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We are hiring for our reopening later this summer! 

After experiencing a fire and undergoing an extensive renovation and remodel, we’re back! The Trident is scheduled to reopen in August and we are looking to fill a variety of new positions for our growing team.

Servers/Runners:

The Trident is looking for professional and friendly servers and runners who are dedicated to hospitality and teamwork. Experience is preferred but we will train the right candidates, positive attitudes and flexible availability are required!

Booksellers:

Calling all book lovers! Trident is searching for people interested with books and working in a quirky environment. If you’re someone who enjoys talking about books with others, reading the latest titles, and wants to help customers find their next great read, then Trident is the place for you! Minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply for FOH positions, download our application at the bottom of this page. Resumes without applications will not be considered! Email your completed application to Megan at cafeemployment@tridentbookscafe.com.

To apply for bookseller positions, download our application at the bottom of this page. Resumes can be attached, but are not necessary. Email your completed application to Clarissa at bookemployment@tridentbookscafe.com

***Open Interviews will also be held on Thursday, July 26th  from 2pm-5pm, at 338 Newbury St. on the 3rd floor. Please bring your completed application. ***

DO YOU TAKE RESERVATIONS?
Yes. We take reservations Monday through Thursday. We do not take reservations for the weekends or holidays. Reserve a table by calling the store at (617) 267-8688 or by clicking here.

 

CAN YOU SELL BOOKS AT OUR EVENT?
Trident would love to partner with you for your conference/party/festival/whatever! Please send an email to courtney@tridentbookscafe.com with the following information:

  • Event type
  • Book title and author
  • Number of expected attendees
  • Date
  • Time
  • Location

 

DO YOU DELIVER?
Yes. Our food is delivered by these third party companies:
GrubHub
Foodler
Caviar
DoorDash

I SELF-PUBLISHED A BOOK/MAGAZINE. WILL YOU SELL IT? DO YOU TAKE BOOKS ON CONSIGNMENT?

AS OF 3/1/18, WE ARE NOT ACCEPTING BOOKS FOR OUR CONSIGNMENT PROGRAM. WE WILL UPDATE THIS PAGE WHEN WE ARE TAKING APPLICATIONS FOR THE PROGRAM. 

We do have a consignment program, but unfortunately, we can't take every book that comes through the door. Please do not drop off copies of your book at the store, unless explictly asked to do so. 

Our consignment agreement provisions are:

1) The consignor will receive 60% of the cover price of each item sold.
2) Unsold consignment items must be picked up within 90 days.
3) Trident is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
4) A check for items sold will be issued and mailed upon pickup of remaining items by consignor.
5) If all items are sold, a check will be issued and mailed within 60 days of the date of the last item sold.

You can apply to our consignment program by filling out our consignment form with a description of the book, as well as how you plan to drive people to our store to buy your book.

YOU HAVE A REALLY NICE SPACE UPSTAIRS. CAN I HOST MY PRIVATE EVENT THERE?
Yes! We have hosted all sorts of private functions, from sorority mixers to wedding rehearsal dinners to graduation parties. For pricing and more information, click here to visit our webpage or email catering@tridentbookscafe.com.

DO YOU HOLD BOOK READINGS OR OTHER AUTHOR EVENTS?
Heck yeah we do! You can see our full events calendar here. Almost all of our author events are free and open to the public. Our diverse space upstairs has been host to a variety of events--reading, beer tastings, cooking demos, even speed dating.

Are you an author? Ask us about holding an event by emailing events@tridentbookscafe.com.

DO YOU SELL USED BOOKS?
No, but we have a huge selection of remainders, which are leftover books from recent print runs that are sold at a reduced price. Like, really reduced. Like, you can get a previously $25 hardcover for nine bucks.

DO YOU BUY USED BOOKS?
Nope.