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    Community Bookstore is looking for a full-time bookseller/event assistant to help curate and host programming. In addition to general bookselling duties, the events assistant will work with the store owner/Event Director to identify, book, and host authors that fit within the store’s outlook and interests. The ideal candidate for this job will be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to balance multiple objectives. Successful in-store events have featured Karl Ove Knausgaard, Marlon James, Joy Williams, Alice McDermott, and Nell Zink; successful off-site events have featured Toni Morrison, George Saunders, Patti Smith, Marilynne Robinson, and Yotam Ottolenghi.

    Beyond the duties of a regular bookseller, this role includes supporting the Events Director by:

    • Hosting some in-store event programming, including set-up, author handling, introductions, run-of-show, and clean-up
    • Writing copy for use on websites and social media
    • Creating promotional materials (posters, brochures, postcards) and social media (Facebook events, Twitter, and Instagram posts)
    • Reviewing publisher catalogues to identify potential programming opportunities
    • Fielding and responding to large amounts of event-related emails
    • Coordinating sales opportunities for one-off off-site events in the local area
    • Maintaining spreadsheets and checklists for event details
    • Must love cats and spreadsheets
    • Bookstore, publishing, hospitality, or retail experience preferred but not required
    • Must work 3-4 nights every week, with a flexible schedule for programs that run long
    • Weekend availability required
    • Strong analytical skills, with the ability to think strategically
    • Highly organized with a strong attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently and in a team setting
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; must be comfortable speaking in front of an audience
    • Genuine interest in and enthusiasm for contemporary literature and nonfiction
    • Ability to work within and meet multiple overlapping deadlines
    • Design skills a plus
    To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to


    The American Booksellers Association, the national trade group representing independent bookstores, seeks a part-time assistant for the Membership Department to help implement and manage systems in four main areas: member prospect outreach; new member retention; member renewal processing; and general database upkeep. The Membership Assistant will support a department team of three employees and will work 20 hours per week.
    Candidates should be energetic, extremely well organized, and have excellent written and oral communication skills. The work will require calling and emailing current and prospective member bookstores, researching for prospects; the ability to make cold calls and conduct thorough online research is required, as is at least one year general office work. Required technical skills include Microsoft Office Suite, Google Docs, and familiarity with an open-source database, preferably CiviCRM. Associates degree or higher required.
    $20 per hour
    White Plains, New York. Shuttle service is provided from the White Plains MetroNorth train station.
    About ABA
    Founded in 1900, the American Booksellers Association is a national not-for-profit trade organization that works to help independently owned bookstores grow and succeed. ABA’s core members are key participants in their communities' local economy and culture, and to assist them ABA creates relevant programs; provides education, information, business products, and services; and engages in public policy and industry advocacy. The Association actively supports and defends free speech and the First Amendment rights of all Americans.
    How to Apply:
    Email resume, references and cover note to, with “Membership Assistant” in the subject line. No calls, please.
    The American Booksellers Association is committed to fostering a diverse staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, or disability status. For more information about ABA, visit


    Bookstores For Sale

    Bookstore for sale. Located in Nashville, Indiana. The bookstore (Fallen Leaf Books) has been in continuous operation at the same location for 30 years, and in a prior location for 10 years. Owner has been having increased health issues and feels that it is time to retire. Nashville is located in beautiful Brown County with a vibrant tourist clientele. Please contact Carey Spain at (317) 263-4489.


    Browser Books in Seekonk, Massachusetts, was established over 20 years ago and has a dedicated customer base. The bookstore is in a very busy shopping center with abundant parking and is less than 10 miles from downtown Providence. Browser Books is primarily a used bookstore but sells a good variety of new and overstock books.
    The store is well-organized and has 30,000+ used books, approximately 2,000 new and overstock books, and sidelines. The inventory is controlled by the UBIC POS system and includes a very nice selection of hardcover fiction, paperback fiction, young adult, children's, and nonfiction books. The current lease which runs out at the end of November can easily be renegotiated with the landlord. This is a true turnkey opportunity.
    The asking price is exceptionally reasonable. Please email John at if you are interested. 


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