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Third Place Books always accepts applications for General Booksellers. 

Third Place Books looks for applicants with a passion for independent bookselling and an active desire to learn about the book business. Those with previous bookstore or library experience are strongly encouraged to apply. Competitive benefits include health insurance, a 401k plan, free bus pass, paid vacation and sick time, and a generous employee discount. Candidates are expected to make a minimum one year commitment to employment.

Third Place Books is committed to building and valuing a diverse group of booksellers that represents the community we serve. We are a company that values inclusiveness and embraces the diversity of its people, such as differences in cultural backgrounds, race, ethnicity, disability, age, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

When a job opening occurs at any of our locations, we will post it to Craigslist. 


If you would like to apply:

Lake Forest Park Store 

Call to see if we are currently hiring then pick up an application form at our Lake Forest Park store or email your resume to comments (at) Applications will not be mailed, faxed or e-mailed to applicants.


Ravenna Store

Call to check on available positions. Accepts resumes only in-person or via email kalani (at)

Seward Park Store

No positions available at this time, but interested individuals are encouraged to email a resume and cover letter to Kim at kimh (at) to be kept on file for future openings.