Bookstore clerks greet customers and provide them information on where a book may be placed. They also assist them in taking books out from shelves and eventually ringing up sales. The work of a bookstore can be fulfilling especially if you love being around books.

Bookstore clerks work in bookshops where they manage customers and perform clerical work to ensure the smooth working of the store. When you apply for this position, make sure that you develop a resume which boasts of your customer services skills and the ability to carry out duties at the cash register as well.

The following resume sample will help you apply for a position as a bookstore clerk. Read it carefully before you apply for this position.


Bookstore Clerk Resume Sample


Isaac Brayden

33 Park Lane | Ada, OK 77489 | Cell: (999) 999-9999 | Email:

**Bookstore Clerk**

• Over 4 years’ experience in retail setting
• Well versed in handling books and magazines in a bookstore environment
• Adept at stocking shelves and counters with books in accordance to their category
• In depth knowledge of managing inventory of books and coordinating efforts with book suppliers
• Proficient in handling cash registers and processing payments

• Introduced a “library” feature at Readings where customers can read and return books while remaining inside the bookstore facility
• Increased sales of underselling books by ensuring appropriate shelf space
• Suggested improvements in the inventory system and managed to convert the entire system from paper to electronic form, thereby reducing paperwork
• Singlehandedly managed the stall display for the store at the International Book Fair 2010


Bookstore Clerk
Readings, Ada, OK | Oct 2009 – Present

• Welcome customers as they arrived
• Provide information on bestsellers and new prints
• Direct and escorted customers to shelves
• Bring down books from top shelves in order to assist customers
• Stock shelves with book according to their types and categories
• Ensure that frayed or damaged books are returned to the storeroom
• Make sure that all out-of-stock books are ordered from the suppliers
• Receive books from suppliers and perform initial audit
• Operate cash register to ring sales

Bookstore Volunteer
Iowa Central Community College – Fort Dodge, IA

• Arranged books appropriately on shelves
• Ensured that all shelves and books were properly dusted
• Assisted customers in locating their choice of books
• Assisted in putting up window displays

Associate in Retail Management | City College | Fort Dodge, IA | 2006

• Effective communication skills in English and Spanish
• Good reasoning ability
• Ability to apply common sense
• Accurate cash handling proficiency
• Well organized and flexible
• “Can do” attitude