Forget everything you read in The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry or saw in You’ve Got Mail. Bookstores are busy places with dozens of different tasks that need to be done every day. Sometimes you’ll get an adrenaline-pumping exchange of favorite books and ideas. Most times you’ll be busy with less exciting–but no less important–tasks like shelving, running inventories, shipping orders, cleaning up the children’s area, even dusting and vacuuming.
So what are we looking for in a bookseller?
What could be better than working in a bookstore all day? Working in a bookstore café!
The Black Bear Café opened its doors at the end of June and is already becoming a popular stop for people who like their great literature served up with great coffee (or tea, or all kinds of irresistible pastries). It’s a fun place to hang out and a fun place to work. If you’re a warm, friendly, hard-working type who enjoys making art in foam and discussing single-source Fair Trade beans with anyone who will listen, come join our café team.
As a barista at Belmont Books, your responsibilities would include (but are not limited to):