Greenlight Bookstore

Store Receiver – PLG location

686 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 11217

Position: Full-Time

Overview: The Store Receiver works in the Receiving Department and is responsible for the flow of merchandise coming into and out of the store. The Store Receiver is responsible for communicating with sales floor about shelving and inventory issues, and is responsible for maintaining records and paperwork, contacting vendors as needed, and following up on or coordinating with counterparts on special-case sales including special orders and web orders.  This person will be responsible for receiving merchandise into the appropriate department and will coordinate with each department’s managers to best manage inventory. The Store Receiver will work closely with the Receiving Manager on maintaining paperwork and accurate records (packing lists, invoices, and claims). Store Receiver will also help coordinate the store’s annual physical inventory process. Store Receiver will work in concert with the Receiver and managers of all Greenlight departments and locations.

The receiver at the PLG location will receive and return books for both the PLG bookstore and the Offsites department.  The receiver will also assist the Special Sales and School Partnerships managers with bookfair and conference staging and packing.  The receiver will also share delivery and inter-store car run duties with the receiver at the Fort Greene location. 



- Excellent time management, organizational and multi-tasking skills

- Willingness to work autonomously but also be part of a team

- Ability to lift 30 pounds or more

- Availability to work flexible hours

- Valid driver license


Summary of Responsibilities:

- Handle receiving

- Handle returns

- Assist with Bookfair and conference staging and packing

- Assist with annual physical inventory

- Handle markdowns

- Assist with special orders and web orders

- Make inter-store and offsite deliveries


Prerequisites: Some bookstore or receiving experience


Direct Supervisor: Receiving Manager


Schedule: average 5 days / 40 hours per week, with some schedule flexibility


Compensation: This is a salaried position; compensation commensurate with experience.


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About Greenlight Bookstore:

Founded in October 2009, Greenlight Bookstore is a general independent bookstore with two store locations in the heart of Brooklyn. Through knowledgeable staff, curated book selection, community partnerships, exciting events, and a robust e-commerce website as well as beautiful bookstore spaces on Fulton Street and Flatbush Avenue, Greenlight combines the best traditions of the neighborhood bookstore with a forward-looking sensibility.  More at

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