Applying for a Job

Dear Applicant: 

Thank you for your interest in employment at Nowhere Bookshop. Before you decide to complete our rather lengthy application, we’d like to give you as much information about the store and the jobs as possible. Nowhere Bookshop is committed to building a community of readers here in San Antonio and becoming a premier independent bookstore. We are passionate about books and finding new readers for all of our favorite works (old and new). But working in an independent bookstore is not always easy. It is, first and foremost, a frontline retail job which means long hours on your feet, moving heavy boxes, and interacting with customers all day long. Every job in the shop is customer-focused. Whether it’s bookselling or receiving, our goal is to provide the best possible experience for our customers so that they keep coming back.

While you will read a lot of news lately about the resurgence of independent bookstores, the industry still struggles with an antiquated business model that keeps our margins low. But we are dedicated to ensuring that we are providing whatever we can to our employees and we plan to continually evaluate wages and benefits to ensure that the team that builds this store is well cared for. 

For now, our starting wages are as follows:

  • Bookseller ($12/hr)

After the completion of a 90-day probationary period, employees will receive a pay increase of fifty cents an hour. All positions will work out of our physical location at 5154 Broadway in San Antonio.

We are excited to (finally!) open our doors to the public soon. And we need to find the perfect team to pull it all together. The first years of Nowhere Bookshop are going to be fun and challenging and lots of work. We need enthusiastic and energetic booksellers to help make this store one of the best independent bookstores in the country. If, after considering all of the above, you feel you’d be a good addition to the team, please fill out the application and return it to Please do not bring your completed application to the store location. We will not be accepting walk-in applications at this time.

Thank you!
Elizabeth Jordan
Nowhere Bookshop General Manager