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There are no employment opportunities at this time, but feel free to submit your application in case an opening comes up.


Thank you for your interest in River Lights Bookstore as a possible place of employment. Because any employment decision is a very important one, we’d like to give you some basic information about working here that might influence your decision even before you take the time to fill out our rather lengthy application.

We need employees who are at least 16 years old and able to work evenings and weekends on a regular, not rotating, basis. Our beginning pay is $7.50 per hour. The work is customer oriented, very detailed, and sometimes physically demanding. Most of us spend long hours on our feet. Dust and printer’s ink are part of our daily environment, and applicants must have an adaptable nature because job descriptions here are often loosely defined. Staff must be flexible enough to fulfill a variety of functions, depending upon what needs are most pressing at any given time.

There are some benefits to offset the hard work and low pay. Free advance copies of books are yours for the asking. Employees may purchase all non-consignment merchandise at a discount. Fair Trade and assorted gift items will occasionally be available at cost. You will be able to take time off for important events in your life. Family and health are always considered a priority. Other benefits are less tangible, but obvious to book lovers, and are probably what brought you to this point in the first place. Bringing books and people together in an atmosphere that encourages freedom of expression can be personally rewarding. Yet, working in a bookstore is not for everyone who loves books and people.

If, after carefully considering the above, you feel that you can fulfill the requirements at the pay scale offered, and find satisfaction in working at River Lights, we encourage you to email us an application or stop by and pick up one in person at the store between 10:00 and 6:00 p.m. any weekday. Should a position be immediately available that combines your interests and qualifications with our needs, we will contact you. If no positions are initially available, your application will remain on file with us for one year.

Thank you for considering River Lights.

Sue Davis

and the River Lights Staff