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Job Openings


Events Buyer & Website Assistant

Books of Wonder, NYC’s oldest independent children’s bookstore, is seeking a creative, tech-savvy, and friendly individual to handle all buying for our active schedule of events plus school, library, and corporate orders — and, also, as time allows, helping maintain our website.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Staying up to date on our schedule of events, including any updates and changes.
  • Placing orders (in consultation with the store buyer) for books being featured in our virtual and in-store events, as well as backlist titles by the authors being featured at those events
  • Following up with publishers and distributors to make sure books have been shipped in time to arrive at the store when needed for events.
  • Promptly advising website manager, store buyer, and event planner when titles are not available
  • Working with schools, libraries, and other organizations to facilitate their ordering and receiving books they need for author and corporate events, meetings, and classroom and library use
  • Posting new events and new products to our website as needed

Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal, writing, and organizational skills (including active use of emails and spreadsheets) and the ability to troubleshoot problems is a must
  • 1-2 years work experience in bookstores or e-commerce preferred
  • Interest in and knowledge of children’s books extremely helpful

Note: This position description is intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. It is not intended to be inclusive of all duties and responsibilities and is subject to change.

We strongly encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply — including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

Books of Wonder is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a work environment based in mutual respect and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. Applicants from underrepresented backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

For consideration, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to job@booksofwonder.com

Compensation: $16+, depending on experience


 

Lead Bookseller

Books of Wonder, NYC’s oldest independent children’s bookstore, is seeking a lead bookseller to join our team of enthusiastic children’s booklovers.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Helping lead our team of booksellers in working with customers to help them find the perfect books for the young people they are shopping for
  • Handling sales at the front desk, taking special orders, and dealing with customer service issues as they arise.
  • Working with authors, artists, publicists, and fellow team members to organize and facilitate the smooth running of all author and artist events at the store, as well as the occasional off-site event.
  • Checking in and shelving books as they arrive as well as reshelving books after customer browsing. Checking shelves regularly to make sure books are attractively displayed and properly organized for our customers.

Qualifications:

  • Strong interest in and knowledge of children’s books
  • A warm, welcoming smile, ability to effectively select books for young readers based on their age, interest, and established reading habits, and competency in working with computer point of sale systems.
  • 1-2 years work experience in bookstores or other retail preferred.
     

Note: This position description is intended to describe the general nature of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job.  It is not intended to be inclusive of all duties and responsibilities and is subject to change.

We strongly encourage candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply — including Black, Indigenous, and people of color, and LGBTQ+ individuals.

Books of Wonder is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a work environment based in mutual respect and inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law. Applicants from underrepresented backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply.

For consideration, please e-mail a cover letter and resume to job@booksofwonder.com.

Compensation: $16+, depending on experience


 

General Manager
{pages} a bookstore                                                                                                         
904 Manhattan Ave.
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Position: Full time.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience and market rates. Other benefits include discounts on store merchandise, paid vacation and likely attendance at CALIBA and ABA conferences. {pages} is an equal opportunity employer.


{pages} a bookstore seeks an enthusiastic, organized, responsible, creative, dynamic leader, and multi-tasker to manage a talented team of booksellers. This is a chance to be part of a thriving independent bookstore located in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach, one block from the Pacific Ocean. {pages} has been in operation for twelve years, is open seven days a week and utilizes IndieCommerce for our robust online business.

Job Summary

Under the general direction of the owners, manage the day-to-day operation of the bookstore. The store manager is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of the store and delivery of excellent customer service to everyone we serve. Responsibilities include oversight of staff, scheduling, inventory management, maintenance of store appearance, and assistance with events.  

Position requires:

  • A great attitude and ability to work well with others
  • Passion for books and customer service
  • A team leader who can manage staff and delegate tasks accordingly
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and exercise excellent judgment
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks and responsibilities
  • Must work some evenings and weekends
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Word, Outlook, and Google Docs a must
  • Retail bookselling experience a must
  • Knowledge of Anthology Point of Sales (POS) system or other bookstore POS system, a strong plus
  • Management experience, a strong plus

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise personnel, which includes providing performance evaluations, training, scheduling, work allocation, and problem resolution and maintaining a positive, productive, inclusive, and enjoyable working environment.
  • Work with the receiver to manage inventory including books and sidelines, oversight of special orders, receiving, shipping, and return of overstocked or defective merchandise, calculating turns, managing out-of-stocks and coordination of annual inventory utilizing the store POS
  • Supervise and assist with events both in-store and offsite
  • Assist in the preparation and implementation of bookstore budgets, operating policies and procedures.
  • Manage the processing of online orders.
  • Oversee overall appearance of the store including in-store and window displays and store cleanliness.
  • Train new staff members on store procedures and policies and the POS system.
  • Help maintain and grow social media presence including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and TikTok.
     

About us: {pages} a bookstore is a locally owned, independent bookstore and a community gathering place for book lovers of all ages offering a carefully curated selection of adult and children’s, fiction and nonfiction, coffee table, cookbooks, and surfing books. We are located in the heart of downtown Manhattan Beach. {pages} offers multiple book clubs, author events, children’s story times, and is appreciated for its knowledgeable and friendly staff.

Please submit cover letter and resume to: Linda McLoughlin Figel – linda@pagesabookstore.com

 

Bookstores For Sale


Andersons Larchmont (aka Anderson’s Book Shop), located at 96 Chatsworth Avenue, Larchmont, NY 10538, is for sale. The store has been in the community for 76 years and has a very loyal following. The Greeman family has owned the book store for the past 22 years. Tim and Paulene Greeman took over in 2018. Due to covid and Tim Greeman’s untimely death, Paulene is looking to sell the store. She has several ideas to be shared which should be quite helpful to a new owner.

Paulene Greeman owns the building that the store is in. The building is not for sale at the present time. Whoever takes over Anderson’s would be dealing with a friendly landlord who wants to see the store succeed. A lease favorable to a new tenant will be drawn.

All interested parties should email Paulene Greeman at andersons10538@optimum.net.

 

 

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