Careers at Bookshop


Bookshop Santa Cruz is now accepting applications for the following position:

Substitute Bookseller

This is a customer-service position that requires a friendly, courteous and helpful manner. Responsibilities include cash register operation, helping customers find titles, placing special orders, helping to order for the store, shelving and maintenance, and more.  Applicant needs to be able to perform frequent, repetitive movements, handling books and other merchandise, and to be able to operate computer and cashier terminals during busy times of the day.

This is an entry-level position, working as an on-call substitute with a minimum of 24 hours per week guaranteed and required. This is a year-round job. At least a one year commitment is needed. This position is the path to gaining a regular schedule at Bookshop Santa Cruz.

  • Previous bookstore or customer service experience preferred
  • 24 hours per week minimum required and guaranteed (more possible)
  • $14.00/hour starting wage
  • Possible Bookshop shift times:

           Day: 8:30am–5:00pm

           Swing: 10am–6:30pm, 11am–7:30pm, 12:30–9:00pm or 1:00-9:30pm

           Night: 1:45pm–10:15pm (Sun–Thurs) or 2:45pm–11:15pm (Fri & Sat)

           (maximum availability needed, including weekends, nights, and entire holiday season)

  • Starting date: Tuesday, July 31st (40 hour orientation paid training Tuesday 7/31 through Saturday 8/4, 8:30am–5pm each day.)
  • Applications/resumes accepted Tuesdays-Saturdays through Saturday, 7/21, 10am–3pm ONLY.  Please ask for Patrick.

If interested—and if the entire training week time is possible, and if you generally have flexible availability—PLEASE READ ALL OF THE ABOVE CAREFULLY, and then ask for an application at Bookshop Santa Cruz during business hours.


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All titles are subject to availability. Prices subject to change. Please call 831-423-0900 to confirm.
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