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18 Jan 2024

Part-Time Bookseller

City of Asylum Books – Posted by ptefel Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

Job Description

Bookstore Clerk

About Us:

City of Asylum creates a thriving community for writers, readers, and neighbors. We provide sanctuary to endangered literary writers so that they can continue to write and their voices are not silenced. We offer a broad range of literary programs in a variety of community settings to encourage cross-cultural exchange. We anchor neighborhood economic development by transforming blighted properties into homes for these programs and energizing public spaces through public art with text-based components.


City of Asylum Bookstore:

City of Asylum Bookstore is part of City of Asylum @ Alphabet City—a facility that also

includes spaces for readings, performances, workshops, and a full-service restaurant.

City of Asylum Bookstore maintains a broad focus on international and translated

literature, and books by and about marginalized voices, with an inventory of about

12,000 books.

Duties include:

  • Create a friendly environment for shoppers during the bookstore hours (Daily 12 PM – 6 PM), additional hours for events, and the holiday shopping season.
  • Serve as an ambassador for the City of Asylum organization and promote upcoming programs to customers.
  • Establish relationships with customers by suggesting relevant titles, genres, and authors.
  • Process and ship online orders.
  • Provide sales support for off-site programs.
  • Create book displays.
  • Answer phone calls and emails.
  • Receiving and returning books through our integrated POS.
  • Shelving and organizing books.



This is a part-time position with flexible hours preferably 10-20 but may require weekend and holiday hours. Starting pay is $14.00 to $15.00 per hour.



  • Commitment to the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.
  • Must love books


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How to Apply

Please email resume to jobs@cityofasylumpittsburgh.org

Job Types: Part-Time. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

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