Bookstore Volunteer Committee

Thank you for your interest in joining the Writers & Books (WAB) family and advancing our mission to promote reading and writing as lifelong activities in Rochester and beyond. Our indie bookstore is a labor of love - from curating the books we carry, to making it a welcoming space for readings, book launches, discussions, and other community activities. Your volunteer contributions will help us achieve our goals.


  • Customer service
  • Assist with shipping and receiving
  • Help with set-up and break-down for public events
  • Perform research 
  • Enter data
  • Design signs and shelf talkers
  • Assist with off-site bookstore events
  • Organize and shelve books; tidy displays
  • Assist with annual inventory taking

Desired Qualifications

  • Avid reader
  • Enjoy interacting with the public
  • Detail oriented
  • Internet savvy

Bonus Qualifications

  • Familiarity with point-of-sale applications and cashiering
  • Familiarity with Canva and/or other graphic design applications
  • Retail bookstore experience

Report to: Bookstore Coordinator (WAB staff) or Bookstore Volunteer Committee Chair (volunteer)