"You must keep precise records of all purchases. Time. Amount. The customer's appearance. His state of mind. How he asks for the book. How he receives it. Does he appear to be injured. Is he wearing a sprig of rosemary on his hat. And so on."

― Robin Sloan, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore

What are you doing this summer?

Apply to work at Chautauqua Bookstore for the 2020 CHQ season today!  We welcome your interest and expertise.

(And no; we won't expect you to track our guests' hat trimmings.)

  Check out our posted positions