Join Our Team

Blue Baboon Books is looking for a new team member! If you love books and families, this is the job for you! We offer a creative and fun working environment, and you get to walk into a workplace that smells like books every day! Successful candidates will have the following characteristics:

  • You must love to read, of course.
  • Outgoing, gregarious, and friendly – yet not overbearing.
  • Ability to use a computer and cash register.
  • Must be able to lift at least 30 pounds. Boxes of books are heavy!
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends.
  • Must be willing to stay on top of current book trends and titles.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability, confidence, and experience in leading small children in an activity or craft.
  • Creativity.
  • Punctuality.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Detail-oriented.
  • You must appreciate the chaos and craziness that comes with running a business that centers around children and their families.

We are a small business, so our booksellers wear a lot of hats. On any given day, we might be rearranging the store displays, comforting a crying child, planning an author event, hosting a storytime, crafting, cleaning, or decorating the store for a special event. A job at Blue Baboon Books will include (but not limited to) the following tasks:

  • Customer service.
  • Operating a cash register.
  • Operating a computer.
  • Setting up, running, or breaking down book fairs across the Wichita metro area.
  • Vacuuming and dusting.
  • Cleaning the bathroom.
  • Shelving books and other merchandise.
  • Theatrically and dramatically reading during storytimes.
  • Making children smile and laugh.
  • Making families happy.
  • Leading various crafts and activities with children of all ages and their families.
  • Setting up and decorating for events.
  • Working in the permanent store, inside the mobile store, and at various other locations for off-site book fairs and events.
  •  Running occasional errands.
  •  Other tasks as they arise.

If you think this would be a good fit for you, download and complete the application from the link below. Return it via email to or bring it into the store at 9428 W. Central. If we're currently hiring, we'll consider you for the positions that we have open.