Have you always dreamed of working in a bookstore? Well now’s your chance! Buffalo Street Books, Ithaca’s independent cooperatively-owned bookstore, is dedicated to supporting our community’s passion for reading, books, and literacy.


We’re a small team of hard working book lovers willing to go the extra mile, looking for someone with a deep love and broad knowledge of books and writing.


The job will include:

  • Running cash register

  • Providing excellent customer service at all times

  • Getting to know BSB inventory to help with handselling

  • Maintenance of inventory and displays

  • Assisting with in-store and off-site events


Preferred qualifications include:

  • 1+ years of retail/customer service experience

  • Knowledge of and comfort with computers

  • Attention to detail and organizational ability

  • Enthusiasm and adaptability are essential for our fast-paced, ever-changing environment

  • Strong connections to the Ithaca community are a plus

  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds and stand for long periods

  • Ability to work weekends required


Buffalo Street Books is a living wage employer. This is a permanent position, not a summer job.

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10am ~ 6pm
sun. mon. tue. wed.
10am ~ 7pm
thu. fri. sat. 

The Dewitt Mall

215 North Cayuga Street

Ithaca, New York 14850