Any Amount of Books The Charing Cross Road Bookshop

Work with us:

We are currently recruiting for an experienced bookseller to fill one of the two roles below:

  • Deputy / Assistant Bookshop Manager

  • Senior Bookseller

The post is a fixed term 12 month maternity cover to mid March 2025 (possibly beyond). This can be either a full-time (5 days p/w) or part-time (5 days p/w) post. Our preference is for full time.

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Who we are looking for:
Essential requirements:
- Prior experience in a bookshop setting, preferably at a senior level.
- A demonstrable interest in secondhand and used books.
- Some prior experience of managing or supervising other colleagues.
As one of the few general and rare bookshops in London, this is a unique opportunity.
We are looking for someone who is motivated, pro-active, with excellent attention to detail, who cares about how a bookshop looks and functions, who is looking to utilise and expand their knowledge and experience in bookselling.
Importantly,
we need someone who is really interested in books and bookselling, and great with people. You will be joining a small friendly, stable and supportive team.

The salary range for this role is:
  • between £28,800 to 29,400 for a Senior Bookseller depending on experience.
  • between £30,160 to £32,240 for a Deputy Manager depending on experience.

To Apply:
Before applying please make sure you have first downloaded and read the job descriptions below:
Please apply for the post you feel best fits your current experience and skill level.

To apply please complete the short form below, and upload .pdf files of your CV and a covering letter. We are only accepting applications that have followed these guidelines.

Application timelines:
  • The deadline for applications is by close of day Friday 1st March.
Interviews:
  • There will be initial zoom interviews between Saturday 2nd to Friday 8th March.
  • followed by in person interviews between Saturday 9th to Saturday 16th March.
  • We are looking to appoint ideally by the 16th March, with the position starting as soon as possible after that date subject to candidates existing notice periods.

Please send any enquiries to Michael Cubey, Operations Director. Please don't make in person or phone enquiries to the bookshop regarding this role as colleagues at the shop won't be able to provide any more information than we have made available here.

Application form:

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We are an accredited Living Wage Employer. Any Amount of Books has been paying the Real London Living Wage as our entry level wage since Gill took on ownership in 2019. All our staff are paid the Real London Living Wage, or more.

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We are members of:

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About us:

Bookshop Director:
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Gillian McMullan

Gill has been the manager of Any Amount of Books since 1998, and Bookshop Director / owner since 2019. She has been involved in bookselling throughout her working life.
When not working she is reading.


Operations Director:

Michael, unlike Gill, does not have an extensive background in books. Michael oversees the online sales, and makes sure that the systems and operational side of the shop run as smoothly as possible.
If this website isn't working properly, it's his fault.

Michael Cubey
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Watch the video bookshop profile and interview with Gillian McMullan below: made in July 2020 by Lauren LaTulip of BlueStocking Books UK

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Continuing tradition…and keeping London in books

There has been a book shop at 56 Charing Cross since the 1920s, if not earlier.

56 Charing Cross Road in the 1920s, when the shop was owned by the folklorist AH Mayhew. The entrance, lighting, signs and staff attire have changed a bit since since then, but like Mr Mayhew, we still put some of our books outside the shop each morning.

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A note for agents, publishers and authors :

We are a secondhand bookshop, we don't sell any new publications and can't stock your newly published book, sorry.

We also don't host book launches, signings, readings, or other similar events. We have quite small spaces and its not really the venue for this.

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CONTACT US:

Open 7 days a week:
Monday to Saturday 11.30 am to 7.30 pm
Sunday 11.30 am to 6.30 pm


PHONE:

+44 020 7836 3697
(we can't always answer the phone if the shop is busy)

EMAIL:

General enquiries: shop@anyamountofbooks.com
Online sales enquiries: sales@anyamountofbooks.com

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FIND US:

56 Charing Cross Road
London
WC2H 0QA