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Help Wanted

Bookseller/Event Coordinator – An Unlikely Story, Plainville MA, an independent bookstore and café, is looking for a highly motivated, energetic book lover to sell merchandise and books as well as coordinate the calendar for our Second Story function space. The Bookseller/Event Coordinator is responsible for maintaining efficient utilization and orderly operations in the Second Story event space, which is shared among An Unlikely Story, the Program Director, private renters and the building’s owners. This person must be well organized and able to communicate effectively with all levels of customers and staff members.

The requirements for this position are: a Bachelor’s Degree, preferably with a concentration in event management and/or communications OR equivalent work experience and a minimum of two years in the retail or hospitality industry, with one year in event planning or event management. The ideal candidate would also be proficient in graphic design software and social media marketing. This position requires the ability to work a flexible schedule, which will involve evening and weekend shifts.

This is a full-time position with generous benefits. The salary is commensurate with experience.

If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter and resume to the General Manager, Deb Sundin, at

An Unlikely Story is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity.

posted 4/03/17


Northshire Bookstore is seeking a full time bookseller. The ideal applicant would have a love for books and an ability to share their enthusiasm with our customers. Qualifications include, book knowledge, experience in retail, familiarity with computers, flexibility and reliability. Come join the Northshire family! Please submit an application online at

posted 3/15/17


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