Beloved Independent Bookstore Re-Opens in New Milton Location

Mary Ryan Milton Bookstore
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Did you know that Mary Ryan, the popular independent bookstore in Milton, has re-opened a few doors up from the Park Road location they had occupied for the last two decades?

Owner Bill Concannon said that they were able to secure a more affordable rent than their last site. The high cost of rent was the main reason why they had to temporarily shut down in mid-2021. 

After many questions and much anticipation from its loyal customers, the beloved bookstore finally revealed its new location to be the former BWS outlet on the same road. 

Since its re-opening, Mary Ryan has also announced that their stocks are still limited because of the supply chains disruption due to the pandemic.

Books arriving by trucks from NSW take three weeks because of the quarantines. Several of the drivers are also hesistant to be on the road since they are independent business operators/owners. 

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Meanwhile, the fitout of the store’s al fresco dining area at the back is not yet finished. However, they have provided a coffee cart serving a limited range of drinks. 

The independent bookstore is has been been the go-to place for books, magazines, newspapers, and DVDs and CDs for Milton locals and residents nearby.