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San Francisco's City Lights Bookstore Seeks Booksellers

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 MIT Press Bookstore Seeks Manager (Cambridge, Massachusetts)

A unique opportunity to lead a small, dynamic team of booksellers in collaboration with an innovative university press at the forefront of art, tech, science, and culture. The MIT Press Bookstore functions as a full service bookstore to the MIT community and Cambridge residents, businesses, and tourists. The store offers a broad selection of trade / scholarly / children's titles, and also serves as a showroom for the publications of the MIT Press. Some relocation funds may be available for the right applicant.

Quail Ridge Books Seeks Inventory and Bookkeeping Clerk

Quail Ridge Books, Raleigh’s award-winning independent bookstore, seeks a full time Inventory & Bookkeeping Clerk.

There are 3 main components to this job: Receiving inventory, Accounting, and time on the sales floor as a bookseller to become familiar with the point of sale. Proficiency in Excel, Google Sheets, and Google Docs is desirable. Quickbooks experience would also be a bonus, but is not required.The ideal candidate is a detail-oriented person with a strong work ethic who likes books, paperwork, and people (though not necessarily in that order).

ABA Chief Executive Officer

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.

About ABA

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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