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Ongoing hiring for stores is currently paused
A quick note that since the start of COVID the Book Grocer has not been opening new stores. We are therefore not hiring at the pace that we used to (although we hope that things will change in the future). However, if you would like to be considered for positions that come up from time to time in existing stores, this is the place to start!
We are always interested in hearing from reliable, enthusiastic and creative people who love books and are great with customers. We get a lot of applications to work at the Book Grocer. Unlike many other bookstores we do not require that you have prior experience in a bookstore before working for us. However it is important that you know and love books and are enthusiastic about sharing this with our customers. It is also preferable that you have some customer service experience.
If you would like to apply for work with us, you should begin with this online form. This helps us see where our applicants live (so we can reduce commuting time for our staff), provides us with an overview of your experience, and helps us understand a bit about the role books play in your life - plus anything else you think we should know!
Are you a student? We are now accepting applications from students (you must be aged over 16 to apply) - simply mention this as you apply for a position with us, and we will take this into account. You can use a teacher or family friend as a referee if you don't have any retail experience as yet. Make sure your love for books shines through in your application!
Don't worry - you can edit the form after you complete it if you forget something. You can also copy and paste bits of your own CV or covering letter into the form, too.
The kind of employment we offer (we’ll include these points in the form):
Before you fill in the form you should ensure the above points work for you. You should also prepare to provide the following details:
At an interview
If you succeed in gaining an interview we will be asking about your customer service experience, what you know of our business, as well as testing your familiarity with different kinds of books
We look forward to hearing from you!