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Love Books? So do we! You should come work with us! BookPeople is the largest independent bookstore in Texas. During our more than fifty year history, we have gained national recognition and become an iconic Austin destination. 

Our slogan is “a community bound by books,” and we pride ourselves in expressing our individuality and diversity through staff curation and impeccable customer interaction. Our diversity is demonstrated not only by our voices in the store but by the books on our shelves. Our number one asset is our employees, whose knowledge, enthusiasm, and expertise are invaluable. We are known not only for our ability to help Austin readers find what they want to read now but also identify what they want to read next. 

BookPeople is a busy and innovative place to work. We host over 400 events in the store and around the city each year  (pre-pandemic!). We pride ourselves in being Austin’s bookstore and look for every opportunity to engage with the Austin community through our work in schools and with local non-profits. 


To apply for an open position, or to keep your application on file for future Bookseller I openings, please complete the following application and turn it in at the Customer Service desk at the front of the store, or email it to floormanagers@bookpeople.com and customerservice@bookpeople.com

Included with the application is an essay portion. We encourage you to take the opportunity to be creative and tell us why you feel you’d be a good fit for BookPeople. 

We thank you for your enthusiasm and your interest in joining the team. We look forward to seeing your application and to meeting you in person. 



Updated: 9/21/2023