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Alas, we are not hiring right now.  We don't hire new staff very often, but when we do, we post our job listings on our Facebook page or in our email newsletter which you can sign up for here. Please don't call the store to inquire about employment.

When we do hire,  we look 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!

  • Availability to work weekends and evenings and extra hours during the holiday season

  • Ability to get to and from off-site sales event locations throughout Minneapolis

  • Computer and internet search 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

  • Arrange and display books and other merchandise

  • Set tasks and goals and see them through to completion

  • Have an attention to detail, and ability to stay focused, in a sometimes chaotic, small space while working with a team of weirdos

We aren't looking for unpaid interns.  If you're looking to volunteer in a bookstore, Boneshaker is nearby and volunteer-run.