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    Job Openings

    City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco is looking to hire a Floor Manager/Bookseller. This Floor Manager will work in conjunction with the General Manager to ensure the smooth operation of the bookstore. While the General Manager oversees the operations of the bookstore as a whole, the Floor Manager will coordinate the day’s activities on the floor: supervising all bookstore staff, directing workflow, assuring books are getting received and shelved in a timely manner, attending to customers, troubleshooting computer issues and attending to facilities needs.
    The Floor Manager is also expected to take initiative to propose systems improvements, new projects (e.g. a more thorough new-employee training program, inventory control, etc.), and possible improvements to the overall workplace environment.
    The Floor Manager will report directly to the General Manager and will sit in on management meetings on a regular basis.
    The Floor Manager will serve as a conduit between the management and the bookstore staff. It will be the Floor Manager’s role to help convey to the staff initiatives directed by Management. The Floor Manager will also communicate staff concerns, recommendations and problems directly to management.
    Areas of Responsibility include:
    • Supervising staff
    • Coordinating activity on the sales floor
    • Making sure that customer service is consistently prioritized by all staff members
    • Scheduling and supervising fill-in employees for sick days and vacation days
    • Preparing the bank deposits and replenishing the change drawer
    • Training of new staff members
    Bookstore experience is essential for this job, as well as some managerial/supervisorial experience. The position is full time at 40 hours a week. The salary is negotiable based on experience, and full health and dental insurance is provided along with a 401k plan.
    Please email your resume along with a cover letter describing why you would be good for the job to andy@citylights.com.


    Quail Ridge Books is an equal opportunity employer seeking an Assistant Manager for our children's department. This position requires someone with a background in children's books, someone who enjoys sales, enjoys working with children and adults, reads reviews, has good-writing and editing skills, is proficient with computer programs and social media platforms, and is willing to multi-task.

    Duties would include but not be limited to:

    Hand-selling on the sales floor while modeling excellent customer service and warm hospitality.

    Handle children's and teen events, including submitting event proposals, coordinating with manager on author selection, liaising with publicists and/or authors on event details, coordinating with publicity team, maintaining current fliers and displays, overseeing events in store.

    Write children's department weekly email newsletter, contribute to Quail's Quill.

    Manage social media for the children's department.

    Collaborate with manager on training, scheduling, staff meetings, and staff evaluations.

    Oversee keeping department attractive with up-to-date displays.

    Assist with ordering as needed, including entering orders into our system.


    Excellent customer service and hand-selling skills.

    Strong background in and knowledge of children's and YA literature.

    Reads widely and communicates enthusiasm for books.

    Strong writing skills.

    High proficiency with social media platforms.

    Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks in a constantly shifting environment.

    Creative problem solving self-starter; able to work with minimal supervision.

    Some nights and weekends required; hours and daily schedule will vary.

    About Quail Ridge Books:

    QRB is an award-winning, independent bookstore serving Raleigh, North Carolina for 33 years. Our mission at Quail Ridge Books is to promote literacy, to encourage the lifelong enjoyment of reading, and to foster the contribution that books can make to a life rich in both mind and spirit. We seek to conduct our business in a way that nourishes readers, writers, our fellow staff members and our community, and that sustains the store profitably.

    Submit resumes to jobs@quailridgebooks.com.


    Bookstores For Sale

    Browser Books in Seekonk, Massachusetts, was established over 20 years ago and has a dedicated customer base. The bookstore is in a very busy shopping center with abundant parking and is less than 10 miles from downtown Providence. Browser Books is primarily a used bookstore but sales a good variety of new and overstock books.
    The store is well-organized and has 30,000+ used books, approximately 2,000 new and overstock books, and sidelines. The inventory is controlled by the UBIC POS system and includes a very nice selection of hardcover fiction, paperback fiction, young adult, children and non-fiction books. The current lease which runs out the end of November can easily be renegotiated with the landlord. This is a true turnkey opportunity.
    The asking price is exceptionally reasonable. Please email John at store@browserbooksma.com if you are interested. 



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