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So you want to be a bookseller...

We're hiring temporary holiday help! Part-time hours, evenings and weekends. We are only closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day -- should be available to work around those major holiday weekends. Must be comfortable working with the public and in a fast paced environment. 

This is a safe practices work space with masking and distancing.

 We have a staff diverse in age, gender, race and class.  You are welcome here.

Click here to apply.

 

 
Bookseller Duties include:

·         Providing Friendly, Accurate and Consistent Customer Service

·         Alphabetizing and shelving books, which includes

o   Sometimes carrying boxes of books

o   Sometimes carrying books up and down stairs

·         Keeping up to date on current popular books

·         Keeping the bookstore clean

·         Balancing the cash drawer

·         Staffing off-site author events and book tables

·         Taking and relaying accurate phone messages

Other duties as needed

 
What We're Looking For:
  • Priority is given to applicants who have worked with books either in a bookstore or a library.
  • Priority is given to applicants who have retail experience. Left Bank Books serves a diverse community – readers. You should have an appreciation and respect for people of all races, genders, sexual orientation, socio-economic class etc.
  • You should have a general knowledge of basic computer skills. We'll train you to use our quirky inventory system, but it's best if you have a good beginning.
  • You should have a flexible schedule. Nights and weekends are pretty important.
 
What We Offer:
We're an independent bookstore, so you won't get rich working here. Our salaries are modest, but we do provide some perks to make up for it.
  • We allow a monthly book credit for each of our booksellers.
  • Our employees receive a discount on books they purchase.
  • Full-time employees receive free health care and dental benefits.
  • Full-time employees receive vacation time after one year of service.
  • Many of our booksellers are poets, artists, teachers and activists. You're sure to find kindred spirits here.
  • You'll have the opportunity to meet many fascinating authors as they tour through St. Louis.