Job Opening / Mrs. Dalloway's


Our mission at Mrs. Dalloway’s Literary & Garden Arts Bookstore is to provide an inviting, inclusive environment to the community in which individuals of all ages are welcome to foster their relationship with books, literacy, knowledge, and enhance their connection to the natural world and community.



We are looking for an enthusiastic, experienced bookseller, who has deep knowledge across a variety of genres, fiction and nonfiction. This individual must be comfortable articulating book recommendations to customers, can work well both as part of a team and independently, and has a positive, approachable demeanor. We are looking for part-time staff, available to work 18-24 hours per week consistently, including alternating weekends.

Responsibilities include: positive interaction with customers both in person and on the phone, processing point-of-sale transactions, organizing and merchandising displays, shelving accurately, gift wrapping, ensuring safe and healthy environmental conditions (including cleaning, straightening), and occasionally assisting at evening store events.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Bookstore/Book Industry experience is strongly preferred
  • High comfort level interacting with people of all ages, especially about books, community, and culture
  • Boundless love for books and reading
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Readable penmanship
  • Ability to follow directions and work as part of an experienced team
  • Takes initiative and is detail-oriented
  • Availability to work 18-24 hours/week (4-6/hr shifts), 4-5 consecutive days/wk preferred, including weekend shifts
  • Must be able to provide current and relevant professional references

Essential Functions:

  • Customer Service - ensure a positive, inclusive, and engaging customer experience
  • Provide appropriate guidance and recommendations to customers – requires general overview knowledge of curated assortments and deeper knowledge of both fiction and nonfiction
  • Maintain and organize inventory on shelves, ensuring stacks are neat, organized, correctly placed and alphabetized.
  • Process transactions at point-of-sale
  • Staff evening events on occasion
  • Perform additional tasks as requested, including visual merchandising (table and/or window presentations), creative production (posters/signage, chalkboard), and more
  • Climb up and down a stepladder as needed; stand for long periods of time; lift and carry up to 20 lbs
  • Gift wrap as needed


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