FAQ/Apply

APPLY 
Are you a spectacular server or well-read bookseller?  To apply online for a position at the Trident, click here and email your completed server application to cafeemployment@tridentbookscafe.com or your completed bookseller application to bookemployment@tridentbookscafe.com

DO YOU TAKE RESERVATIONS?
Yes. We take reservations Monday through Thursday. We do not take reservations for the weekends or holidays. Reserve a table by calling the store at (617) 267-8688 or by clicking here.

CAN YOU SELL BOOKS AT OUR EVENT?
Trident would love to partner with you for your conference/party/festival/whatever! Please send an email to courtney@tridentbookscafe.com with the following information:

  • Event type
  • Book title and author
  • Number of expected attendees
  • Date
  • Time
  • Location

 

DO YOU DELIVER?
Yes. Our food is delivered by these third party companies:
GrubHub
Foodler
Caviar
DoorDash

I SELF-PUBLISHED A BOOK/MAGAZINE. WILL YOU SELL IT? DO YOU TAKE BOOKS ON CONSIGNMENT?
Good questions. We do have a consignment program, but we can't take every book that comes through the door.  Our consignment agreement provisions are:

1) The consignor will receive 60% of the cover price of each item sold.
2) Unsold consignment items must be picked up within 90 days.
3) Trident is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
4) A check for items sold will be issued and mailed upon pickup of remaining items by consignor.
5) If all items are sold, a check will be issued and mailed within 60 days of the date of the last item sold.

You can apply to our consignment program by filling out our consignment form with a description of the book, as well as how you plan to drive people to our store to buy your book. 

YOU HAVE A REALLY NICE SPACE UPSTAIRS. CAN I HOST MY PRIVATE EVENT THERE?
Yes! We have hosted all sorts of private functions, from sorority mixers to wedding rehearsal dinners to graduation parties. For pricing and more information, click here to visit our webpage or email catering@tridentbookscafe.com.

DO YOU HOLD BOOK READINGS OR OTHER AUTHOR EVENTS?
Heck yeah we do! You can see our full events calendar here. Almost all of our author events are free and open to the public. Our diverse space upstairs has been host to a variety of events--reading, beer tastings, cooking demos, even speed dating.

Are you an author? Ask us about holding an event by emailing events@tridentbookscafe.com.

DO YOU SELL USED BOOKS?
No, but we have a huge selection of remainders, which are leftover books from recent print runs that are sold at a reduced price. Like, really reduced. Like, you can get a previously $25 hardcover for nine bucks.

DO YOU BUY USED BOOKS?
Nope.