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Northshire Bookstore, Manchester Center, VT is seeking an experienced bookseller in our Children’s Department. The ideal applicant would have a love for kids books and merchandise and an ability to share their enthusiasm with our customers. Qualifications include, children’s book knowledge, experience in retail, familiarity with computers, flexibility and reliability. Come join the Northshire family! Please submit an application online at

An Unlikely Story in Plainville, MA, is currently looking for upbeat, enthusiastic baristas for part-time positions in our café. Responsibilities will include make espresso drinks, coffee & tea using specialty equipment provided, relaying orders from café to kitchen, running food, busing café tables, restocking café fridges and shelves. This position will be cross-trained to work in the kitchen, too. Optional cross-training in the bookstore is also available for those who are interested.

It is important to us not only that we have the right people in the right position but that the baristas be able to function seamlessly together and be committed to creating a fun, engaging and friendly environment for our customers and for each other. Your schedule will include evening and/or weekend shifts on a regular basis and include shifts as a café server and barista. You must love talking to customers and pay attention to the details.

This position requires standing for long hours and the ability to lift/carry 30 pounds. An Unlikely Story is an equal opportunity employer. If interested, please submit a resume to both and

posted 7/30/18

The new Williams College Bookstore is hiring a new Team Lead, Trade to handle ordering and manage inventory for the trade books portion of the college bookstore. We are looking for a candidate who can work closely with the Williams College community to develop an exciting array of trade books that will reflect the unique qualities of this highly rated liberal arts college and be a point of attraction in this small New England college town.

Ideal candidates will have a broad interest in books over a wide subject range, knowledge of the book industry – actively following current book trends and authors, familiarity with the publishing houses– as well as 3+ years of retail experience in a bookstore environment. A Bachelor’s Degree is preferred. Candidates should have outstanding communication skills, a love of books and of reading, and the ability to work as both a team player as well as independently.

This position works closely with the management team to ensure all processes related to the ordering, receiving, pricing, and merchandising of trade product are executed within operational standards, to drive sales and profits associated with this product line.

This position also assists customers and recommends book selections based on knowledge of current literature and publishers’ catalogs and book reviews. Acts as leader on duty responding to customer and associate concerns in absence of store manager, as well as having key holder responsibilities such as opening and closing the store and ensuring all bookstore property and team members are safe and secure.

For further details and to APPLY click HERE.

Or send resume to

posted 7/30/18

MIT Press Bookstore: Part-time Bookseller (21 hours)

MIT Press Bookstore is looking for a book-loving, customer- and community-oriented bookseller, who is adaptable and prepared to be involved in many aspects of running a bookstore, to join a small, dynamic team. The job needs someone who can work weekends. MIT Press Bookstore sells books from the MIT Press and from a wide range of mostly scholarly and academic publishers, and we are a resource for the communities of MIT and Cambridge.

The bookseller role entails sales, merchandising, and clerical duties and there is an expectation that the successful candidate will build their knowledge of MIT Press books and publishing disciplines; using a POS system; ordering, shipping, and receiving inventory; stocking and merchandising shelves, providing general clerical support; and representing the bookstore at off-site events.

Apply HERE

posted 7/24/18

Trident Booksellers & Cafe: Full-time and Part-time Bookseller Positions Available

After experiencing a fire and undergoing an extensive renovation and remodel, we’re back! The Trident is scheduled to reopen in August and we are looking to fill a variety of new positions for our growing team.

Trident is searching for people interested with books and working in a quirky environment. If you’re someone who enjoys talking about books, reading the latest titles, and wants to help customers find their next great read, then Trident is the place for you! Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

A Newbury Street staple for 34 years, our fast-paced, high energy restaurant has three dining rooms, a bar with wine and beer by the bottle and on tap and a busy and growing public and private events schedule. We offer Free Wi-Fi and we’re the last independent bookstore in Boston Proper. Be sure to check out our website at before applying, and tell us why you’d like to join our team.

To apply for bookseller positions go to to download our application. Resumes can be attached, but are not necessary. Email your completed application to Clarissa at

posted 7/23/18

More Than Words (MTW), Boston MA –  Director of Bookstore Retail and Event Operations

If you love working with people, diving into the world of books while staying up to date on current industry trends, creating amazing customer experiences through visual displays and have a knack for motivating teams to reach and exceed sales goals, this is the perfect position for you!  Your creativity and retail experience will be fully utilized to launch and grow a brand new social enterprise bookstore, marketplace and event space in the South End of Boston.  This new bookstore is currently under construction in the thriving New York Streets neighborhood in Boston’s South End, surrounded by Ink Block, the Troy and a ton of retail and restaurant operations.  The 4,000 square foot space will be a center for engaging events and rental opportunities.

As Director of Bookstore Retail and Event Operations, you empower staff and youth to manage the day to day bookstore and marketplace operations – driving sales, managing inventory, displaying merchandise, overseeing financial reporting, providing exemplary customer service, and building and maintaining relationships – all while fostering an environment that creates a community space where all are welcome.  You will supervise 2-4 adult staff business training managers including a new position – Associate Director of Events – to launch our new social enterprise event space and create a vibrant calendar of arts and culture events and rental opportunities.

Click here to read the full job description and to apply. 

posted 7/12/18 

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