The Position has been filled .

This year will be the first year I will be exhibiting at the NY Book Show. I have been hard at work, cataloguing, packing and writing a New Catalogue for this event.

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In addition to this, or maybe because of this, I think that I will need an assistant, generally my daughter Eva is my assistant, but this year Her high school musical “Catch me if you can” falls on this date. Therefore I am in need of an assistant! IMG_0235Here is a short description of what I am considering, if you are interested PLEASE contact me As soon as you can.

I am offering a paid internship:

The pay will be a $1,000 plus meals, to work in my booth at the New York Antiquarian Book Fair from Wednesday April 6th to Sunday April 10th. If you wish to gain experience in the book trade or just want a behind-the-scenes look at the goings on at the premier North American book fair, I welcome you to apply with either a CV or an email detailing your background and what you hope to gain by participating in this event. No prior experience in the book trade or librarianship required.

Responsibilities include: familiarizing yourself with our inventory (a list will be provided prior to the book fair), booth set-up (unpacking books and arranging them in the display cases), interacting with visitors to the booth, minding the booth when I am called away, engaging clients when I am occupied, and performing small but essential tasks to keep things running smoothly (for instance, buying lunch nearby.)

If you are considering applying for this position, please understand that the most important qualifications are enthusiasm and, above all, an outgoing, courteous, and engaging personality. The book show can be very hectic at times, the booth can become quite crowded, and in the flurry of activity, you may be the only person with whom a client or casual browser interacts.

Please email me directly at

Thank you for your interest and I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours very truly,

James Gray, Bookseller.
46 Hobbs Road
Princeton Ma 01541
cell (617) 678-4517
Member ABAA & ILAB


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