Search results reflect our warehouse stock, not necessarily  in-store availability. If you need to know ASAP whether we have a book on hand, please call the store at (413) 534-7307MHC Students: Please do not search for your textbooks online, as used editions and lower priced older editions will not show up.

Working at the Odyssey

Work at the Odyssey!

The Odyssey Bookshop in South Hadley, MA, is looking for an enthusiastic, part time children’s bookseller for our store. The successful candidate will have a background somewhere in the book and/or retail industry, possess patience and energy in equal measure, have a passion for children’s books ranging from picture books to young adult, enjoy working with all ages of the public, be a master of time management, and have lots of social media savvy. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: public speaking, running children’s events and storytimes both in the store and around the community, working with local authors, illustrators, teachers, and librarians; making book recommendations to families; overseeing daily duties within the department such as straightening and shelving; and in general being a cheerleader for all things related to children’s books.


3-4 days per week, including Saturdays and the occasional evening.


General proficiency in Microsoft suite, Google Docs, and Publisher necessary. Must have own transportation, must be able to lift boxes of books up to 50lbs.


This is an hourly, part time position with some benefits. $11.00-12.00/hour, depending on experience. Please present cover letter and resume in person to Joan (store owner) or Emily (store manager); if you are unable to do so in person, please email same to  Emily at and explain why you cannot apply in person.

Odyssey Bookshop is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and women, people of color, and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply.