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Barnes & Noble Education Bookseller- Shipping & Receiving (Full-time) in CAMBRIDGE, Massachusetts


Barnes & Noble College is a retail partner for nearly 800 colleges and universities nationwide. We offer a retail environment like no other – uniquely focused on delivering essential educational content, tools, and merchandise within a dynamic retail environment on campuses of higher education. Our teams interact directly with our customers including students, faculty, administration, alumni, and the general public to provide outstanding customer service to sell or rent books, general merchandise, and an array of products and services for an academic community.


Barnes & Noble College is seeking dynamic, friendly, and customer-focused team members to work every week, year round for at least 30 hours each week as full-time Booksellers. As a full-time employee you may work in any department within the store from Textbooks, Trade Books, or General Merchandise to assist customers with locating products, answering questions, shelving and restocking the sales floor, processing cash, credit, and/or financial aid transactions, assisting with refunds and returns, among other tasks.


Our stores can carry everything from text and trade books, technology, and school supplies to clothing, regalia, and food-- everything a college student desires, their parents want, and our faculty needs. Full-time employees can work in one or a variety of departments and are typically scheduled to work varying or set schedules of at least 30 hours on a weekly basis year round.

Barnes & Noble College is seeking dynamic, friendly, and customer-focused team members to work year round for at least 30 hours every week as full-time Booksellers in our Shipping & Receiving department. In Shipping & Receiving you will spend the majority of your time between a warehouse setting and the sales floor ensuring the store has the products to service our customers.


  • Assist with shipments, orders, and invoices—verifying all for accuracy.

  • Pack, seal, label, or affix postage to prepare materials for shipping.

  • Use hand tools, power tools, online shipping services, or postage meters.

  • Maintain a working knowledge of all departments in the store to be able to greet and provide support to customers and team members.

  • Shelve, arrange, and categorize stock according to specific criteria that changes frequently.

  • Clean the store and warehouse are to maintain a safe and efficient work floor.

  • May provide periodic assistance with processing sales transactions involving cash, credit, or financial aid payments.

  • Full-time positions require availability to work at least 30 hours on a weekly basis year round.

  • Schedules may be set or vary to meet the needs of the store.

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent movement within the store to access various departments, areas, and/or products.

  • Ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods.

  • Frequent lifting.

  • Occasional reaching, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and climbing ladders.

COVID-19 Considerations:

Our stores comply with all applicable federal, state and local requirements and/or recommendations regarding social distancing and sanitizing. In accordance with individual campus requirements, positions may require confirmation of vaccination. The use of face masks throughout the day and while on campus may also be expected or required.


  • Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age to be considered for employment.

  • High school diploma/GED required.

  • Friendly personality, with strong communication skills to interact with a variety of people.

  • Outstanding customer service skills to work with vendors, customers, and team members.

  • Basic math, keyboarding, and data entry skills.

  • Flexibility in scheduling is necessary.

EEO Statement

Barnes & Noble College is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.


ID 2022-3199

Category Retail Sales Associate

Position Type Regular FT