Bookseller Job Description:
Must be comfortable working with the public and in a fast paced environment.
We are an equal opportunity employer. We have a staff diverse in age, gender, race and class, and persons of color and LGBTQIA+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
We require all booksellers to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
Bookseller Duties include:
Providing Friendly, Accurate and Consistent Customer Service, which includes
- Completing customer transactions from start to finish, through our website, over the phone and in person.
- Processing online orders - this includes picking books from the shelves, placing them on hold, attending to curbside pickup, packaging books to be shipped, etc.
- Demonstrating knowledge of books to customers through handselling & offering staff picks.
- Keeping up to date on current popular books
- Taking and relaying accurate phone messages
Helping to manage inventory, which includes
- Receiving, shelving and merchandising books and other items in all areas of the store.
- Sometimes carrying boxes of books
- Sometimes carrying books up and down stairs
Helping to clean all areas of the bookstore, both public and staff-only.
Other duties as needed
- Communication skills
- Computer literacy - We'll train you to use our quirky inventory system, but it's best if you have a good beginning.
- Capacity to spend 6-7 hours standing
- General knowledge of books & literature for readers of all ages
- Customer Focus
- Self sufficiency
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.
Age minimum: 18 years
- 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.