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    Job Openings

    More Than Words is a youth-run, nonprofit bookstore in the Boston area. They are expanding and need a Director of Retail. Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, Massachusetts, has worked with them on various projects and would love to help them find the right person for this exciting new job. Visit the More Than Words website to view the entire job description.
    NEW position with Boston Expansion!
    Now Hiring – Director of Bookstore Retail and Event Operations
    Boston, Massachusetts
    About the Organization
    More Than Words (MTW) is a social enterprise that empowers youth who are in the foster care
    system, court involved, homeless, or out of school to take charge of their lives by taking charge
    of a business. By working as a team to manage their own retail and online used book business
    and community space, youth develop the employment skills, leadership, and self-confidence
    they need to successfully transition to adulthood.
    MTW is an exemplary organization that has continually held up a mirror to identify areas for
    improvement and accountability; that ethic is part of the culture and fabric of MTW, and it
    extends to our commitment to ensuring our staff and board reflect the racial and ethnic
    diversity and lived experiences of the young adults we are privileged to serve. People of color
    are highly encouraged to apply.
    The Job
    If you love working with people, diving into the world of books while staying up to date on
    current industry trends, creating amazing customer experiences through visual displays and
    have a knack for motivating teams to reach and exceed sales goals, this is the perfect position
    for you! Your creativity and retail experience will be fully utilized to launch and grow a brand
    new social enterprise bookstore, marketplace and event space in the South End of Boston. This
    new bookstore is currently under construction in the thriving New York Streets neighborhood in
    Boston’s South End, surrounded by Ink Block, the Troy and a ton of retail and restaurant
    operations. The 4,000-square-foot space will be a center for engaging events and rental
    As Director of Bookstore Retail and Event Operations, you empower staff and youth to manage
    the day to day bookstore and marketplace operations – driving sales, managing inventory,
    displaying merchandise, overseeing financial reporting, providing exemplary customer service,
    and building and maintaining relationships – all while fostering an environment that creates a
    community space where all are welcome. You supervise 2-4 adult staff business training
    managers including a new position – Associate Director of Events – to launch our new social
    enterprise event space and create a vibrant calendar of arts and culture events and rental
    Health benefits and paid time off are available with this job. Salary is commensurate with experience. To apply, please send resume and cover letter to retaildirector@MTWyouth.org and reference RDMTW in the subject line.


    Help wanted: Marketing manager

    In keeping with QRB’s mission (see About QRB below), we are looking for a creative, highly motivated booklover to develop, implement, and execute strategic marketing plans to attract new customers, retain existing ones, and increase sales and loyalty by bringing people into the store and on-line in a profitable way.


    • Manage a small department that includes overseeing, or collaborating with, event coordinators for adult and juvenile author events, outside sales, authors-in-schools, and newsletter editors. Produce a roster of events that will bring new and old customers into the store, increase book sales, and increase visibility of QRB in the Raleigh community.
    • Manage weekly and monthly print media, online ads, website and social media, shopping center initiatives (sidewalk sales, tree lighting, pop-up markets, and other opportunities).
    • Increase store traffic through community engagement. Find opportunities to create stories that resonate with our community. This can include author events on particular topics, fundraisers for community groups, getting coverage of the store in other print or online resources. Measure the results, replicate or expand the successes, and learn from all.
    • Meet regularly with the owner and general manager to plan and review strategy.

    The ideal candidate will:

    • Demonstrate leadership as well as collaborative abilities.
    • Have strong written and verbal communication skills. 
    • Be a creative thinker with a good sense of design.
    • Be proficient and knowledgeable in social media practices and principles. 
    • Have knowledge of marketing evaluation tools and practices.
    • Knowledge of Drupal website software,  Anthology point-of-sale system, and local media would be a plus.

    Compensation and benefits

    Health insurance (60/40), vacation, sick days and other benefits apply and salary will be negotiable based on qualifications and experience.

    Email your resume to jobs1@quailridgebooks.com.

    About Quail Ridge Books:

    QRB is an award-winning, nationally-recognized independent bookstore serving Raleigh, North Carolina for over 33 years. Our mission is to promote literacy, to encourage the lifelong enjoyment of reading, and to foster the contribution that books can make to a life rich in both mind and spirit. We seek to conduct our business in a way that nourishes readers, writers, our fellow staff members and our community, and that sustains the store profitably.


    Bookstores For Sale

    This 80-year-old establishment is in an affluent New York suburb. Womrath is a full line bookstore: 95% new books, 5% used. We also carry greeting cards, educational toys, and have a strong children's department. The store has been a vital part of the town for many years and needs a new owner. Please contact Gene at womrathny@gmail.com.



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