Just a few words about Frugal Muse and our team .

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Founded in 1994, Frugal Muse Books is a small, independently owned chain of bookstores serving Madison, Wisconsin and Suburban Chicago. We truly appreciate our customers' patronage and friendship over the years, without which our success would ring quite hollow indeed. Here's to many more years of recycling all these wonderful books, movies, and music that we all cherish so much!

Work Here

What do we do

We work in a fast-paced environment in which we regularly multitask, and we're on our feet most of the time.  Our employees are expected to work hard and are well compensated in return, with paid lunch breaks, paid vacation days, borrowing privileges and other perks over and above salary. 

What we look for in an employee

Anyone over 18 with book knowledge and/or book-selling experience is welcome to apply at The Muse.  The environment is fun and relaxed, although we work very hard.  Prospective employees should be advised that working for us entails not only good customer service skills, merchandise knowledge and basic computer skills, but also the physical energy and strength required to move heavy boxes and shelve items quickly. 


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Offer expires 2-29-2016.
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