Mostly Books is hiring!

Mostly Books is looking for an experienced bookseller to join our small, delightful team on a casual basis. We can offer the right person 10 hours a week with scope to increase as the year goes on. As a community bookstore that has been independently run for over 40 years, we pride ourselves on our friendly and personalised customer service.

Essential characteristics

  • A passion for books and reading and a desire to share in the literary conversation with our community
  • Solid history of retail experience, with at least one year spent in a bookshop
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Flexible and reliable – available to work weekends and extra shifts as needed
  • Has initiative, drive and the ability to multitask
  • Can work independently and contribute to the warm and creative environment that we foster
  • Approachable, well-presented
  • Good computer literacy

Desirable characteristics

  • Experience with e-bility point-of-sale system (or any other bookselling POS), bookselling databases, social media, digital newsletters or websites will be looked upon favourably
  • An existing connection with the bookshop or the Mitcham community is desirable


  • Customer service – locating, recommending, ordering and selling books across genres and to a wide range of readers
  • All aspects of stock management, including receiving, shelving, display curation and presentation, picking returns, maintaining store appearance

Please provide a one-page maximum cover letter with your resume, summarising your relevant skills and workplace experience, along with why you believe you are a great fit for the job. Applications should be sent to by COB Wednesday January 15.

Applications that do not meet the minimum requirements for employment will not be accepted.

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