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Spontaneous application booksellers

  • Applications are considered on a rolling basis

Do you have a great interest in books and love sales? Are you interested in working in the book industry? Then we would love to hear from!

Working as a bookseller at Pocket Shop is independent and you need a good sense of responsibility. The duties include, in addition to selling books (mainly paperbacks), to assist our clients in terms of service and book recommendations, ordering and unpacking of books and keeping the store looking great.

Skills & Requirements

We are looking for someone who is positive, committed, and sales-oriented. You take initiatives and see what needs to be done, have good prioritization skills and are responsible and independent in your work.

It is important that you are good at handling stressful situations and that you think it is genuinely fun to work in retail and to sell. We prefer that you have previous experience in retail or similar.

Of course, you also have to know a lot about and love books, with a humble attitude to literature Due to the opening hours of the stores is important that you are flexible.

Let us know that you are intersted in working at Pocket Shop by downloading a letter explaining why and your CV (no more than 3 pages total).

Great Place to Work

  • This is what our employees say about Pocket Shop:

  • "Expertise, conveyed with a sense of humour"

  • "An atmosphere of open communication"

  • "You feel appreciated as an individual"

  • "A pleasant workplace without gossip"

  • "Easygoing, fun and personal approach"

About the company

Pocket Shop is a Swedish chain of bookshops. The first Pocket Shop opened 1989 at Stockholm Central Station and today we have over 30 shops in Sweden, Finland, in Germany and the UK. Since 2012 Pocket Shop is owned by Swedish media group, Bonnier, one of the largest media groups in the world.

Pocket Shop is currently in an exciting and expansive phase and our vision is to give all groups of society the opportunity to own and experience great books.

Everyone that works at Pocket Shop loves books and sales! We believe that there is a book for everyone, and our job is to find the right one for each customer.

As a co-worker at Pocket Shop you share your interest for reading with colleagues and customers. If you are service minded and like working in an high-pace environment, we think that you are going to love working at Pocket Shop!

1989It all began when Mathias Engdahl started Pocket Shop. Then as now the business concept reads: In an inspiring way, Pocket Shop sells a wide selection of front exposed books in locations where many people are on the move.

1900s and early 2000We then opened several stores, for instance in Gothenburg and Malmö.

2003Arlanda airport After 14 years of persistent work, we finally opened a store in Arlanda 2003. We also continued with more stores, for example in Uppsala.

2008In 2008 we realised a dream we’ve had from the start - to open a store abroad.

2012Since this year, Pocket Shop is owned by Bonnier Books.

2016Pocket Shops keeps expanding and we are now happy to open our first store/s in the UK.

Sara Larsson | Hiring Manager

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