Multiple Positions Open!

603 N Lamar, Austin, TX, United States, 78703

Position: Full-Time
Starts: 06/01/2017

BookPeople is accepting applications for multiple positions, including booksellers and a full time Events Coordinator! 

Events Coordinator: 

We are hiring an Events Coordinator to help manage almost 400 events in the store each year. The job includes managing staff, interacting with authors and publishers, and helping with our marketing efforts for events. The complete job description is here. This is a full time position, and flexibility for some evening and weekend work is required. 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Abby Fennewald, 


We are looking for enthusiastic booksellers to join our team on the floor. Job duties include but are not limited to: 

*Providing exceptional customer service to shoppers in our store & over the phone.

*Stocking books on our shelves, special ordering books for customers

*Recommending books that are the right fit for customers, hand-selling them the perfect next read or gift

*Ringing up sales for our customers using cash & credit cards at our registers.

To apply, please see the application on our website here and return in person or via email to

Gifts Inventory Manager

This is a part time position (24-32 hours/wk), and applicants MUST be able to work Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Job duties include but are not limited to: 

*Re-stock, rotate, and merchandise non-book items

*Create & maintain displays, signage

*Assist customers & booksellers in recommending, finding, and handling gift items

*Applicant should be organized, detail-oriented, efficient, and a team player

*Legible hand-writing a must, art skills a plus

To apply, please see the application on our website here and return in person or via email to

About BookPeople:

BookPeople is the largest independent bookstore in Texas. From our beginnings in 1970 as a small new-age bookstore in West Campus called Grok Books to our current downtown location, we have always strived to be a space for the free exchange of ideas. During our more than forty year history, we have gained national recognition and become an iconic Austin destination.

Our slogan is “a community bound by books,” and we pride ourselves in expressing our individuality and diversity through staff curation and impeccable customer interaction. Our diversity is demonstrated not only by our voices in the store but by the books on our shelves. Our number one asset is our employees, whose knowledge, enthusiasm, and expertise are invaluable. We are known not only for our ability to help Austin readers find what they want to read now but also identify what they want to read next.

BookPeople is a busy and innovative place to work. We host over 400 events in the store and around the city each year, including author appearances, book clubs, literary camps, school book fairs, storytimes, and local literary workshops. We pride ourselves in being Austin’s bookstore and look for every opportunity to engage with the Austin community through our work in schools and with local non-profits.

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