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Wanted


The Depot Cafe & Bookstore located in scenic Mill Valley, CA is seeking a literary partner to sublet the Bookstore business. This historic site, located in the center of Mill Valley's peaceful town square, sits charmingly amongst towering Redwood trees. The Depot is undergoing a complete remodel, with its grand opening anticipated in 3 to 4 months. Connected to the café, the Bookstore has 550 sf of available space and is the only bookstore in town. Interested? Contact Mark Martini at mhm24@hotmail.com for more information. Mill Valley is a 10 minute drive north of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.


 

Job Openings


Soldato, a new independent bookstore in Rutherford, NJ, is looking for a bookseller and assistant store manager who would complete a variety of tasks. He or she would oversee the store's most vital expressions, have input/feedback on the stock to buy, attending industry events, and collaborate to ensure that the store cultivates and hosts fresh and exciting events. He or she’s primary interests should be in art, design, philosophy, architecture, and a plethora of independent publications. Ultimately this position’s central purpose is to create an anchoring sense of place for the residents of Rutherford and the surrounding areas. Soldato’s customers and sense of community are the number one priority. Job responsibilities would include but not be limited to:

  1. Using our software to create a database of inventory for the purposes of searching, locating, and ordering books.
  2. Engaging with customers and making well-informed book recommendations.
  3. Providing input regarding incoming used and new materials including placement and pricing.  Performing data entry of these materials into our inventory with extreme accuracy.
  4. We are looking for candidates to be present on a full-time or part-time basis.  The hours of operation are from Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00am-2:00pm and 4:00pm-9:00pm.
  5. Completing transactions accurately and quickly.
  6. General upkeep and maintenance of the bookstore and record shop website.
  7. Responsible for operating Point of Sale system.
  8. Ensuring exceptional customer service and customer experience.
  9. Responsible for providing input and feedback regarding merchandise purchasing, curating, organization and display.
  10. Assisting with organizing store activities and events including but not limited to Saint George’s Day on April 23rd each year
  11. Developing and implementing store standard operating procedures.
  12. Documenting weekly, monthly and annual store budgets and spending.
  13. Ensuring store is kept clean and organized at all times.
  14. Assist in any area of the store as needed.
  15. Resolve customer and personnel issues as needed along with the assistance of Soldato ownership/management
  16. Attend regional bookstore meetings and industry events as needed to ensure Soldato’s innovation and growth

If interested please contact colivo@nativedevelop.com.


 

Soldato, a new independent bookstore in Rutherford, NJ, is looking for a bookstore manager who would be responsible for the day-to-day overall operation of the shop. He or she would oversee the store's most crucial operations, buying stock, keeping records of inventory, and making sure that the customers are attended to at all times. It would be expected that the bookstore manager would act as the mediator between the owner and its employees. The ability to problem-solve and organize efficiently would be of the utmost importance to this position.  Job responsibilities would include but not be limited to:

  1. Overseeing and managing the operation of the bookstore
  2. Curating the music selection to be played within the store during operating hours
  3. Opening and closing during the hours of operation from Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00am-2:00pm and 4:00pm-9:00pm
  4. Managing and logging inventory of records and books
  5. General upkeep and maintenance of the bookstore and record shop website
  6. Responsible for implementing and operating Point of Sale system
  7. Ensuring exceptional customer service and customer experience
  8. Responsible for merchandise purchasing, curating, organization and display
  9. Organizing store activities and events including but not limited to Saint George’s Day on April 23rd each year
  10. Developing and implementing store standard operating procedures
  11. Managing annual store budgets and spending
  12. Hiring, training, and evaluating store personnel, administrators and associates
  13. Ensuring store is kept clean and organized at all times
  14. Resolve customer and personnel issues as needed along with the assistance of Soldato ownership/management
  15. Attend regional bookstore meetings and industry events as needed to ensure Soldato’s innovation and growth
  16. Attend quarterly financial meetings to discuss Soldato strategic plan
  17. Be present at least 40 hours per week within the Soldato facility at 19 Franklin Place

If interested please contact colivo@nativedevelop.com.


 

Bookstores For Sale


New bookstore opened in November 2018 by retired couple who now are being drawn back to family. Operating above break-even point with a small profit, building reputation with locals and the many tourists who ski and visit one of the country's premier year-round mountain resorts. Lifestyle is great; combine your love of books with the ability to take a Powder Day when the fresh snow calls. Over our first 16 months we've refined our inventory to offer the best selection of books and sidelines (ski and snowboard growth charts, liberal-leaning mugs, etc.) to position our store for future growth.  900 SF with good visibility on Main Street; $55,000 in inventory (at cost); $14,000 fixtures; all included in asking price of $75,000. Please contact rsims2012@gmail.com.


 

 

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