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    Clarey and Debby Rudd, the owners of Ventura, California’s Bank of Books and sister store Abednego Book Shoppe, are raising funds to keep the stores open.

    Funds raised will go toward rent, housing, payroll, and vendors; any amount will be gratefully accepted.

    Visit the campaign’s GoFundMe page to learn more and to donate.

     

    Job Openings


    Part-time positions at Bookmarks are now available for experienced booksellers as well as candidates with prior retail experience, a love books, and strong communication skills. All roles will involve direct customer contact (handselling) with an emphasis on fulfilling Bookmarks’ nonprofit mission of fostering of love of reading and writing in the community.

    Open positions are for daytime, evening, and weekend hours. Employees will be scheduled to work during Bookmarks’ Festival of Books and Authors (September 7-10) and holidays.

    Please read the entire job description carefully before applying. Interviews will begin immediately with start dates in mid-August. Please submit a brief letter of interest and completed application to Bookmarks:

    • Email to Beth Seufer Buss, Community Outreach and Bookstore Manager beth@bookmarksnc.org or
    • Return in person to Bookmarks at 634 W. 4th Street #110, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

    Please submit all questions via email to beth@bookmarksnc.org. No phone calls.


    Bookmarks is first and foremost a literary arts nonprofit with a mission of fostering a love of reading and writing in the community. Bookmarks’ programming connects readers and authors and includes an annual Festival of Books, an Authors in Schools program, and year-round events in our community gathering space and nonprofit independent bookstore. Employees will serve as team lead during their shifts to perform opening and closing duties, supervise bookstore volunteers, and address customers’ concerns, as well as assist with Bookmarks’ events such as author talks, booksignings, conference room usage, and other in-store activities.

    Front-line booksellers are often the first point of contact for customers and are expected to create a friendly, professional, helpful environment in the store. You should feel comfortable talking about and handselling a range of books although you may have a specialization in an age group or genre.

    Primary responsibilities include customer service, point-of-sale transactions, basic merchandising and inventory, and participating in store promotions. Customer service includes greeting customers, strong knowledge of store inventory and activities, ability to give advice on store inventory, general awareness of the publishing industry, handselling, assessing customer needs, and placing special orders.

    Basic merchandising and inventory includes assisting with receiving inventory, shelving, restocking, returns, creating displays, organizing books and merchandise, and yearly inventory assessment. Maintaining the facility includes keeping the store, conference room, and storage area clean, safe, and comfortable for customers and staff. Duties will include vacuuming, dusting, sweeping, cleaning bathrooms, moving or breaking down boxes, taking out trash and recycling, and keeping the register stocked and organized.

    All employees will receive training about Bookmarks and its mission. Employees may be called upon to work at Bookmarks’ Festival or Books, Authors in Schools program, book fairs, and other events and activities as assigned.

    Skills

    • Time management skills and the ability to prioritize tasks.
    • Work with minimal supervision and show initiative to identify and complete what needs to be done without direct instruction.
    • Team player who can work with and supervise volunteers from a variety of backgrounds.
    • Basic technology skills, including Microsoft Office, the ability to learn the point of sale system and inventory database, and basic knowledge of audio/visual equipment.
    • Outstanding customer service and communication skills.

    Other Requirements

    • Flexibility of schedule – weekend and holiday hours required.
    • Ability to bend, stoop, lift, and carry boxes up to 40 pounds across the store and stand on the sales floor for long periods of time.
    • Knowledge of books and the book industry, with previous bookselling experience preferred.
    • Be able to talk knowledgeably about Bookmarks and its mission.
    • Must genuinely enjoy talking about books and helping readers of all ages.

    Salary

    As a small nonprofit organization, Bookmarks is unable to provide benefits to part-time employees. Average salary will be $9-11/hour commensurate upon experience.


     

    The American Booksellers Association seeks an outgoing, creative thinker who loves books, bookstores, people, and technology. The Member Relationship Manager will encourage membership growth, satisfaction, retention, and success. The position reports to the Membership and Marketing Officer. Salary is commensurate with experience.

    Responsibilities to include, but not be limited to, the following:

    • Manage a portfolio of member accounts and build strong relationships with members by providing excellent customer service proactively, thoroughly, and responsively to specific needs.
    • Inform members of ABA programs, services, and initiatives through ongoing membership communications; identify discrete membership segments to communicate specific, useful membership resources.
    • Attend trade shows, forums, and conferences as point-of-contact person for ABA members.
    • Operate as liaison with the accounting department for member charges and payments.
    • Assist in the planning and implementation of ABA events and programming.
    • Oversee the organization, maintenance, storage and presentation of ABA data.
    • Oversee the collection and updating of membership information in order to maintain accuracy and timeliness of data including, but not limited to event registration, program participation, store and individual biographic details.

    Qualifications

    The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and experience working in a non-for-profit or equivalent membership organization. Independent bookstores experience a big plus. Must have knowledge of CiviCRM and Drupal or similar CRM and database programs, Excel, and Word. This person must possess excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, ability to adapt to varied duties, ability to work with volunteers, team player, professional attitude, interest in technology, and good verbal and written communication skills.

    Location

    White Plains, New York. Shuttle service is provided from the White Plains MetroNorth train station.

    About ABA

    Founded in 1900, the American Booksellers Association is a national not-for-profit trade organization that works to help independently owned bookstores grow and succeed. ABA’s core members are key participants in their communities' local economy and culture, and to assist them ABA creates relevant programs; provides education, information, business products, and services; and engages in public policy and industry advocacy. The Association actively supports and defends free speech and the First Amendment rights of all Americans.

    How to Apply:

    Email resume and cover letter, addressed to the Membership and Marketing Officer at jobs@bookweb.org, with “Member Services and Database Manager” in the subject line. No calls, please.

    The American Booksellers Association is committed to fostering a diverse staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, or disability status. For more information about ABA, visit BookWeb.org.


     

    Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, North Carolina, is seeking an Institutional Sales Manager, Technology Support Assistant, floor booksellers, and children's booksellers.

    Institutional Sales Manager: The institutional sales department works with schools, businesses, and organizations to fulfill their book needs. They also handle authors in schools, outside sales, and bookfairs. The ideal candidate would be a solution-oriented leader with good communication and organizational skills, who has the ability to think creatively and who loves people and books.

    Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Insuring the highest level of customer service and hospitality.
    • Hiring and training staff.
    • Taking responsibility for seeing that customers' orders are processed quickly and accurately.
    • Marketing the store to potential customers.
    • Working with the children's department on bookfair selection.
    • Working with the bookkeeper on collecting payments, and sorting, filing, tracking, and insuring accuracy of invoices, credits, and all accounting issues that relate to institutional sales.

    Technology Support Assistant: This position is a combination of technical support assistant and part-time bookseller. Candidate would be responsible for assisting in the support of all computer, phone, and other tech systems, as well as setting up and monitoring sound and computer requirements for store events. Needs to be good with people, machines, and books!

    Floor and children's department booksellers: Part-time and full-time positions available, 20-40 hours per week. This award-winning independent bookstore is a fun and challenging place to work where you can meet some of the country’s best authors. We are looking for people who love books, enjoy writing and public-speaking, and can also run a register and carry boxes. Some weekend and evening shifts required. In exchange, we pay above minimum wage and give a store discount. This is a rewarding position for someone who wants to work at one of Raleigh’s most treasured stores.

    Quail Ridge Books is an equal opportunity employer.

    To inquire, please call the store at (919) 828-7912 or send an e-mail to jobs@quailridgebooks.com.


     

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