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    Retail space needed to rent for established specialty educational bookstore.

    Share or separate space ok. Must be in Manhattan, prefer downtown.

    Minimum of 100 square feet needed for sales space.

    Please call telephone number (917) 930-4932 to contact us. 

     

    Job Openings


    General Manager
    {pages} a bookstore  
    904 Manhattan Ave.
    Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
    (310) 318-0900

    Position: Full time.
    Starts: April 15, 2017 or as soon as available.
    Compensation: Commensurate with experience. We are an equal opportunity employer.

    {pages} a bookstore seeks to hire an enthusiastic, organized, responsible, creative, dynamic leader, and multi-tasker to manage a talented team of booksellers. This is a chance to be part of a thriving independent bookstore located in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach, one block from the Pacific Ocean. We have been in operation for seven years and we are ready to take it to the next level!

    Job Summary

    Under the general direction of the owners/partners, manage the day-to-day operation of the bookstore. Responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the store and delivery of an excellent customer service to everyone we serve.

    Position requires:

    • Great attitude and ability to work well with others.
    • Passion for books and customer service.
    • A team leader who can manage staff and delegate tasks accordingly.
    • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
    • Ability to juggle and prioritize several tasks and responsibilities
    • Flexibility working some evenings and weekends.
    • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
    • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment.
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Word, Outlook, and Google Docs a must
    • Knowledge of Anthology Point of Sales (POS) system or other books store POS system, a strong plus
    • Management experience, a strong plus.
    • Bookselling experience a strong plus.
    • Retail experience, a strong plus.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    1. Supervises personnel which includes providing recommendations for hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, scheduling, work allocation, and problem resolution.
    2. Manages inventory including purchasing of books and sideline inventory, oversight of special orders, receiving, shipping, and return of overstocked or defective merchandise, turns and out of stocks and coordination of annual inventory utilizing the store POS.
    3. Supervise and assist with author events.
    4. Assists in the preparation and implementation of bookstore budgets, operating policies and procedures.
    5. Manages the processing of online orders.
    6. Oversees overall appearance of the store - maintenance of stock, displays, signs, and windows. inventory; manages year-end inventory utilizing computer to check for theft and shrinkage.
    7. Train new staff members on store procedures and policies and the POS system.
    8. Coordinate with the Book Fair division to ensure proper accounting and documentation of inventory.

    About us: {pages} a bookstore is a locally owned, independent bookstore and a community gathering place for book lovers of all ages offering a carefully curated selection of adult and children’s, fiction and non-fiction, coffee table, cook and surfing books. We are located in the heart of Manhattan Beach one block east of the Pacific Ocean and world famous Strand. {pages} offers book clubs, author signings, children’s story times and is appreciated for its knowledgeable and friendly staff.

    Please submit cover letter and resume to: Linda McLoughlin Figel – linda@pagesabookstore.com


     

    Quail Ridge Books is an independent bookstore in Raleigh, North Carolina. Quail Institutional Sales is the department that handles bulk book orders for schools and local organizations. They also coordinate author visits in local schools and other local venues.

    Duties:

    • Working with publicists and school contacts, scheduling 50+ author visits per year, matching schools with appropriate authors.
    • Interacting with local organizations, scheduling 50+ off-site bookselling events, ranging from multi-day conferences to author appearances in local universities, businesses, churches, libraries, etc.
    • Maintaining constant correspondence with authors, publicists, and school contacts to plan events, handle event logistics, customer requests, book inventory, and marketing needs.
    • Procuring books for events, ensuring appropriate quantities on hand for events, then handling timely returns of unsold stock back to publishers.
    • Creating flyers for pre-orders for school events and marketing for off-site sales and preparing sales kits to use during events.
    • Reconciling sales kits, revenue, and returned stock after events.
    • Occasionally handling off-site sales personally.
    • Maintaining spreadsheets with outside sales figures, commission figures, etc.

    Requirements

    • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks in a constantly shifting environment
    • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
    • Creative problem-solver and self-starter; able to work with minimal supervision
    • Ability to bend, stoop, and lift boxes up to 40 pounds
    • Strong communication skills both verbal and written
    • Computer skills including Word, Excel and email

    40 hours per week, with some nights and weekends required; hours and daily schedule will vary.

    Please send resume to mary@quailridgebooks.com

     

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