If you like being around books, you may be interested in a job as a bookstore clerk. When you apply for this position, make sure that your cover letter reflects this interest and the ability to handle all the other chores that are part of a bookstore clerk’s work.

Role and Scope of Position

Generally, bookstore clerks provide retail and customer support services in a bookstore. They greet customers, direct them to the right shelves, locate books for them and ring sales. They are also required to stock books on shelves in accordance to their type and size and make sure that every book and shelf are in good order and clean. They also maintain inventory of books that they receive from suppliers and ensure that orders for new prints or books are placed in a time-efficient manner.

If you have a high school diploma or an equivalent, you are eligible to work as a bookstore clerk! Take a look at the following cover letter sample before you write one of your own for this position.


Bookstore Clerk Cover Letter Sample


400 County Road 6677
Ada, OK 99111
(000) 444-9999
Caleb.1 @ email . com
October 10, 2013

Mr. Michael Sam
Manager Human Resources
Johnson County Community College
300 Garden Lane
Ada, OK 55555


Dear Mr. Sam:

As an organized, dependable, and detail-oriented individual, I would like to be considered for a position of Bookstore Clerk at Johnson County Community College. With experience working in retail settings, and familiarity with inventory management and retail POS systems, I have a diverse expertise to offer.

My skills set closely matches those needed in the Bookstore Clerk. Upon reading your job description in detail, my personality seems to be a fit to manage the clerical and customer service aspects of your store. From welcoming customers to the store to assisting them in finding the books that they desire, I would like to do all. I am well versed in categorizing books and magazines according to their types so that it is easy for customers to locate them. In addition to this, I have acute knowledge of operating cash registers and can close sales effectively.

Using my well-developed communication skills to contribute to your efforts, I intend to be instrumental in managing the mechanics of the bookstore in a professional manner. My resume is enclosed with this letter for your perusal. Please feel free to contact me for any further information that you may need.

Thank you for your consideration.



Caleb Hord

Enc. Resume