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    The Great Lakes Independent Booksellers Association (GLIBA) is seeking a new Executive Director to replace Deb Leonard, who is stepping down from the postiion at the end of the year. GLIBA’s Board of Directors has initiated a search for a replacement, and is now accepting resumes.
    GLIBA Board President Kate Schlademan of The Learned Owl, in Hudson, Ohio, said the board hopes to hire a new executive director immediately “Given the changes in the industry, and our membership," she said, "we are using this opportunity to adapt the responsibilities within the role to reflect those changes, and are hoping to find a new executive director who, among other tasks, will continue to develop our social media presence, and will travel around the region, meeting and working with our members. We are accepting resumes, will start interviews as of the New Year, and hope to hire someone by the end of January 2018.” 
    The GLIBA Executive Director job description, duties, and projects are as follows:
    The Executive Director…
    • Has overall responsibility for the association and must have the skills, experience, and commitment to lead the association in service to its members.
    • Is able to work with and accept direction from the elected board of the association, and to provide the board with the information, advice, and support it needs to function and meet its responsibilities and goals.
    • Must have the skills to manage the operations of GLIBA, including staff, finances, and data.
    • Is the voice and face of the organization and therefore must have good communication skills (written, spoken, and digital) and must be able to listen, lead, and cooperate appropriately with members, industry partners, the media, and the public.
    • Must have knowledge of and ability to implement trends in the book industry, the First Amendment, independent business, and other issues affecting members.
    • Has the scheduling flexibility to accommodate the need to travel, attend weekend activities, and respond to unpredictable job demands.
    • Must have an excellent command of the English language including grammar, punctuation, and vocabulary.
    • Write and publish newsletters, trade show materials, press releases, and other publications and printed materials.
    • Keep the association calendar; create and monitor work schedules to meet those needs
    • Handle all correspondence i.e. phone inquiries, emails, and communication between member stores.
    • Website, Social Media, and Database: maintain, create, design, and update website and social media content. Create updates to the Filemaker member database.
    • Financial tasks such as budgeting, payroll, taxes, accounting, invoicing, advertising, and vendor reconciliation duties. 
    • Facilitate communication between GLIBA member stores and the GLIBA board.
    • Organize board meetings including travel, catering, and schedule.
    • Office Management 
    • Great Lakes, Great Reads
    • Holiday Catalog
    • Trade Show-Heartland Fall Forum
    • Travel to non-trade show education and meetings such as Winter Institute, New York publisher visits, spring education meetings, spring forum, ABA/ED meeting, and Book Expo.

    Until a replacement is found, questions may be directed to GLIBA Board President Kate Schlademan at


    The Doylestown and Lahaska Bookshops are hiring for a Returns Manager/Supervisor position. This person will be responsible for monthly returns at both stores. Additional responsibilities include closing responsibilities, supervision of sales floor staff, and processing of daily shipment. Bookselling experience required.

    Please send resume to Glenda at


    Bookstores For Sale

    The Bookman, LLC, 715 Washington Ave., Grand Haven, Michigan

    Bookstore for America's 2017 "Happiest Seaside Town:"  Grand Haven, Michigan

    Coastal Living magazine chose our small resort town on the Lake Michigan shore for this honor. As a well-established, 44-year anchor in the Centertown neighborhood, The Bookman is a proud contributor to this cultural spirit. We are also the Coast Guard City U.S.A., and we celebrate the Coast Guard with a large festival each summer. The Bookman enjoys relationships and partnerships with area libraries, schools, our Tri-Cities Museum, and other non-profit organizations  and businesses. We also work with our Grand Haven Main Street Downtown Development Authority, and we support many events related to the arts: authors, artists, and musicians. Grand Haven is a serious destination for resorters and retirees who continue to appreciate a good book. Our year-round residents, including our great schools, enjoy our personal service.

    The Bookman has:

    •         3,500 square feet of rented space, affordable rate from local landlord
    •         experienced staff
    •         mainstreet presence with two parking lots
    •         IBID/ie POS
    •         full inventory, frontlist and backlist books, 7,000 titles
    •         used book exchange program, 2,500 units, primarily paperback fiction
    •         merchandise for children and adults
    •         full social media presence, 5 stars on Facebook, 4+ stars on Google
    •         online ordering capability (

    We will be happy to discuss all details, and we will welcome anyone who has an interest in continuing this iconic store in Grand Haven.

    Please contact Dick Tanis or Diane Steggerda, 616- 846-3520 or



    Have you dreamed of owning a bookstore, and better yet, in the beautiful Eastern Sierra?  This is your chance! 


    2,000-square-foot used and new bookstore with additional 1,000 square feet upstairs meeting/storage/studio space. Prime, heart of downtown, location in Bishop, California, with excellent foot traffic and adjacent to city parking. Pleasant front patio seating. Quality inventory, with over $80,000 in books listed through online marketplaces, and additional 30-40,000 books in store. Exceptional stock from local community traded for store credit or donated to store. Consignment sales with 10+ local artists and sidelines of toys, cards, journals and more. Small commercial kitchen with ice cream service. User-friendly web page and popular newsletter templates with email newsletter list. Growing sales annually, and room for increase in sidelines, food service, souvenirs, art or other ideas. Well-supported by community. Adjacent to a mountain gear and supply store, just voted best in the West. 


    Bishop is a small town in the Owens Valley, on the east side of the Sierra Nevada. Located approximately half way between Death Valley and Yosemite National Parks, less than an hour from either Mammoth Mountain ski area or Mount Whitney, it is a popular pass through and destination for all types of outdoor recreation. It is a phenomenally beautiful area of mountains and high desert. Fishing, rock climbing, backpacking, off-road driving, running, hot spring relaxing, photography, hunting, or birding are some of the most popular activities. Book sales are strongest in these outdoor related topics, but all fiction genres and popular nonfiction do well. 


    Asking price is $80,000, with room for negotiation. Please contact Diane at 760-937-7317 


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