Work for Us

Book Cataloguers

Want to work for a bookshop?  Looking for some part-time, flexible work?  Live close to Chartham Hatch? If so, we may have a great work-from -home, piece-work role for you as a book cataloguer.

The Role

Cataloguing involves inspecting books for condition, edition and history, describing its features and flaws accurately and determining its market value.  Some online research may be required.

The most important skills required for this role include:

  • Good IT skills, with competency in using web browsers, word processors and spreadsheets
  • Good typing skills and strong attention to detail
  • Good written language skills
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to self-motivate and work independently
  • An interest in books, book collecting and/or reading

Fluency in a language other than English can also be an advantage but is not essential.

We’ll give you full training, at Chartham Hatch Village Hall, and support in assessing books and cataloguing according to BookAddiction standards and practices.  You’ll need to have a good internet access, space to work in comfortably and space to store safely a few boxes of books.  We can provide a computer if you don’t have one.

Once trained, we can deliver and collect books from you.  To make this a practical arrangement, you will need to be close to Chartham Hatch, where BookAddiction is based.

The role would suit those who want flexibility in working hours, perhaps to fit around other commitments, and is keen to work from home.  You can work as much or as suits you, from a couple of hours here and there to full-time, and at times that suit you. 

We pay you per book catalogued an estimate that, once trained and familiar with processes, you can earn around £10-15 an hour.

About BookAddiction

BookAddiction is a family-run, on-line bookshop selling collectible, antiquarian and second-hand books and associated ephemera to clients all over the world.  It’s a growing business and we’re on the look-out for people who have a few hours a week (or more) to help us out in preparing our books for sale, assessing and cataloguing them and preparing listings to offer them online.

The romance of working among books can be a very strong pull for some, and we cannot deny we love what we do and there’s lots of pleasure to be had.  The books we handle are often fascinating, beautiful and evocative.  But working with second-hand books has its challenges too – they can be heavy and dirty.

How to apply

If you’re interested in applying, please email with a cover letter and CV, setting out why you think you are a good fit for the role and any relevant experience and skills.  We look forward to hearing from you.