Dream job alert: Get paid to be a bookseller in the Maldives

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A stunning resort in the Maldives is looking for its next Barefoot Bookseller – where theyll employ one person to run its bookshop on the island.

Yes, this is the ultimate dream job for anyone who fancies spending their life reading on sandy beaches.

The Ultimate Library, in partnership with Soneva Fushi, a 5-star luxury resort in the Baa Atoll, opened the first popup bookshop in the Maldives last December.

After a successful first season, the shop will be opening up once again this October.

According to the resort, the bookshop was created to reflect the stunning natural environment and intelligent luxury that Soneva Fushi provides.

The website adds: While most of us find that holidays are the only opportunity we get to read for pleasure, finding the perfect book that enhances your destination and opens your mind can be a challenge.



Previous Barefoot Booksellers have provided guests with unforgettable literary experiences from writers workshops to personal reading consultations. We are interested to see what new ideas you can bring to the role!

The person who bags the role will have a months pre-departure product training with the Ultimate Library team, before flying to the Maldives for a six-month placement role in mid-October.

According to the company, the ideal candidate will be a team player with a passion for books.

You will need to have excellent written and verbal English skills, a lively tone of voice to write an entertaining blog that captures the exhilarating life of a desert island bookseller, and the skills to host workshops and other guest experiences.

​So, what will your duties be?

The chosen candidate will be expected to run a small bookshop on the island including sales management, and will be responsible for all stock management and reporting back on sales and stock updates.

You will also be hosting experiences for guests such as creative writing classes, bibliotherapy, tutoring and literary lectures.

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