Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy birthday to us!

We are just days away from our ONE year celebration - you don't want to miss it! 

Among the plans for Saturday's festivities:
  • Reveal of our latest, permanent installation - a mural by LadyK Fever
  • 10% off all purchases (12pm - 6pm)
  • Visits by local authors and artists (12pm - 6pm):
Bonafide Rojas                                   
Brando Skyhorse               
Carmen D'Lucca
Christopher Cajigas                         
Elizabeth Balaguer           
Felipe Galindo
Isabel Lopez                                        
Jake Perez                            
Manuel Melendez
Maria Aponte                                      
Rosebud Ben Oni              
Rosemary Rivera
Sergio Troncoso                                 
Sofia Quintero                    
Vanessa Perez
More authors to be announced! 
  • Meet the artists of our latest art exhibit (4pm - 6pm)  
Maria Gomez
Haydee Naula
Sonia Paucar
Grace Vega  
William Baez  
Alexander Reynoso

  • Free cupcakes! (while supplies last)

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Internship opportunities at La Casa Azul Bookstore!

La Casa Azul Bookstore is currently looking for a few good interns who wish to learn the ins and outs of running a business while enriching lives through reading, writing, and the power of books!

All internships are unpaid, but there are a number of great perks, including free books, flexible hours, fun-loving co-workers, and more. Most importantly, you will learn the ins and outs of working at both a bookstore, and a locally-owned, independent business. Plus, it will earn you a number of professional contacts, and looks great on a resume!

The internships last for 12-16 weeks (longer internships available) and interns work 8 - 12 hours/week. Summer internship is June 5 – August 25, 2013. Opportunities are available for high school, undergraduate, graduate students and recent graduates who are considering careers in the arts, education, business, marketing and publishing.  College credit may be arranged.

Deadline to submit internship applications for Summer 2013 is Friday May 24, 2013 at 6pm.

Email: lucha.libros[at] 

Desired qualities/skills:

Dynamic, self-motivated, outgoing, highly organized individual with good research skills, including exceptional written and verbal communication skills, and capacity for working with diverse populations. Ease with technology is a must, including knowledge of MS Excel, Word, and social media (Facebook and Twitter).

Bilingual (English & Spanish proficiency).

Must bring your own laptop or tablet to work

ALL applicants must submit:

1.      Creative cover letter

2.      Resume (with 2 references)

3.      Answer to question: Why are you interested in an internship at La Casa Azul Bookstore (1 page max, separate from cover letter)

4.      Schedule information (days/hours available from Monday – Sunday between the hours of 10am – 8pm) (shifts are: 10am - 2pm, 2pm - 6pm, 4pm - 8pm)

FOUR intern positions available for Summer 2013 (please read full descriptions below)

1. Marketing & Communications intern (2 positions)

2. Operations intern (1 position)

3. Events intern (1 position)


Assist in Marketing/Public Relations for store events.

Requirement: must demonstrate proficiency in social media platforms.

Tasks may include but are not limited to: assisting with the promotion of various events, and a variety of in-house communications, processing and archiving media coverage; developing relationships with local and national journalists; and offering creative input in developing pitches. 
Additional support with marketing initiatives as needed.
Must be available for 4 hour shift between 10am - 4pm

Email: lucha.libros[at] 



The Operations intern will have the unique opportunity to have direct contact with the general public, learn the ins and outs of working at both a bookstore, and a locally-owned, independent business.

Tasks include: Providing excellent customer service including greeting shoppers, locating sections or titles, recommending books, and helping with transactions. Assisting with daily store processes and procedures including sorting books and merchandise, stocking shelves, and creating displays. Helping to plan and execute events such as storytime, book clubs, author sessions in the store, sales, and other projects as assigned.

Must be available for 4 hour shift between 12pm- 8pm

Email: lucha.libros[at] 

Subject line: OPERATIONS INTERN (Summer2013)


Assist before, during, and after in-store and off-site events. Tasks will include:

      arrange seating and bookshelves

      set up book/item displays

      arrange for any necessary audio-visual equipment setup prior to the event
      conduct online research for events

      write reviews/shelf talkers for in-store displays

Must be available between 2pm - 8pm

Email: lucha.libros[at] 

Subject line: EVENTS INTERN (Summer2013)

No incomplete applications will be considered.

Please do not contact the store with further questions or to inquire about selection.

Thank you!

La Casa Azul Bookstore