Part-time Bookseller

Anderson's Bookshop 123 West Jefferson Avenue
Naperville, IL
630-355-2665 www.andersonsbookshop.com
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Posted Jan 12, 2023

Anderson’s Bookshop is looking for an energetic part-time bookseller to join our team. Based mainly in Naperville but with occasional shifts in Downers Grove on an as needed basis, we’re looking for a team-oriented person who loves to talk and work with books. This position can expect approximately 14 – 24 hours per week to start, and will be responsible for creating a welcoming atmosphere in our stores, creatively displaying and selling paper that is bound with glue and cloth and assisting your co-workers with special projects and ideas; in short, the revolutionary work of independent booksellers. This also includes the less revolutionary but still important daily tasks like shelving books, dusting shelves, pushing a vacuum, and emptying garbage cans. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. as books are heavy.

Qualifications:

  • Exemplary customer service skills in all things
  • Enthusiasm
  • Passion for books and for working with people
  • High comfort level with technology
  • Flexibility of schedule and mind
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Sense of humor

 
Major bonus points for a working knowledge of children’s literature, leadership skills, and/or prior retail experience. Must be able to work weekends and must be fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

To apply, please send your resume and a short statement describing your reason for applying to andersons@andersonsbookshop.com.