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Bookstore Postings

Little City Books (posted on 02/06/2020)
Little City Books in Hoboken is looking for an experienced, part-time bookseller. Please send inquiry and resume to
Colgate University Bookstore (posted 02/05/2020)
Colgate University's Colgate Bookstore is a student’s one-stop-shop for academic textbooks, as well as Colgate gear, gifts, and supplies for residence halls. The store is conveniently located in a central shopfront in downtown Hamilton, NY. They are currently accepting applications for a Book Department Manager. 


New York Public Library: Assistant Book Buyer (posted 01/21/2020)

The Library Shop is an eclectic emporium for the best in all things bookish. It boasts thousands of items for bibliophiles and literature lovers of all ages, from classic books to quirky and timeless gifts, souvenirs, jewelry and accessories. The Shop’s many exclusive collections celebrate the power of knowledge as well as its architectural splendor. 

The Assistant Book Buyer orders, maintains, and merchandises the book selection for the Library Shop and reviews all invoices and payments for accuracy. The Assistant Book Buyer is also the lead coordinator and liaison for all event book sales from every division within the Library; and maintains the schedule, executes the orders and returns, oversees the event budget, trains staff, and maintains all supplies. The position also includes writing and editing for the shop’s website, social media, weekly emails, and all promotions.

Principal Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Retail Initiatives, the Assistant Book Buyer:

  • Reviews all new book titles seasonally via catalogs and meetings with sales reps
  • Places all book orders and stays abreast of publishing promotions, backorders, shop displays, and other inventory requests
  • Liaises with event planners in other departments, oversees the event budget, maintains event schedules, orders books, handles returns
  • Trains staff, orders supplies, maintains cash and credit deposits
  • Composes for the shop’s website, weekly emails, social media, and all library-wide and external promotions
  • Handles administrative tasks including reviewing invoices, statements, and credits
  • Maintains proper analysis of the book and event activities and performances
  • Liaises between receiving and the sales floor and kiosk
  • Makes all inventory corrections

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 3 years of work experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge of books in general plus overall cultural knowledge
  • Some experience buying or selling books or shadowing someone who did buy
  • Demonstrated writing ability

Preferred Qualifications

  • Copywriting skills or experience
  • Experience working in a museum shop or bookstore

All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

  • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
  • Be Resourceful in solving problems 
  • Be Curious in all aspects of your work

Work Environment

Office setting

Physical Duties

  • Limited physical effort is required
  • May require travel within NYC


35 hours per week
10am-6pm with flexibility for evening events. Schedule could occasionally be 12-8 or 9

Please apply through our website using the below link:


Politics and Prose (posted 11/25/2019)

Children and Teen Bookseller at Politics and Prose Bookstore

Position Summary:

Seeking a full-time bookseller, including weekend and evening shifts, for the Children and Teens Department.

Duties include customer service in person, by email and over the phone, shelving, taking daily inventory, creating school orders, making table displays, and maintaining and organizing assigned sections. Staff are expected to read a variety of children’s and teens’ backlist and frontlist titles to maintain knowledge of department inventory, regularly write book reviews for the website and department newsletters, and host author events.

Other responsibilities may include editorial tasks, coordinating Children and Teens book-a-month program, Children and Teens signed first editions club, and book fairs/partnership Fridays. The bookseller also may be enlisted to order sidelines, design window displays, present book talks for teachers, librarians, and students.


  • Good with people
  • Detail-oriented
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize tasks
  • Strong writing skills
  • Retail/customer service experience preferred
  • Public speaking experience a plus
  • Experience with children and/or teens a plus

How to Apply:

Complete and submit the online application at and email a resume and a brief introduction to

Hiring for a Branch Bookseller at Politics and Prose Bookstore

Politics and Prose needs a full-time (40 hours per week) Branch Bookseller at its branch at The Wharf in southwest Washington, D.C. 

The job requires excellent customer service skills, extensive knowledge of books, and the ability to perform physically and mentally taxing tasks. Experience in retail is strongly preferred.  Bookselling experience is even better. Booksellers have regular schedules that include working some nights and at least one weekend shift.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting customers with book selections 

  • Operating cash registers, answering phones 

  • Carrying and unpacking boxes

  • Shelving books, assisting with events

  • Receiving book orders

  • Designing and maintaining displays 

To do well in this position aspiring booksellers must have an abiding love for books and ideas, the ability to multitask, an impeccable eye for detail, fantastic written and verbal communication skills, curiosity and a willingness to learn our systems, a cooperative spirit and goal-oriented attitude, and of course they must be punctual and dependable.

Complete and submit the online application at and email a resume and a brief introduction to


Industry Postings

Simon & Schuster (posted 02/05/2020)

Simon & Schusters Independent Sales Team is looking for a passionate book person to join their team as a Telesales Account Manager based in New York City.