Weekend Bookseller

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Split Rock Books Weekend Bookseller

Split Rock Books is a bookstore in Cold Spring, NY in the Hudson Valley. We are seeking an energetic and independent individual to work as a weekend bookseller. We are a small staff and are looking for someone excited to contribute to the store and the community.

This position is for Saturdays OR Sundays. The range is 6-8 hours only!



  • Be great with customers! Help them find what they’re looking for, make recommendations and answer questions.
  • Implement general operational duties of the bookstore including register duty, answering phones, taking special orders, gift wrapping etc.
  • Shelve books. Keep sections alphabetized and organized. Refill displays as needed and keep them neat.
  • Process website orders and correspond with customers about their order status.
  • Assist with offsite events as needed, including selling books at local libraries when the events fall on the weekend.
  • Upkeep general appearance of the store with sweeping, light dusting and cleaning.
  • Assist with end of day duties such as taking out trash and recycling and tidying up the store.
  • Sanitize and wipe down surfaces and frequently used items such as keyboard, phone, credit card machine etc.
  • Assist with inventory control, including restocking shelves and conducting periodic stock checks


  • A love of reading over a wide range of genres, and the ability to keep up with new releases.
  • Comfort working with the public, both adults and children.
  • Ability and willingness to lift boxes and move tables.
  • Enthusiasm, energy and independence.
  • Being detail oriented with a strong work ethic.
  • Willingness to ask questions and ask for help when needed.
  • Must be COVID-19 vaccinated and boosted.


  • $15-17 hour based on experience / book knowledge, with a merit based raise after evaluation, within 90 days of start date.
  • Employee discount
  • Free Advanced Review Copies of yet to be released books