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    Fast-paced managerial position connecting books, authors, publishers, and the community. Promote book sales and cultivate bookshop’s community presence.  Responsible for book signings, reading groups, and offsite events. Manage marketing, community donations, store displays, website, digital newsletter, and social media.  Active member of bookselling staff. 

     

    For more information visit mariasbookshop.com.  Position open until filled.


     

    Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, North Carolina., is seeking a creative team player to handle outside sales as well as to work with us on school and business orders. Our 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 individual with good communication and organizational skills, who has the ability to think creatively, and who loves people and books.
     
    Duties would include but not be limited to:
    • Working with publicists and local organizations, scheduling 50+ off-site book-selling events ranging from multi-day conferences to author appearances in local universities, businesses, churches, libraries, etc.
    • Maintaining constant correspondence with authors, publicists, and community contacts to plan events, handle event logistics, customer requests, book inventory, and marketing needs.
    • Contacting publishers and distributors to procure books for events, ensuring appropriate quantities on hand for events, then handling timely returns of unsold stock back to publishers.
    • Creating flyers and marketing for off-site sales.
    • Preparing sales kits for off-site contacts 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 solving self-starter; able to work with minimal supervision.
    • Ability to bend, stoop, and lift boxes up to 40 pounds.
    • 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


    Very attractive new & used bookstore in Battle Creek, Michigan, with quality inventory and fixtures. Located in famous Midwestern modest -ized city. Located downtown between two nationally known organizations, a major food company's corporate headquarters, and a world famous philanthropic foundation. Superb 4.9 Google and Facebook ratings from loyal and consistent customers. Last year rated one of the top 10 bookstores in the state.
     
    Sale would include:
    • All books (new & used)
    • Sidelines (glassware, prints, greeting cards, etc.)
    • Dedicated, dependable POS system
    • Security system
    • Modest collection of antiquarian books sold online
    Landlord (Credit Union next door) is flexible regarding the lease though relocation is certainly an option in or out of community. Local mall (only competition) is doing very poorly and national chain Christian bookstore just closed allowing major opportunity for this store's buyer. Asking $50,000.
     
    Contact Jim Donahue by phone at (269) 339-1877.


     

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