Soneva Jani seeks local ‘Barefoot Bookseller’

Guest enjoying a book at Soneva Jani | Photo: Soneva

Soneva Jani, Maldives – Travel Trade Maldives (TTM) on Thursday reported that luxury resort Soneva Jani was seeking a local to fill the role of their infamous ‘Barefoot Bookseller’ post.

According to the statement given by Soneva Jani to TTM, the job opportunity was currently open for Maldivians, and that the finalist will have “a good knowledge of classic and contemporary international literature, as well as the Maldives’ rich story-telling heritage.” The job entails sharing a love for reading amongst guests, added Soneva.

While the employee has to be based at the resort, they are seeking a team player who can connect and engage guests of all ages with excellent spoken and written English.

“No day is ever quite the same: the role includes managing our Barefoot Bookshop and curating our library, creating content for our Barefoot Bookseller Blog and Instagram page, and providing unforgettable reading experiences to our guests, from hosting writing workshops or personal reading consultations.”

Furthermore, the ‘Barefoot Bestseller’ must have a deep understanding of the latest literary trends, and prior experience in bookselling or publication and of writing blog posts or newsletters would be an added advantage as per the luxury resort.

Interested candidates can fine out more information can reach out to

Located on the island of Medhufaru in Noonu Atoll, Soneva Jani is 35 minutes from Velana International Airport via seaplane and a 15- minute speedboat ride away from Maafaru International Airport in Noonu Atoll.