Employer Profile - McNally Robinson Booksellers & Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery

McNally Robinson Booksellers and Prairie Ink Restaurant & Bakery is a retail bookseller and licensed restaurant and bakery. In addition to books, they sell unique giftware, games/puzzles, records, CD’s and DVD’s. The company publishes books for customers, hosts various author events, and boasts a community classroom. Art displayed in the classroom is provided by Gurevich Fine Art.

The company looks for experience in all areas of employment and will accept a combination of education and experience depending on the position. “We train our booksellers, but knowledge of a wide variety of books is helpful,” said Baker. “We do look for outgoing and enthusiastic people to fill our positions – the right fit is very important – especially in customer service.”

Although the bookselling industry is undergoing changes with little or no growth, the company sees a solid niche as a bookseller and forecasts continued growth in their restaurant division.

Baker says there are a lot of positives about working in the bookselling and restaurant industries. “Our employees are very happy here,” she said. “’Bookies’ love working around books and we also offer staff product and restaurant discounts, a great benefit package and a full pension plan. We get to deal with great food, great products and great books. We even get to meet authors and celebrities – what could be better?”