We are not currently hiring, but we always accept applications and resumes. We keep them on file and review them as needed. We created our own application (see below) and ask that you bring it in or email it back to us along with your resume. If you do not answer all the questions, there is a real possibility that we will not even consider you, even if you have tons of bookselling experience. This application is a way for you to introduce yourself to us, so wow us! Once you have turned this application in, please do not call, email or stop by the store, asking about it. If we are interested in hiring you, we will contact you. We promise.
Working here does not mean you get to sit at the counter and read books all day. There is always something to do. We all help customers, shelve books, take special orders, dust and vacuum, make displays, etc. Be prepared to work at least one weekend day as part of your regular schedule. We generally have a set schedule, so shifts don't really move around.Shifts are between 5-7 hours long and we are looking for people to work 2-3 days a week (to start). There is a possibility for full time hours later in the summer. Prior retail experience is highly desired. The ideal candidate will have a good sense of humor, be considerate of their fellow booksellers, be able to communicate clearly and positively and be open to constructive feedback. This person must be able to stand all day, lift at least 40 lbs, be comfortable with phone and email communication and regular use of a keyboard and mouse.
Things we generally look for in new booksellers:
-You have a strong visual design sense and like to make things look good.
-Can be kind to everyone. Even if someone else is having a bad day and wants to take it out on you, you can continue to show them some grace (and maybe be the factor that makes their day better!).
-You can work without a lot of direction.
-You can work as part of a team. We are a small group here and being a solid team-member is really important. That means respecting each other and the work we all do.
-You can be flexible with your schedule. Generally, we set a schedule and it doesn’t change very often. However, people like to take breaks from work, or maybe some life event occurs and we all need to pitch-in a little to cover shifts.
-You like to read and are genuinely excited to share your latest discovery with people. This means too that you are friendly and not afraid to talk to strangers, and regulars alike.
We are excited to hear from you!