just a tip... if you're going to work in a bookstore, try to go for one that is run by the company's head office. with independently owned franchises you'll get owners who don't pay the bills/forget to submit special orders, which you then cop all the abuse for regardless of whether you have anything to do with the ordering process. so check out the workplace first i.e. do the staff seem happy, maybe place a couple of orders yourself to see if they actually come in.
may not sound all that bad but trust me, if you have an owner/management that doesn't care it will be hell for you. even if the pay was good (which it isn't, what can i say, retail), it's not worth it if you're getting abused and having to deal with everything the manager wont face.