My respect for Barnes & Noble employees just skyrocketed.

As a lifelong bibliophile, I’ve always thought it would be kinda cool to work in a bookstore or a library. Maybe not as a career–although I suppose the librarian thing is a possibility–but it would be nice to be able to spend a couple hours each day surrounded by books. And the employee discount would never hurt! But I don’t know how I would deal with the people who make up the green chunk of the pie. I imagine that after a while I’d get pretty good at identifying books just from those clues, but initially I’d probably just tell them to go home and google it…and don’t even get me started on Oprah’s Book Club

What do you think would be the best/worst part about working in a bookstore?

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4 thoughts on “My respect for Barnes & Noble employees just skyrocketed.

    • The only uniforms I’ve ever seen are polos and khakis, maybe aprons. I could deal with that if it meant I could spend my whole day surrounded by books! And I definitely agree that the smell would be way up there on the benefits scale 🙂

  1. I’ve always thought working in a bookstore would be so much fun. I worked in the library at my university while I was a student and it was so much fun. I love being surrounded by books, getting to see new books coming in, seeing what people are reading, and always discovering new things to read. I think that’d be the best part to work in a store. The worst would be standing on your feet all day and not being able to spend as much time browsing because you’d have to actually work! 🙂

    • One of the cool things I’ve heard about working in bookstores is that you can basically use it as a library–employees can take home books they want to read (one at a time) and read them and as long as they don’t show any damage they can go right back on the shelf! How cool would that be? But I do agree being on your feet all day could definitely be a drag!

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