Position Summary:

The Shipping and Receiving Department is responsible for all inventory that comes in and out of the store.  Receivers are expected to process all shipments that arrive on a daily basis withattention to accuracy and quality, as well as to process old merchandise out of inventory and return it back to suppliers.  Other duties can include shipping customer orders, organizing overstock, and other small tasks that may arise throughout the day.  An ideal shipper/receiver approaches every problem with a good attitude, has a sense of humor in difficult situations, is task-oriented and enjoys a mix of physical and mental work.

This is a full-time position.  Receivers work 9-5, Monday to Friday.  Positions starts immediately.


  • Unloading daily deliveries from UPS and FedEx into the store
  • Scanning all merchandise into inventory and reconciling their work with publisher invoices
  • Distributing merchandise to the appropriate departments
  • Wrapping and boxing all customer shipping
  • Pulling books off the shelves on the sales floor and accurately removing them from inventory
  • Generating shipping labels for return shipments and occasional customer shipping


  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to lift 50lbs and to stand for extended periods of time
  • Creative problem solving and flexibility in stressful situations
  • Ability to work well in a team setting and collaborate in a profession manner across departments
  • Comfort with single-variable algebra or a willingness to re-learn it

How to Apply:

Complete and submit the online application and email a resume and a brief introduction to PandPjobs@politics-prose.com

Supported Events Associate

FSLA: nonexempt/hourly


The Supported Events Associate helps to see all staffed offsite non-bookstore-sponsored events from start to finish, including customer request intake, organizing logistics, ordering books, and sales ring-ups. This position reports to the Supported Events Manager. 

Essential Functions:

The Supported Events Associate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, the ability to manage simultaneously multiple events at various steps in the planning process and outstanding attention to detail. The Supported Events Associate must also be able to work well in a very deadline driven and customer service oriented environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Correspond with clients about event details and logistics
  • Ring up event sales in IBID & Square and generate related reports
  • Prepare and ensure proper event management to be communicated with event personnel
  • Occasional event book ordering through the inventory manager
  • Other related duties as assigned

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
While mostly an office-based job, the Supported Events Associate must be able to assist with organizing and moving boxes of books (usually between 20-35lbs a box), whether lifting them or using hand trucks, and ideally be able to comfortably drive the store vans as needed. This is a full-time position, with a regular schedule of Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM.  The Supported Events Associate is also expected to work events as needed which requires an occasional week night or weekend.

Supervisory Responsibility
No supervisory responsibilities.


  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Impeccable verbal and written skills
  • Thoroughness and great follow-through
  • Team-oriented and can do attitude
  • Valid driver’s license preferred

How to Apply:

Email a resume and a brief introduction to PandPjobs@politics-prose.com

Children and Teens Bookseller

Position Summary:

Seeking a part-time bookseller, including weekend and evening shifts, for the Children and Teens Department.

Duties include customer service in person, by email and over the phone, shelving, taking daily inventory, creating school orders, making table displays, and maintaining and organizing assigned sections. Staff are expected to read a variety of children’s and teens’ backlist and frontlist titles to maintain knowledge of department inventory, regularly write book reviews for the website and department newsletters, and host author events.

Other responsibilities may include editorial tasks, coordinating Children and Teens book-a-month program, Children and Teens signed first editions club, and book fairs/partnership Fridays. The bookseller also may be enlisted to order sidelines, design window displays, present book talks for teachers, librarians, and students..


  • Good with people
  • Detail-oriented
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize tasks
  • Strong writing skills
  • Retail/customer service experience preferred
  • Public speaking experience a plus
  • Experience with children and/or teens a plus

How to Apply:

Complete and submit the online application and email a resume and a brief introduction to PandPjobs@politics-prose.com

Politics & Prose is a bustling and complex workspace, where jobs tend to require considerable time to master. So regrettably, we cannot consider applications for seasonal employment.