Riverwalk Books
“Lake Chelan Valley's Community Bookstore”

Thank you for your interest in Riverwalk Books 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 application. 

We are seeking employees who are book lovers and customer-oriented.  This is a detailed and sometimes physically demanding job.  You will spend long hours on your 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. We must be flexible enough to fulfill a variety of functions, depending upon what needs are most pressing at any given time.

We hire part-time and full-time employees.  We need employees who are able to work evenings and weekends on a regular, not rotating basis.  Our beginning pay is Washington State minimum, possibly more if you have previous bookselling or equivalent retail experience. You can expect to move into other areas of operation as opportunities present themselves and your interests and expertise develop.  We see teamwork, book knowledge, flexibility and, above all, customer service as critical elements to the success of this store.

There are some benefits to offset the hard work.  Employees may purchase books and gifts at a discount.  Employees receive advance copies of books. Vacation and sick leave are paid based on length of employment.  Other benefits are less tangible, including bringing books and people together in an atmosphere that encourages freedom of expression.

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 Riverwalk Books, we encourage you to fill out the attached application  and return it to our store.  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, we will keep your application for six months.

Thank you for your consideration of us and your kind attention.

Libby Manthey

Riverwalk Books is an equal oppurtunity employer.