Apply To Work at Talking Leaves

Are you interested in working at Talking Leaves ... Books? If so, please read this first:

Dear Applicant:

Thank you for your interest in working at Talking Leaves. Because any employment decision is a very important one, we’d like to give you some basic information about working here that might influence your decision even before you take the time to fill out our application.

We need employees who are able to work weekdays and weekends on a regular, not rotating, basis. Our beginning pay is currently $15.25 per hour. The work is customer oriented, very detailed, and sometimes physically demanding. Most of us spend long hours on our feet. Dust and printer’s ink are part of our daily environment, and applicants must have an adaptable nature because job descriptions are often loosely defined. It is very important to be able to remain upbeat and positive for the time when you are in the store. Customer service is an essential part of everyone’s job here.

There are benefits to offset the hard work and low-pay including an employee discount. Bringing books and people together in an atmosphere that encourages freedom of expression can be personally rewarding. Yet, working in a bookstore is not for everyone who loves books and people.

If you feel, after careful consideration, that you can fulfill the job requirements at the pay scale offered and find satisfaction in working at Talking Leaves, we encourage you to fill out an application. We receive a high volume of applications and so cannot contact every applicant personally. We will keep your application on file for one year and we will contact you if we are interested in setting up an interview.

Thank you for your interest in working at Talking Leaves…Books, Buffalo’s oldest independent bookshop. We look forward to reading your application.

Lucy Kogler, Manager

Alicia Michielli, Assistant Manager

Jonathon Welch, Owner


If you're friendly, motivated, and know and love books, and have read and are not dissuaded by the above, click HERE to fill out an application online