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Job Openings

City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco is looking for a full-time bookseller and a fill-in bookseller.

The full-time position will have a fixed schedule of approximately 32-40 hours per week. Responsibilities will include working the cash register, providing customer service, shelving, and receiving. Previous bookstore experience is greatly preferred for this position.

The fill-in position is on-call without a fixed schedule, usually picking up one or two shifts a week. This is great as a second gig or as a way to earn something extra around other obligations. Previous bookstore experience is preferred, but retail experience will be considered. Responsibilities will include working the cash register, providing customer service, and shelving.

While a love of books is a must, candidates should also be comfortable lifting boxes and spending the day on one’s feet. As we are open daily from 10am to 12am, only candidates with availability on weekends and evenings until midnight will be considered. If you’re interested, send a resume and cover letter to and in the subject line indicate “Full-time Bookseller,” or “Fill-in Bookseller.” While we appreciate all of your responses, we won’t be able to reply to all of them as we expect to get quite a few. Thank you!


ABA, a national not-for-profit trade organization, seeks a visionary and entrepreneurial leader to serve as its next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). The right candidate will have the ability to appreciate and passionately uphold the association’s mission and assertion that bookstores are vital to our communities. At the core of ABA’s mission is providing its independent bookstore members with the tools and resources they need to be successful. Deeply and historically committed to its members and its mission, the ABA and the next CEO will be positioned to enhance the organization’s impact on local communities through a thriving national platform.

On Wednesday, May 8, the American Booksellers Association posted detailed information about the association’s search for its new chief executive officer. The document was created by ABA’s CEO search committee in consultation with the outside search firm of Isaacson, Miller.

View the full CEO position profile here.


For Sale

(8) Eight double-sided aisle bookshelves in very good condition. Formerly from a Borders Bookstore. Adjustable shelves. A few end cap slat panels available, and sign frames. For more information, please contact Patrick at or (301) 972-3060.



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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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