Volunteer at the Library's Used Bookstore

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Milwaukee Public Library

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What is the BookSeller?
The BookSeller is a Used Bookstore operated by the Friends of Milwaukee Public Library in the Central Library (814 E. Wisconsin Ave). It is one of the best used bookstores in Milwaukee and is run by the best volunteers! The sales from The Bookseller directly support grants for books and materials for children and adults.

Sorting Room and BookSeller Staff
We have two main volunteer sections that we cross train our volunteers on at The BookSeller.

In the Sorting Room you will help bring in donations to our Sorting and pricing room. You will triage books by categories, publishing date and condition. A healthy knowledge of literature from classics to new bestsellers and everything in between is helpful but not necessary, just a love for books.

As part of the BookSeller Staff, customer service is key. Along with ringing up sales, you will assist customers, stock and face books and perform other retail tasks.

Store Hours
Monday: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday - Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
*some sorting room hours outside store hours available

Volunteer Shifts
Morning shift: 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Afternoon Shift: 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Minimum commitment of one shift per week on a regular basis

- Ages 18 and up.
- Good communication skills.
- Cash handling experience.
- Able to work one shift a week.

To become a volunteer
Fill out our Online Volunteer Application at mpl.org/volunteer and reference "The BookSeller"
Or visit The BookSeller in person and fill out an application

For More information Contact Wendy, BookSeller Manager, at (414) 286-2142 or bookseller@mpl.org

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Milwaukee Public Library814 W. Wisconsin AveMilwaukee, WI 53233



  • Transactions
  • People Skills
  • Merchandising
  • Retail / Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Literacy / Reading


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One Shift per Week

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