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Job Openings


Quail Ridge Books is an award-winning, nationally-recognized independent bookstore serving Raleigh, North Carolina for over 34 years. In keeping with our mission (see below), we are looking for a highly motivated and well-organized booklover to assist our General Manager in all aspects of operating a successful independent bookstore. The job comes with plenty of responsibility balanced by the many rewards of working in a fun and stimulating environment with delightful people and meeting some of the country’s most interesting authors.

 

Responsibilities

Meet weekly w/owner and managers to review plans and actions. Be prepared to assist or stand-in for General Manager in all capacities. Specific areas of responsibility may include:

Store operations and maintenance: Make decisions and enter contracts for phone, internet, utilities, HVAC, charge card processors, banking, copier lease, security system, cleaning services, business, liability, workers' comp. and health insurance. Take required actions to make sure store is well maintained physically.

Safety and security: Monitor safety and security standards and make sure all staff are trained on them.

Accounting: Work with bookkeeper to maintain best practices, including producing a monthly P&L in a timely fashion. Monitor banking, QuickBooks and other financial activity, review accounts payable, accounts receivable. Implement new procedures when appropriate.

Technology needs: Work with technology staff to make sure all systems are maintained, including POS and AV, and that staff are trained on them.

Professional: Liaise with shopping center and represent the store in other capacities.

Other: Let us know if you have experience and talents in other areas pertinent to bookselling. There is a very good possibility we will use those, too! 

 

Compensation and benefits

Health insurance (60/40), vacation, sick days and other benefits apply. Salary will be negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

Email your resume to jobs@quailridgebooks.com.

 

About Quail Ridge Books:

QRB is an award-winning, nationally-recognized independent bookstore serving Raleigh, North Carolina for over 34 years. Our mission is to sustain a profitable business dedicated to promoting literacy and encouraging the lifelong enjoyment of reading, while conducting our business in a way that nourishes readers, writers, our fellow staff members and our community.


 

The American Booksellers Association, the trade association representing independent bookstores, is seeking an energetic Education Content Coordinator to join its staff full-time in White Plains, New York.

The Education Coordinator will support the work of the ABA education content creators by coordinating the administrative and logistical details required to create and present ABA education to bookstore members and others.

The Education Coordinator will be measured on the quality and successful coordination of education content and contribution to the ABA’s role in programming.  

Responsibilities include:

  • Coordinates relevant data and presenter materials for the creation of all ABA educational content;

  • Coordinates communication, including conference calls and video calls, with presenters and panelists for all ABA educational content;

  • Coordinates gathering of relevant information about presenters and panelists (i.e. headshots, bios, etc.);

  • Participates in all pre-event conference calls and video calls with presenters and panelists;

  • Communicates with panelists and presenters during development of educational content to ensure that all materials are received on a timely basis (i.e. PowerPoints, handouts, notes, etc.);

  • Attends annual Winter Institute and other ABA events as needed;

  • Ensures the accuracy of all educational content material as well as for the annual ABC Best Books For Young Reader’s Catalog and related materials.

  • Additional tasks as required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, including handling multiple projects simultaneously, meeting tight deadlines, and reacting quickly and smoothly to changes

  • Superior attention to detail

  • Strong computer skills with a special emphasis on Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Google Docs

  • Eagerness to learn and grow in a team environment

  • Some travel is required

  • Knowledge of the book industry and independent bookselling are pluses.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send a resume and writing samples to jobs@bookweb.org, with “Education Content Coordinator” in the subject line. Please specify salary requirement.

Location:

333 Westchester Avenue, White Plains, New York. Shuttle service is provided from the White Plains Metro-North 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.

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.


 

Bookstores For Sale


Our 20-year-old bookstore, located in historic downtown Ellensburg, Washington, is for sale. Pearl Street Books & Gifts, LLC is a two-story brick building that was built in 1888, and has 2,163 square feet of prime retail space. The property has a beautiful brick storefront with two large bay display windows, flower pots, and sits next to the very popular Dakota Café, and the historic Clymer Museum. As you enter the store, you notice the large, vintage brick walls and the 815-square-foot open loft, used for book clubs and as extra retail space. The store is community-oriented, sells many categories of new books plus sidelines, and is known for its Polish Pottery, and greeting cards from Europe. The store's well-known book club table and all the fixtures are included in the sale. There is potential to open up the retail space by double, which would do very well with fresh new ideas and a creative touch.

Respondents can e-mail Michele Bradshaw at pearlstreet@elltel.net or call (509) 925-5678 for more information.

 

Thriving Indie bookstore in the heart of Durango, Colorado, is for sale. General bookstore with 34-year history as a community hub for southwest region of Colorado. 1,800 square feet of very busy retail space in a 3,100-square-foot historic building. Long-term lease or option to purchase real estate. Current owners for past 20 years are ready to find the next community-minded Maria’s Bookshop leader.

More info at www.mariasbookshop.com. Inquiries accepted by email to opportunity@mariasbookshop.com.


 

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Independent bookstores act as community anchors; they serve a unique role in promoting the open exchange of ideas, enriching the cultural life of communities, and creating economically vibrant neighborhoods.

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