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Bookstore Interview Questions to Ask
1. I would like to ask you a question about the type of work that wwill be assigned to me if i get selected
2. How will I be trained?
3. What does this job entail?
4. What is your favourite book?
List of Bookstore Interview Questions
  1. Are you a reliable person? Tell me about your punctuality and accountability on the job.
  2. What do you know about our bookstore?
  3. How often do you find yourself reading?
  4. How often do you shop for books here?
  5. How long do you foresee yourself working here?
  6. In your opinion, what separates us from the big box, corporate bookstores?
  7. What was the last book you read?
  8. Why do you want to work here?
  9. What is your favorite genre of books?
  10. What frustrates you on the job?
  11. Tell me about your last job. What was your favorite part of the role and why did you leave?
  12. Do you have any leadership experience in a retail environment?
  13. Have you had sales goals in any previous roles?
  14. Tell me about a contribution you made to the last team you worked on.
  15. How do you like to be recognized for your accomplishments?
  16. What is your favorite book?
  17. Tell me about yourself.
  18. If a customer was looking for a particular book that we did not have, how would you turn that into a sale?
  19. Are you comfortable handling a cash register and managing financial transactions?
  20. Tell me about your experiences as a customer service representative.
  21. Do you have a favorite author?
  22. How would you keep a customer engaged and excited about being in our store?
  23. Bookstores continue to struggle, why do you believe they will always be around?
  24. How many hours would you like to work per week?
  25. How would your last manager describe you?
Contributing Author
Christine Pasqueretta
HR Executive
Contributing Author
Diana D'Souza
HR Professional
Bookstore Information
August 17th, 2017

Working as a cashier in a bookstore is one of the best jobs you can find if you are an avid reader and love being around books. Your exact duties and responsibilities may vary depending on how big the bookstore is and whether it is part of a large chain or a bookstore run by a single owner. In general, bookstore employees perform various clerical and cashier duties. They make sure all books are properly categorized and placed on the right shelves and help customers find what they are looking for.

Bookstore cashiers are also responsible for receiving payments, entering sales in the cash register, processing membership requests and issuing refunds. In addition to the various financial and administrative related tasks, bookstore employees also make reading recommendations to customers who are not sure about which book to pick up. A high school education is often enough for anyone who would like to work in a bookstore.

At your interview for a job in a bookstore, the bookstore owner will ask you all kinds of questions to assess your passion for the job. For a bookstore owner, this is most important. Expect to be asked questions about why you want to work in a bookstore. Which is your favorite book? Who is your favorite author? What book would you recommend to a customer looking for a book on X. Before going to the bookstore interview it is most important to spend some time thinking about your answers as this is key to getting the job. Bookstore mock interview questions has several questions to get you on the right track.