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Powell's in Portland, Oregon, Seeks Store Manager

Powell's City of Books, the legendary independent bookseller and international tourist destination, is seeking a Store Manager for our iconic flagship location at 10th and West Burnside in downtown Portland, Oregon.

The Store Manager will be responsible for the oversight of all aspects of daily operations as well as providing the leadership, vision, and innovation that will further Powell’s as a world-class leader in retail.

Now Hiring: Executive Director, Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance

The Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA), a regional not-for-profit trade association, seeks an experienced and entrepreneurial-minded leader to serve as its next Executive Director.  The right candidate will be passionate about books and bookstores, have a solid familiarity with the region and the book industry, and have the strategic and administrative acumen needed to help the organization thrive in the future.

Vroman’s Bookstore and Book Soup Seek CEO

A.C. Vroman, Inc. (“Vroman’s”) a 125-year-old retail company with two independent bookstore brands—Vroman’s
Bookstore and Book Soup—is seeking a Chief Executive Officer to oversee the company.
The company currently consists of three brick and mortar locations in Pasadena and West Hollywood, California; four
licensing deals at Los Angeles International Airport; two e-commerce sites; and a wine bar (“The 1894,” opening

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The American Booksellers Association, a national not-for-profit trade organization, works with booksellers and industry partners to ensure the success and profitability of independently owned book retailers, and to assist in expanding the community of the book.

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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