Careers

Working for us offers a highly varied and exciting life with books. You’d be working in one of the leading independent booksellers in the UK, and for those looking for a career in publishing, working in a bookshop offers a fantastic opportunity to develop your interest in books and reading and get to know one of the most important aspects of the book trade.

No day in our bookshop is ever the same. We’re on our feet 100% of the time, and there are always things to be done! From day to day your responsibilities would include managing stock, shelving, spending time working with our software systems, running your own section, buying from publishers and choosing new books, and spending time with our browsers making coffee and coming up with reading suggestions. We run a very busy and exciting all-year round author events programme too, so part of your job would also be in the team managing and running these events.

We’re looking for very bookish, hardworking, confident people who are full of energy and positivity, and who are constantly looking for the next challenge. It takes time to develop the skills needed to be a successful bookseller, and so we’re looking for people who would offer a stable commitment for 2+ years. If you love books and reading, enjoy working as part of a team, and are suited to working in a fast-paced, buzzing atmosphere, then do apply!

We are currently only actively recruiting in our Bath bookshop, but we're always interested from hearing from bookish people elsewhere!

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