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Bookseller  - 25-35 hrs/ week 

Moon Palace Books, a neighborhood bookstore in South Minneapolis, seeks a bookseller to work 25-35 hours / week to work in our store, host in-store events such as story hour, poetry readings, book clubs, and music as well as work at off-site events.


We're looking for someone with:

  • Bookstore experience (preferably 2 years or more)
  • Retail/small business experience
  • Knowledge and love of a range of book genres, especially books relevant to, or written by people of color, queer authors, women and others traditionally marginalized in the publishing industry
  • Great customer service and listening skills
  • Comfort serving a diverse customer base
  • Fluency or proficiency with Spanish is a huge plus! 
  • Ability to get to and from off-site sales event locations throughout Minneapolis
  • Computer and internet skills

You’ll also need to be able to:

  • Make change and ring up sales
  • Lift heavy boxes (up to 40-50 lbs.)
  • Pack and unpack boxes
  • Spend long periods on your feet
  • Keep store and workspace clean and organized
  • Arrange and display books and other merchandise
  • Evening, night, and weekend work is required when the bookstore is open for business
  • Daily shelving, restocking, developement and maintenance of displays
  • racking/correcting unresolved ordering and shipping issues
  • Set tasks and goals and see them through to completion
  • training and assisting other booksellers and other duties as needed
  • Have an attention to detail, and ability to stay focused, in a sometimes chaotic, small space while working with a team of weirdos

Starting pay is $12.50 / hour, plus a staff discount on books and merchandise. 


Please email your resume to and include “Bookseller” in the subject line. In the body of the email, please describe your relevant experience in detail, specific interest in the job, and availability. Please include 3 work references. No phone calls, please.


About Moon Palace Books:


Moon Palace Books is a neighborhood store in Minneapolis that carries a mix of new and used books. Founded in 2012, Moon Palace moved into a newly renovated 6000 square foot building in November 2017, with multiple, flexible event spaces, including an outdoor courtyard, dedicated event room, and a full service restaurant.

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