About the Role
You would promote and sell books to help people find stories they enjoy and expand their knowledge through reading.
You’d buy books from publishers or wholesalers and display them in the bookshop or online so that customers can look at them and buy them.
You’d promote the books and put the books out on shelves, tables and in the window displays. You’d answer customers’ questions and help them choose; they’ll expect you to be knowledgeable and enthusiastic.
Serve customers and take payments for books
Give advice, answer enquiries and order books for customers
Do stock control, decide what you think you can promote and sell and order new stock from catalogues and directly from publishers
Handle administration such as accounting, distributing orders, arranging deliveries and dealing with returns
You’d create a pleasant and welcoming atmosphere in the shop so people enjoy visiting the shop. You might also organise events like authors coming to read and sign their books.
Minimum qualifications and skills
Qualifications or experience that demonstrate a love of books and literature, customer service skills and organisational skills
Working with numbers
Clear, fluent English speaking
Reading and researching
Cooperating and compromising
Attention to detail
Eligibility to work in the UK