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Coming Summer 2022 -- Junior Booksellers and Bookseller Interns!

Applications available NOW through May 22!  Applications can only be picked up at the register!

This summer, our Junior Booksellers program is BACK for kids grades K-5th, along with something brand new for 6th - 12th graders. Introducing Bookseller Interns!

What's a Junior Bookseller or Bookseller Intern? Any kid who plans to read a bunch this summer and doesn't mind sharing their favorite reads with other kids and Novel customers! A huge part of indie bookselling is making recommendations to readers based on what we love to read most. Now we're asking for your help recommending titles -- kid to kid, teen to teen.

The first step is to grab an application at Novel. In order to re-create a REAL bookseller experience, we will only be distributing and accepting paper applications. These applications will request name, age, and contact info -- but there will also be sections for our Junior Booksellers & Bookseller Interns to fill out themselves, including a "book test" for Bookseller Interns (don't worry -- it's fun, and NOT for a grade!) Our booksellers think the book test is one of the most fun parts of our applications!

The application period will close on Sunday, May 22. Junior Booksellers and Bookseller Interns will receive a Bookseller Starter Kit, that includes a name badge, blank shelftalkers, and coupons.

Throughout the summer, you'll also receive emails about opportunities to come in and "work a shift" (help kid's department staff handsell books to customers, neaten displays, write shelftalkers, or other bookish fun) and information about other activities we have planned for Junior Booksellers & Bookseller Interns.

We will depend on collaborative input from Bookseller Interns about what kinds of projects they'd like to do this summer. It could be a literary magazine or zine, an open mic/coffeehouse night, weekly meetups, social media takeovers...we can't WAIT to see what y'all come up with!