Bookends & Beginnings


1712 Sherman Avenue, Alley #1, Evanston, IL, United States, 60201

Position: Full-Time

Bookends & Beginnings in Chicago’s North Shore university town of Evanston is expanding, adding an additional new storefront around the corner from our original cozy down-the-alley store. We seek experienced booksellers prepared to assume responsibility in one or more of the following areas: concierge customer care, inventory management, backlist ordering, used book processing, event planning, and/or website curation. Requires commitment to regular 4- to 5-day weekly schedule including one weekend day. We’re still young and actively growing, and seek positive, problem-solving, entrepreneurial crew members who embrace challenge. Minimum 3-5 years’ general work experience, and familiarity with current publishing/bookselling scene strongly preferred. Your resume must be accompanied by an articulate cover letter.

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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, and our new space will allow us to expand our gift and stationery offerings. We run a weekly virtual author-event series called “Literary Lunchbreak” that features prominent authors in conversation with other guests.

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