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    Job Openings

    Avid Bookshop is seeking a frontline bookseller to work at both the Prince Avenue and
    Five Points shops 5 days/week, 40 hours/week. Avid Bookshop is a community-focused
    independent bookstore with two locations in Athens, Georgia. Frontline booksellers are
    the face of Avid, engaging with the community by sharing a love of the written word,
    curating our shops to suit their neighborhoods, and fulfilling orders for virtually any
    book in print.
    ● Assist with the day-to-day functions of the bookshops
    ● Promote literary engagement in Athens by connecting books to readers
    ● Conduct author events in-shop and offsite
    ● Receive new inventory
    ● Build collaborative relationships with individuals in the publishing industry by
    reading and reviewing galley copies of frontlist titles
    ● Behind-the-scenes work as needed (for example: publisher returns, web orders,
    problem-solving customer service issues, etc.)
    ● 40 hours/week
    ● Schedule flexibility
    ● Weekend availability
    ● Must be able to lift boxes up to approx. 40 pounds
    ● Extensive knowledge of children’s and adult titles, especially recently published
    ● Willingness and ability to travel for bookselling conferences at least once
    ● Strong attention to detail
    ● 1-2 years customer service or retail experience
    ● Preferred: 1-2 years bookselling experience
    ● Adaptability, ability to collaborate with a team
    ● Genuine enthusiasm for reading, independent bookstores, and the book industry
    ● Excellent written and verbal communication skills; willingness to write physical
    book reviews for our shops
    ● Preferred: knowledge of Basil POS, Drupal
    To apply, please submit resume, cover letter, and the following to
    avid.athens@gmail.com: Select four specific titles you would love to recommend to
    readers. For each of the four books, tell us the name of the book and the author(s), and
    write a 2-3 sentence review per book, with special emphasis on describing why someone
    should read that book. Cover letters may be addressed to Ms. Janet Geddis,
    owner/founder of Avid Bookshop.


    Bookstores For Sale

    Indie bookstore for sale in the heart of Historic Downtown Salisbury, North Carolina. 20 years in business (two under current name/owner; formerly Literary Bookpost and known still for that around the community). In a recently renovated historic building with mezzanine, full basement, and backyard patio. Approximately 2,500 square feet on main level. We have great local support, a prime location, and a great landlord. Owner is moving.

    Contact Wendy Beeker at (704) 630-9788. Serious inquiries only please. 


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