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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  work@moonpalacebooks.com 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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