Viva Las Vegas! Bauman Rare Books Needs Your Help April 16, 2010 – Tags: , ,

Bauman Rare Books – Las Vegas

Are the dice of life rolling snake eyes? Are you tired of your ho-hum job? Are you ready for adventure? Consider a job in the exciting, fast-paced and fabulous world of rare book selling in Las Vegas, where you’ll deal in the rarest of the rare while lounging at poolside, daquiri in hand while nubile maidens with pulchritude a’plenty fan you with palm fronds and keep that cocktail fresh and you, frisky.

You’ll personally deliver fabulous first editions to clients, carried on a litter and escorted by a train of glamorous showgirls swathed in oh-so-revealing full crushed Levant morocco with gilt decoration and ornaments to spine, front and rear, feathered head- and tailpieces, and elaborately engraved colophon with vital stats.

It’s Twain and Ainsworth with T&A, a once in a lifetime opportunity.

What’s the matter, surrounded by luxury and excess while earning peanuts and living in a cramped apartment with A/C blasting full-time and stratospheric electric bills in the middle of a desert of stultifying heat not good enough for you? Wake-up and smell the Irish coffee! Rental vacancies in Vegas are in the top ten nationwide at 16%. Employment across all categories in Las Vegas is down and unemployment now stands at 13.9%; would you rather be playing the slots at McDonalds?

The Palazzo Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, home of Bauman Rare Books-West

Found on GalleyCat, posted within the last seven days:

Publication or Company: Bauman Rare Books

Industry: Book Publishing, Public Relations, Sales/Advertising Sales

Salary: Under $35,000

Benefits: 401K/403B, Health.

Job Duration: Full Time

Job Location: Las Vegas, NV USA

Job Requirements: We seek, for our Las Vegas gallery, an articulate, well-read, energetic individual for a long-term, full-time Bookseller position. Experience with antiquarian books not crucial, but a strong liberal arts background is required. Excellent verbal and social skills are essential. As a dynamic, motivated team of booksellers, we provide our clientele of largely private collectors with exceptional customer service and expertise in our field. Booksellers are responsible for mastering a great deal of historical, bibliographic, and market information in a short span, and communicating effectively by phone, in writing, and in person on the gallery floor. The successful applicant must be comfortable negotiating and selling in a results-driven, luxury retail environment. Light administrative duties and some physical labor involved, must be available to work weekends, please reside in the metropolitan Las Vegas area. A unique career opportunity.

Learn more about our company and the type of material we offer on our website: To apply, please forward your resume/CV and a brief cover letter detailing your interest in antiquarian books and relevant experience to this posting. Qualified candidates will receive our application. No phone calls, please.

About Our Company: Bauman Rare Books is a successful and rapidly growing company with three locations: offices in Philadelphia; a gallery on Madison Avenue in New York; and our newest location, a gallery at the Palazzo in Las Vegas, which opened in February 2008. We purchase and sell fine and rare books and autographs in all fields, dating from the 15th through the 20th centuries.


Bauman Rare Books – Las Vegas is located at The Shoppes at The Palazzo, The Palazzo Hotel-Casino Las Vegas, NV 89109.

The economy in Las Vegas has tanked. The city recently earned Forbes‘ title as America’s Most Abandoned City, edging out Detroit. Vegas in worse shape than Detroit! The neon has dimmed in America’s Playground. I imagine there will be hundreds seeking to fill this position, job duration: full-time until Bauman’s, which opened in the city at the height of the speculative bubble, abandons Las Vegas.

No phone calls, please.

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