Help wanted for the shop

Ever thought of running a family history shop?

The Society Shop has an opportunity for a keen volunteer to become an assistant manager, to work with current directors in the running of all aspects of the Shop and in providing fresh ideas to develop our services to suit the future needs of family historians. You don’t need specific previous experience – just an enquiring mind, organised approach, attention to detail and a willingness to learn new tricks. In the longer term, the assistant manager may be asked to cover occasional manager absence.

The Shop is located in The Centre for Heritage and Family History, 2nd floor, Reading Central Library.

Currently, the shop stocks books, CDs and some maps. It manages online and mail orders, order payments and maintains a computerised stock control and management database. It also supports society branch libraries and provides stock for family history shows. The Shop also deals with customer enquiries and concerns, and gives input into Society product pricing decisions. The publications and Bookends reviews pages of the Berkshire Family Historian are prepared by the Shop, and the Shop team also undertake some reviews themselves.


Then contact the team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. We look forward to hearing from you!

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