Dream job comes true: Soneva Fushi, a stunning luxury eco-resort in the Maldives is looking for a ‘Barefoot Bookseller’ to run their island bookshop for 6 months


What’s your dream job? Actor, entrepreneur, detective, teacher, singer? In the real-world, there actually exists a job with the description- ‘barefoot bookseller’. What qualifies that to be a dream job? For someone who reads, someone who loves peace, tranquility, the beach life, and a slice of heaven without actually dying, Soneva Fushi, a luxury eco-resort, is fulfilling the requisites of a dream job right now. Soneva Fushi is hiring a “barefoot bookseller” to run its on-site bookshop for six months starting in mid-October. This entails managing the store, run creative writing workshops, write blog posts documenting their island experience on social media; all of this in one of the most beautiful places in the world! I can picture desert island bibliophiles scrambling in their apartments like an excited pelican looking for their passports and its validity. If you thought all was going downhill in 2020 this is your chance to make it to a safe haven ( the resort reopened on September 1 with a number of health and safety measures), submerge yourself in the inherent beauty of an island life followed by unending engaging titles, tutoring and recommending books to guests and a chance to show the world that you’re living your best life by documenting your dreamy existence on social media.


Soneva Fushi partnered with UK-based book collection and library provider ‘Ultimate Library’ to open the Maldives first pop-up bookshop in 2018. Soneva Fushi resort announced on September 10 via its official Barefoot Bookseller Instagram page that it has opened applications for the position, describing it as “the ultimate vacancy for a desert island bibliophile: barefoot bookselling, in one of the most beautiful places in the world”. Goes without saying, the ideal candidate will be a team player with a passion for books and the ability to engage with guests of all ages. For those who can’t wait to snap this opportunity; you have until September 30 to send in an application.

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