Employment

Rediscovered Books is looking for a Children's Book Specialist

Applications are open until midnight, Thursday, February 7 2019.

Rediscovered Books is known for its knowledgeable staff, broad selection of books and for deep ties to the community including local schools and nonprofit organizations. Our business is committed to creating a haven for all readers and supporting the literary community in the Treasure Valley. Rediscovered Books is located in downtown Boise on 8th Street between Main and Idaho. Rainbow Books is located at 1310 W. State Street. As a bookseller you will work on the retail store floor to help customers find and purchase great books, share information about our programs and events with customers, manage store sections, help curate our inventory, and create inviting displays.  

As a children’s books specialist you will work on the retail store floor to help customers find and purchase great books, share information about our programs and events with customers, manage store sections, help curate our inventory, and create inviting displays with an emphasis on working with children, teens, and parents.  

Ideal candidates will have/be

  • A passion for children’s books

  • Comfortable talking with children and adults about books

  • Organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Efficient and resourceful with their time

  • Outgoing personality and strong communication skills

  • Self-directed and proactive

  • Able to lift 40 lb boxes of books

  • Able to work nights and weekends (Rediscovered Books is open until 8 p.m. Mon-Sat and 11-6 on Sunday.)

 

In addition, these qualifications are preferred but not required:

  • Previous bookselling or retail experience

  • Teaching experience 

  • Commitment to a long-term career in bookselling

  • Bachelor’s or advanced degree

 

To apply please send a resume and cover letter, which should include information about what kinds of books you enjoy reading.  Incomplete applications will not be considered for an interview. Send your application to rdbooks1@gmail.com.


Incomplete applications will not be considered for an interview.  Send your application to rdbooks1@gmail.com

 

We always accept applications for bookseller positions and keep them on file for up to 12 months.