Bookends & Beginnings

Bookseller/Assistant Manager

1712 Sherman Ave., Alley #1, Evanston, IL, United States, 60201

Position: Full-Time

Five-year-old bookshop with ambitious event and community programming in Chicago’s North Shore university town of Evanston seeks experienced booksellers prepared to assume responsibility in one or more of the following areas: inventory management, backlist ordering, used book processing, event planning, and/or marketing/publicity. Requires commitment to regular 4- to 5-day weekly schedule including one weekend day plus evening event availability. Formal managerial role possible for applicant with suitable credentials. We’re still young and actively growing and seek positive, entrepreneurial team members who embrace challenge. Minimum 3-5 years work experience and familiarity with current publishing/bookselling scene required. Experience with Anthology POS a big plus. 

Your resume must be accompanied by an articulate cover letter. Submit to

About Bookends & Beginnings:

Opened in June 2014, Bookends & Beginnings has established itself as a major  presence in Chicago’s independent bookstore community, and as one of the most exciting shopping destinations on Chicago’s North Shore. The store carries new, used, and vintage books, with specialties in food and wine and international children’s books in 40 foreign languages. Our active and expanding events program includes readings, discussions, book clubs, an annual literary festival, and a growing list of community partnerships.

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