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Part-timer for Dunedin wanted - 5th Sep 2018

Part-timer for Dunedin wanted We are looking for a part-time worker for our lovely bookshop in Dunedin. You must be able to work Saturdays and other days are negotiaable. You must be able to carry heavy boxes up stairs so you will need to be reasonably fit. 

A major part of the job is data entry so you must have good keyboard skills and fast, accurate typing. Excellent spelling is required too. You need to be good with customers and able to balance the till.

A love of books is essential and it will help you enjoy the job. Pop in to the shop and have a chat about the job when you pick up an application form.

Astronomy - 24th Aug 2018

Astronomy New Zealand is rightly famous for its night skies and the great opportunities for star gazing. And whether you are a total beginner with a budding interest in the stars or a keen amateur or a dedicated astronomer, you can always benefit from a good book to help with what to look for.

Why not get a copy of this book:
Stars of the Southern Skies: An Observer's Guide for New Zealand
by Patrick Moore

Patrick Moore describes and plots the stars in the four seasons (because there are differences apparently). He also examines the history of astronomy and looks into such things as cosmic debris, telescopes, and even the chance of life somewhere else in the universe. 

Get a copy now and join all the others gazing in wonder at our lovely night skies.

Spring - 23rd Aug 2018

It seems to have come round rather quickly and now it's only a week or so until spring arrives. And with the arrival of spring, our minds automatically turn to gardening. There is so much to consider, what with plants and flowers and bulbs and vegetables and fruit and hedges and trees and more.

Best to get yourself in the mood by perusing a few of the myriad gardening books on offer. Why not pop into the shop and pick up a couple to get you ready for all the excitement (and hard work) to come. There's no better way to decide what to plant where or how to landscape than  by reading a book. And whether you want advice or inspiration or whether you're a seasoned expert or a complete first-timer, books will provide the information you need.

Mini Penguins - 22nd Aug 2018

These little books are really called Penguin 60s (rather than mini-Penguins) but whatever you want to call them, they are a great idea.  

They're so small you can put them just about anywhere: stuff a couple in your handbag; put one in your pocket; cram several in your backpack; take a handful in your luggage; fit one into your document folder when travelling; keep one in your wallet; shove a few in your gym bag; be inventive.

You can whip one out and read it on the bus, on the train, on a plane, in a car, at morning teatime, during lunch break, at the doctor's or dentist's; while waiting for a tardy date; in a bar; before a rugby game; at the park; in the playground; again, be inventive.  

Come in and buy a few or a lot.  They're not only small, they are cheap.  How can you resist? 

Irvine Welsh - 17th Aug 2018

Irvine Welsh Sad news. Irvine Welsh has had to cancel his trip and will not be speaking in Dunedin. Very disappointing for his many fans.

However, there is some good news. You can still pop into the shop and get yourself copies of his books. We have available:
Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs
If You Like School, You'll Love Work
Marabou Stork Nightmares

and more....................................

To all job applicants - 1st Aug 2018

To all job applicants We tried to contact all unsuccessful applicants by email but for several of you, we did not have an email address (our fault - we completely forget to ask for it on the form). If you have heard nothing from us, then we are sorry to inform you that you have not been successful on this occasion.

However, we would like to thank you for the care, attention and effort you clearly put into your application. We will be keeping your details on file for the present in case the interviews do not result in our hiring anyone. In that unlikely event, we might contact you.

You are most welcome to re-apply if / when we advertise another position in the future.
Best of luck with your job search. And thanks again for your interest and your time.

Looking for a job? - 24th Jul 2018

Looking for a job? The Legendary HARD TO FIND (BUT WORTH THE EFFORT) QUALITY SECONDHAND BOOKSHOP Dunedin is hiring one part-time and one full-time worker. Hours are 9.45am to 6.15pm daily

Love books? Money much less important than job satisfaction? Always wanted to work with attractive intelligent interesting people? Then this is the job for you!
The successful applicant will be:
• honest, reliable, friendly, well spoken, with good teeth
• intelligent, organised, well read, with fast accurate keyboard skills (one essential job is data entry) and must know how to use apostrophe’s correctly.
• fit and healthy – books and bookcases are heavy and our shop is upstairs.
The job can be very physically demanding and obsessive so is possibly not suitable for anyone with a real life or sporting ambitions.

Applicants must come in to the Dunedin shop to get an application form (no online applications accepted) and must attach a recent photo. Applications close at 5.30pm on Monday 30 July 2018

Irvine Welsh - 23rd Jul 2018

Irvine Welsh Irvine Welsh is coming to Dunedin in September. His will be a popular session I should think so make sure you book your tickets early. In the meantime, reading some of his books is a good way to prepare yourself for the interview

Most famous for Trainspotting, he has actually written many other books. We will feature one of his each day. You can pop in and pick up a copy or wait until we've highlighted a week's worth. Today's book, as you can see, is Filth.

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