Bookseller

We are looking for a bookseller (ideally with bookselling experience and a people-centred personality) to become part of the book-ish team.
 
This is a part time role with 16-20 hours a week guaranteed, but also acting as holiday and event cover which could on occasion lead to some full time weeks.
 
This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a love of books and people, a vibrant personality, an eye for detail and a sense of creativity to join the next chapter of the book-ish story.
 
Duties
  • Serving customers and recommending books.
  • Daily bookshop administration including:
  • Booking in new stock
  • Putting new orders onto the system
  • Working at the till
  • Organising shelves and displays
  • Answering customer enquiries in person and by phone.
  • Picking and wrapping online customer orders
  • Keeping up to date with current titles and recommending books to customers.
  • Helping to host and promote regular events, book clubs and book launches.

Essential skills

  • Retail experience, ideally bookselling.
  • An enthusiastic, personable, approachable, positive, friendly, helpful and social personality.
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Creativity in considering new and exciting ways to sell books.

Pay

£9 per hour
 

Location

Will be required to work in our shop and office premises; also event venues, which may require travel.
 
TO APPLY: Send a CV with your name and the role for which you’re applying, plus a cover letter detailing why you’d be a good fit and including a few examples of books you have enjoyed recently, to emma@book-ish.co.uk.
 
All applicants must be available to start by 1st October 2021
 
APPLICATIONS CLOSE FRIDAY 8TH SEPTEMBER 2021