Hello, we're Literati

Literati is a new kind of bookseller focused on solving the challenges parents face when finding the best books for their children. Our mission is simple: to make parents and children love reading time, every day, by building a vibrant product and community that sparks imagination, builds intellectual curiosity, and encourages audacious thinking.

Why Work with Us?

Literati is truly a unique company that is a mixture of literature and technology. We are extremely passionate about our mission of creating the world's most beloved literary brand and need the worlds brightest minds in order to accomplish that! If you are passionate about the power of reading, then this might be the right company for you.
We are

Inspiring,

Creative &

Visionary

An Insider's view of Literati

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

You do the work, so you deserve the rest. Your individual work-life balance will vary based on the team that you work with, but in Customer Support, our associates can expect to regularly have a 40-hour work week and be paid time-and-a-half for extra hours worked. We also have regularly scheduled work-from-home hours!

Ashley Horton

Sr Customer Support Manager

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

We pride ourselves on being a small team in order to stay nimble, so collaboration across teams is as easy as turning around and chatting with colleagues a few desks away. We’ll break out for working sessions as we dig into specific projects, gathering feedback from key stakeholders in order to set a roadmap in motion.

Mike Tully

Sr Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Humility, grit, courage, and dedication (on a cellular level) to building the world’s most beloved literary brand. Expertise in one’s craft is critical, but an expert with a beginner’s mind is far more likely to innovate in unprecedented ways. As stewards of the book object, our team’s success rests in our ability to sow empathy at every turn.

Kelly Carroll

Co-Founder/Creative Director

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

One thing I love from my time at Google was "20% time" which allows people to spend up to one day a week working on a passion project that doesn't necessarily tie into the roadmap. Just eliminating all process and approval is a critical first step. Innovation looks absurd out the gate.

Jess Ewing

CEO

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The office space is for makers who answered the call to adventure. We thrive at the intersection of artisan-crafted daydreams and cutting-edge tech. You’ll see people that are laser-focused on driving progress to OKRs. We think for ourselves, understand how our strategies impact others, and never settle for less than world-class brand experiences!

Vanessa Castañeda

Manager of Partnerships

Where we are

The Literati office is in the heart of East Austin. Close to a myriad of food, bars, and right off of the train line!

Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends Outside of Work
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Eat Lunch Together
Open Door Policy
Open Door Policy
Team Owned Deliverables
Team Owned Deliverables
Diversity
Mean Gender pay Gap Below 10%
Mean Gender pay Gap Below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness
Dental Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Team Workouts
Team Workouts
Retirement & Stock Options
Company Equity
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Happy Hours
Professional Development
Promote from Within
Promote from Within
Jobs at Literati6 open jobs
All Jobs
Design + UX
Dev + Engineer
Marketing
Marketing
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Marketing
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Developer
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Design + UX
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Developer
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Developer
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • DjangoFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases

Our funding history

  • $12M in Funding
    Investors: Led by Shasta Ventures, with participation from Founders Fund, 01 Advisors, Notely Ventures, and Silverton Partners.
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