About Book Passage
With over 800 author events per year, two internationally acclaimed annual conferences, an exciting array of writing and language classes, and a comprehensive selection of books on a wide variety of topics, Book Passage is one of the world's leading bookstores and a Bay Area institution. We are committed to our community, working with a number of local schools, universities, and non-profit organizations, and striving to inspire creativity and learning for Bay Area residents of all ages. To that end, Book Passage offers employees unlimited opportunities to develop new interests and skills, personally and professionally.


Open Positions as of November 23, 2021


The Role
The Barista is all about hospitality! You want and aspire to deliver an exceptional experience to every customer in our café. You act with integrity & respect, work to create a safe, clean, and healthy work environment, provide quality food and beverages consistently, and are kind to those you work with and serve.

Duties and Responsibilites

  • Provide consistent quality beverages and food servings
  • Maintain familiarity with all menu items and share that information with customers
  • Maintain a clean environment both in the bar and in the customer areas
  • Handle and maintain all coffee-brewing and other equipment in a proper manner
  • Follow all company policies, including policies on cash-handling and cash-register procedures
  • Attend all scheduled training sessions
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Maintain current state-issued Food Handler Card
  • Retail and/or customer service experience
  • Respectful attitude towards all customers and co-workers
  • Willingness to give a priority to customer needs
  • Ability to work and perform several tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others
  • The ability to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds on some occasions


Apply by writing to jobs@bookpassage.com with the subject line Barista