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

Position: Part-Time Experienced Bookseller
Part-time (20 – 30 hours per week.)
Evening and weekend availability required.
Compensation: hourly rate commensurate with experience and market

{pages} is an independent full-service bookstore located in downtown Manhattan Beach, California. 

We are seeking an enthusiastic booklover for part time employment as a customer facing bookseller. {pages} is open for browsing (with COVID safety protocols and a customer capacity limit) daily. General work experience and familiarity with current publishing/bookselling world strongly preferred.

The job requires excellent customer service skills, love and knowledge of books, and the ability to perform physically and mentally taxing tasks and careful attention to detail.

Duties will include but are not limited to: 

  • Assisting customers with book selections 
  • Operating cash registers, answering phones and emails
  • Shelving books accurately
  • Regularly write book reviews for website, shelf talkers, Indie Next and publishers
  • Assist with hosting events both in-store and offsite
  • Availability evenings and weekends
  • Opening and closing tasks
  • Help maintain a clean and attractive retail environment
  • Carrying and unpacking boxes (as much as 40 lbs)

To excel in this position aspiring booksellers must have an enthusiastic love for books and ideas, the ability to multitask, an impeccable eye for detail, excellent written and verbal communication skills, curiosity, a willingness to learn our systems, a positive attitude and ability to collaborate with teammates, and they must be punctual and dependable.

Skills/experience that are a plus:

  • Retail bookstore experience (+++)
  • Experience with Anthology or other bookselling point of sale system
  • Familiarity with Word, Excel, ipage and Edelweiss
  • Retail and customer service experience

More about {pages}:

{pages} a bookstore is the place for book lovers of all ages, where reading, meeting and discussing books is a way of life. We offer a carefully curated selection of new fiction, non-fiction, children’s, cooking, surf, coffee table books and bestsellers. We are proud of our knowledgeable and caring staff who can match any reader with the perfect book. We are an active member of our community. 

Prior to COVID, {pages} regularly hosted in store author events and book signings, weekly story times, and four monthly book clubs. Those activities have pivoted to virtual but we plan to reinstate in person events and gatherings when it is safe to do so.  

To apply please provide:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Completed {pages} job applicant form

Submit to: kristin@pagesabookstore.com


 

 

We are looking for an enthusiastic, energetic and experienced bookseller, who likes to help people, is good at handselling, and works well with others. Curiosity, intelligence, book knowledge, and liking other human beings, a must. Full time and management opportunity available, and must be able to work a weekend day and some nights. Please bring resume to DIESEL, A Bookstore at the Brentwood Country Mart, 225 26th Street, Santa Monica, CA 90402.


 

 

Your role in a nutshell - To be an inspirational leader with enthusiasm for our iconic brand and believe in the way we do business. With retail expertise that is second to none, you will drive the store and the team to deliver retail excellence, strong sales results and engaging customer experience.

Customer Experience - We want someone who will shape a customer focused store experience by leading the team to drive customer engagement and bring the brand to life. The Store Manager should also ensure a store atmosphere focused on great hospitality where the expectations of the customers are exceeded.

Delivery - Retail related book expertise is highly desirable at management level. We’re looking for someone who will be able to control and meet sales and performance targets with outstanding planning and organizing skills. Our Store Managers need to be nimble operators with the ability to navigate and lead change in these unprecedented times. It is essential for our Store Managers to be condent to use data to make sound business decisions to really drive your sales and your people. We are looking for a store Manager who is a passionate book-lover with an active knowledge of the independent book selling industry.

Teamwork and People Management - Our people are at the heart of everything we do. We’re particularly interested in individuals who are able to lead and work as part of a team and can quickly react to any problems that may occur. There is a necessity for our managers to be outstanding communicators and competent to manage the team in accordance to the needs of the store and its customers. We desire a flexible and responsible role model who is capable of attracting and retaining people who reflect the brand. Managers must have the ability to identify high potential and develop current members of the team to a high standard.

What we look for

  • Experience in book retail and people leadership
  • Flagship store experience and multi site management preferred (ie. kiosks, markets, pop-ups)
  • Able to control and meet sales and performance targets with outstanding planning and organizing skills
  • Experience of using data provided to make sound business decisions
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a feedback culture Team coaching and development
  • Ability to demonstrate outstanding communication and operational skills
  • Leadership skills to achieve personal and business success.
  • Good IT Skills
  • Flexibility to work across Sunday to Saturday is required.

With us, you’ll enjoy

  • Competitive salary and annual bonus opportunity
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Paid time off

Work Remotely- No

Job Type: Full-time

COVID-19 considerations:
We are following all NYC guidelines including daily questionnaire screenings, available PPE, protective barriers around work stations, & social distancing.

Email constance@strandbooks.com.


 

 

Job Description: This is a full-time, onsite, position based out of our Colfax location with frequent travel to our other locations. Compensation is a salary of $60,000 to $90,000 annually DOE. Tattered Cover, Metro Denver’s premier indie bookseller, seeks an experienced, motivated individual to join our growing team as the Vice President of Operations. This high profile position will answer directly to the CEO and will play a critical role in ensuring our five bookstores and online operations are profitable, nimble, and innovative. Interested candidates email resume and cover letter to VP-Ops@TatteredCover.com with subject line: VP Operations Position. We are looking to fill the position by May, 2021.

The Vice President of Operations will:

  • Work with the CEO and management team to set strategic direction for the stores and online operations overall, and for each location specifically.
  • Working with the CEO and CFO set and exceed sales and profitability goals for each location.
  • Work with HR to hire, train, and motivate the store managers in each location.
  • Ensure each location meets and exceeds Tattered Cover’s legendary and rigorous customer service standards.
  • Maintaining the physical space & accurate inventory for each location.
  • Work with the buying team to ensure all stores feature a well-curated selection of items.
  • Work with the marketing team and store managers to ensure locations present a robust schedule of profitable events, and that each location has successful in-store promotions and promotional materials.
  • Ensure compliance with all local and federal laws and regulations as they apply to retail locations including COVID compliance.
  • Other responsibilities as they arise.

What you'll love about this job: 

  • The opportunity to contribute to the success of a Colorado Landmark.
  • Running daily retail operations from a global perspective.
  • Taking a leadership role in the growth and expansion of a large, independent, book store. 
  • Varied health benefits options: employer subsidized HMO and HD health plans, dental, vision, PTO, and 401K. 

What we'll love about you:

  • At least five years in a managerial role, preferably in a retail or retail adjacent business.
  • A strong understanding of retail finances and scalability. 
  • An ability to manage, inspire, and lead staff while hitting key goals set by executive leadership.
  • An ability to problem-solve and work independently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft and Google suite. Any experience with iMerchant or cloud-based retail inventory management software is a plus. 

 

Bookstores For Sale


Storefront of Owl and Turtle BookstoreOwl & Turtle Bookshop Café, located in the heart of downtown Camden, Maine, has been a coastal treasure for more than fifty years. Always independently run and operated, this quality bookshop offers a hand-curated selection of titles and an ambiance that feels both familiar and special.

The coffee shop, added in 2014, serves locally-brewed coffee, teas, hot chocolate, and homemade baked goods. Whether a guest/customer/friend seeks a community gathering spot or a quiet enclave to read or browse, O&T fits the bill.

Moreover, Owl & Turtle is not only a memorable place, it’s an experience--one that visitors return to year after year, one that people seek out as a destination, one that locals make their daily habit. While the shop has historically enjoyed a robust summer and ever-expanding shoulder seasons, people are now moving to the mid-coast in droves. The business is thus primed to be a lucrative year-round operation. Business offered at: $199,500 (Includes inventory & equipment).

Interested parties can contact Kessler Horty at Camden Real Estate Company at (207) 272-9346 or kessler@camdenre.com.


 

 

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