Being a Harry Hartog Bookseller

The Harry Hartog Bookseller is the heart and soul of our bookshops; the beautiful combination of their passions, expertise and individual quirks plays a tremendous role in making our shops unique and keeping our customers coming back for more.

Being a Harry Hartog Bookseller is not a regular retail job. When you join our team you join a brigade of people committed to spreading a love of the written word. You become part of a group of individuals intemperate in their belief that stories – both real and imagined – open the door to worlds you may never have visited, lives you may never have encountered, and experiences you may never have undergone.

With every book you put in a pair of hands, you are contributing to the development of informed, empathetic and perceptive individuals each who, in turn, will go on to shape the world we live in.


What Harry Hartog Booksellers Are Made Of (Or, What We Look For in a Bookseller)

To be the best bookseller, you will first focus on providing extraordinary customer experience. You will be friendly, professional and passionate, sharing your love of books with whoever is front of you or on the telephone line. You will also be across the books we stock – both new and old -- and our exciting line of gifts and lifestyle, ready to make suitable recommendations on both fronts.

We also expect you to use your initiative when it comes to creating displays, planning and running special events and generating ideas for how to make your bookshop more unique and enticing.

Help us create the Harry Hartog adventure.

For all career enquires please send a cover letter and resume to careers@harryhartog.com.au. 
Please state which store you are applying for.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Retail Bookseller

Harry Hartog and Berkelouw Books is Australia’s leading group of booksellers, with stores throughout the country.

We are seeking enthusiastic, energetic booksellers to join our dedicated teams at the following locations: -

  • Berkelouw Books Mona Vale
  • Berkelouw Books Leichhardt
  • Harry Hartog Bondi Junction
  • Harry Hartog Warringah

Job Description
The Booksellers role contributes to the effective running of the bookstore, through attentive customer service and product knowledge.


  • Maintain a high level of customer service
  • Assist with customer enquiries
  • Recommend and sell book and gift items enthusiastically
  • Processing customer orders and book reservations
  • Handling payments by cash, credit card and using gift vouchers
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of current titles
  • Maintain instore merchandising and displays
  • Participating in book events, including author talks and book signings
  • Processing stock deliveries and returns

Essential Criteria

  • Exceptional sales and customer service experience
  • Retail sales experience
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities
  • High level of organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with Retail Software and EFTPOS

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience within the retail book industry
  • Experience managing large inventory, including receiving, returns and ensuring accurate stock on hand
  • Sound presentation and merchandising skills

Employment Conditions
Permanent part time booksellers are required to work a flexible roster including weekdays and weekends. Booksellers must be available during peak retails periods within December and January.

Harry Hartog and Berkelouw Books offer a beautiful work environment, generous staff discounts, and the excitement of involvement in a growing and successful business.

Applications must address the selection criteria to be considered for an interview.
Applicants should forward a cover letter outlining experience along with an updated copy of your resume to careers@harryhartog.com.au