Moon Palace Is Hiring

Posted By: Carrie Obry Job Board ,

Moon Palace Books (Minneapolis, MN), is searching for a full-time bookseller

32 - 40 hours a week.

Compensation: $15-$17 per hour

View on Moon Palace's website

Moon Palace Books is a neighborhood bookstore that carries a mix of new and used books. Before Covid-19, we hosted hundreds of events a year, including in-store and offsite author events, book clubs, storytimes, community events, music, farmers markets, author signings, meetings, weddings, and parties. Founded in 2012, Moon Palace moved into a newly renovated 6000 square foot building in November 2017, with multiple, flexible event spaces, including an outdoor courtyard, dedicated event room, and a full service restaurant.

We're looking for:

  • Full vaccination
  • Bookstore experience (preferably 2 years or more)
  • Retail/small business experience
  • Knowledge and love of a range of book genres, especially books relevant to, or written by people of color, queer authors, women and others traditionally marginalized in the publishing industry
  • Great customer service and listening skills
  • Someone confident and personable
  • Comfort serving a diverse customer base
  • Fluency or proficiency with Spanish
  • Ability to get to and from off-site sales event locations throughout Minneapolis
  • Computer and internet skills
  • Prior experience on our POS, Bookmanager

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Make change and ring up sales
  • Lift heavy boxes (up to 40 lbs.)
  • Pack and unpack boxes
  • Spend long periods on your feet
  • Keep store and workspace clean and organized
  • Arrange and display books and other merchandise
  • Evening, night, and weekend work is required when the bookstore is open for business
  • Daily shelving and restocking
  • Operational responsibilities, including opening and closing the store
  • All basic bookselling responsibilities, including title look-up, shelving, returns, receiving, mail orders, and operational duties
  • Training and assisting other booksellers and other duties as needed
  • Have an attention to detail, and ability to stay focused, in a sometimes chaotic, small space while working with a team of weirdos
  • Understand Moon Palace’s unique vision, values, and commitment to equity
  • Ensure that both the customers and the employees have good experiences at our space

Please email your resume to Emily R. at and include “Bookseller” in the subject line. In the body of the email, please describe your relevant experience in detail, specific interest in the job, and availability. Please include 3 work references.
No phone calls, please.