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Weborder Bookseller

Politics and Prose needs a full-time (40 hours per week) Weborder Bookseller at its main store on Connecticut Avenue NW in Washington, DC.

A Weborder Bookseller processes orders made through the bookstore’s website. The job requires the ability to manage many tasks at one time, excellent customer service skills, and a self-starting and goal-oriented work ethic. Experience in retail is strongly preferred.  Bookselling experience is even better. Weborder Booksellers have regular schedules that include working day shifts, night shifts, and at least one weekend shift. This schedule can be flexible. 

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Processing payments online and in the point-of-sale system 

  • Collecting books for individual weborders 

  • Communicating primarily by email but also by phone with customers 

  • Assisting staff with any weborder inquiries 

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

Adult Full-Time Bookseller (multiple vacancies)

Politics and Prose needs Adult Full-Time (40 hours per week) Booksellers for the main store located on Connecticut Avenue NW. There are multiple vacancies open. This is a fast-paced job.  It is mentally and physically taxing. 


The booksellers are responsible for making sure bookstore operations run smoothly. It’s a lively work environment that offers a varied workday ranging from moving boxes of books to offering personal book recommendations to--always and above all--providing top-notch customer service.  Every day, booksellers help customers find books, shelve books and maintain displays, operate cash registers, take special orders, and answer phones.    

Duties will include but are not limited to:   

  • Working at least one morning, one evening, and one weekend shift each week   

  • Staying calm under pressure, juggling many tasks, and retaining a lot of information  

  • Standing on their feet for 8 hours at a time, lifting boxes of books (usually 25-30lbs each) and shelving individual books frequently 

  • Maintaining a polite and professional demeanor with customers  

  • Processing customer orders that come in through P&P’s website  

Retail or bookselling experience preferred.  

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

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


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