By Andrea Romano
July 26, 2019
Soneva Fushi resort in Maldives
Credit: Courtesy of Soneva Fushi

Ultimate Library, a “bespoke” book collection company in the U.K. that works with hotels and resorts, is looking for a literature lover to send to the gorgeous Soneva Fushi resort in the Maldives to be their “barefoot bookseller.”

Barefoot Bookseller at Soneva Fushi resort in Maldives
Credit: Courtesy of Soneva Fushi

This is the second year the company has listed the temporary position, sending its first lucky bookworm to the resort in 2018. The pop-up bookshop officially opened last December, according to Lonely Planet.

The pop-up book shop will open again in October, and they’ll need a brand new shopkeeper to leave their old world behind, at least temporarily, to spend their days in the land of crystal clear waters, sandy beaches, and luxury resorts where you can lounge in hammocks all day and all night.

The chosen candidate will be expected to help resort guests with all their book-related needs, including finding reading material and hosting workshops and events. They will be expected to commit to six months at the shop as well as one month’s training. According to Lonely Planet, Ultimate Library is looking for someone with a passion for reading and knowledge of literature, excellent communication skills, and who can write a blog about their experience. Experience with photography and tutoring is a plus.

Actually going barefoot does not seem to be required.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 1, 2019. More information can be found on the Barefoot Bookseller website, as well as the application page.