About Us

The Bookstore is a self-supporting, non-profit organization that receives no local or state funding and is owned and operated by the University. We are dedicated to supporting both academic programs and student life. Our mission is to remain an integrated part of the life of the University by taking an active role in supporting students, faculty, staff, departments, and University initiatives.

The main Bookstore location features textbooks for all UVA classes, over 30,000 different trade books, supplies and the best UVA clothing and gifts. In addition, customers can order diploma frames, fine framed prints and chairs.

When you shop at the UVA Bookstores, everyone at the University benefits. All of the Bookstore proceeds go directly back to the University in support of Access UVa and other UVA programs.


The UVA Bookstore and Cavalier Computers are located across from Newcomb Hall on the fourth floor of the Central Grounds Parking Garage and are within easy walking distance of the Rotunda, Scott Stadium, and the U.Va. Medical Center. In addition to the main Bookstore, there are four satellite stores. Sabre Shop is located inside the Aquatic Fitness Center directly across from the Scott Stadium. Courts & Commerce is located inside the U.Va. Law School and serves law students, faculty and staff.


Looking for a rewarding career in a challenging environment? The UVA Bookstores is looking for great people to join our team! We’re looking for qualified people to join our staff from time to time in both regular and temporary positions during peak periods. Check back frequently. You never know when the right position may become available.

Open Bookstore Positions

Sales Associate

Full time benefitted position
Anticipated hiring range: $15-$18 per hour
Minimum qualifications:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• One year of prior work experience

Bookstore Sales Associates are responsible for greeting and assisting customers, tidying, restocking and organizing sales floor and stock room, responding to customer inquiries, and receiving designated purchase orders and daily transfers.

Clothing Floor Manager

Full time benefitted position
Anticipated hiring range: $40,000-$45,000 per year
Minimum qualifications:
• High school diploma or equivalent
• At least four years of retail experience

In addition to the responsibilities of the Sales Associate, the Clothing Floor manager is responsible for all aspects of Clothing Floor Management including building purchase orders, ordering products, approving invoices, resolving merchandise discrepancies, merchandising, and managing inventory. The successful candidate will also train and maintain a staff that provides exemplary customer service to ensure consistent customer satisfaction.

Retail Associate Director

Full time benefitted position
Anticipated hiring range: $68,572 - $102,857 per year
Minimum qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree in retail management or related field
• At least five years of retail management experience will be considered in lieu of degree

The Retail Associate Director for the UVA Bookstore is responsible for managing daily retail operations, developing program policy and procedures around customer engagement, academic mission policies and procurement of inventory. The successful candidate will also conduct organizational program assessments and evaluations, manage financial goals, and participate in strategic planning.