consumers a range of products and events designed to ensure both our affinity with our loyal customer base and our future success.

Mary Ryan's also focuses on the look and feel of our stores. Customers comment on the relaxed and leisurely atmosphere of our Mary Ryan's stores. We believe all of our stores promote a welcoming, friendly lifestyle that is unique to Mary Ryan's.

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