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Current Job Openings:

Permanent, Part-Time Bookseller

We are currently seeking one or two individuals for the position of permanent, part-time bookseller. 


Responsibilities & Duties Include

  • Greeting and assisting customers in the store
  • Ringing customer purchases, wrapping
  • Answering phone and email inquiries
  • Processing online orders
  • Processing special orders
  • Shelving, dusting, vacuuming, merchandising
  • Performing shelf checks and return pulls
  • Reading current books and contributing "shelftalkers" and online reviews
  • Keeping informed of new and forthcoming releases and industry news

Qualifications & Skills Required

  • Is an avid reader with broad interests
  • Has excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Possesses a sense of humor and self-confidence, is patient and kind
  • Enjoys engaging with people of all ages and backgrounds
  • Is familiar and comfortable with computers and technology
    • Knowledge of Google Suite helpful
    • Can cut & paste, navigate between tabs, etc.
    • Able to learn new Windows-based programs quickly
  • Has a four-year college degree or an autodidactic equivalent (must be intellectually curious and well informed)
  • Is physically capable of lifting 30 pounds, climbing a step-stool, ascending and descending stairs while carrying books, standing for lengthy periods


  • $13.50 - $15.00/hr 
  • Pay is commensurate with skills and experience
  • Flexible scheduling and generous time-off
  • 40% employee discount and free access to Advance Reading Copies
  • Opportunities for professional growth, including paid attendance at bookseller conferences



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