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)

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