Australian Independent Bookseller

All the best books from your local independent bookseller

About Our Store

 A literary oasis in the tropics.

Winner of Regional Store of the Year 2011 - (Australian Independent Bookseller)

We are open 7 days - Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.30 pm and Saturday & Sunday 9.00 am to 1.00 pm

Mary Who? Bookshop is locally owned and operated by Sue Cole and Kerry McIlroy. The bookshop has been in Sue's family for over 30 years, she and Kerry have owned it for the last 18.

Independent bookshops create communities around books.

We run reading groups and host events onsite and off. We're on top of the latest books, we pre-order with publishers for new releases months in advance, well before the national or international publication dates. 


We are North Queensland's absolutely fabulous (and proudly) independent bookshop, with a surprising range of:

  • Books - The Works! Fiction, Non-Fiction, Australian, International.  
  • Music - Classical, World, Jazz, Indigenous....and what ever we happen to like actually.
  • Dvds - ABC, SBS and selected Art House. 
  • Greeting Cards - A broad, beautiful and often quirky selection which is constantly changing. 
  • Stationery (Journals) - Moleskine, Palomino, Paperblanks, Corban & Blair, Rhodia..etc..etc..
  • Chocolate - Alter Eco, Daintree Estates, Kennedy & Wilson, Caffarel, Valrhona, Marou, Vivani, ...etc. 
  • Market Baskets - Genuine French-style market baskets, hand crafted in Morocco from natural palm fibre with strong Moroccan leather handles.
  • Jigsaw Puzzles - Clementoni Collection, Puzzles and Puzzle Mats.
  • Games - A select range of games for both adults and children. Scrabble, Sequence, Articulate, Balderdash, Chess, Quiddler, Pick up Sticks, Backgammon. 
  • Other Miscellany - Colouring book and Dot-to-Dot books....for adults! Moleskine Book Lights, Clairfontiane shoulder bags, Pencils...and Gift Vouchers.     

We specialise in customers orders, we have been sourcing and ordering books-in-print worldwide for over 30 years now.