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NAIBA Booksellers Temp Agency
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There are many experienced booksellers in the region. Most would love more hours of bookselling and the opportunity to experience another store close by. Or possibly you know someone who isn't working in the store anymore, but could use some temporary work?

Bookstores are always in need of temporary help during events, staff vacations, and to attend NAIBA and ABA professional events.

To facilitate this need, NAIBA will compile a list of booksellers who are available to work temporarily at stores across the region. We'll keep this list on our website, and you can refer to it whenever the need arises.

Even though we call it a Temp Agency, it is merely a list of booksellers who are available to temp in stores. NAIBA recieves no compensation for this service, nor do we screen the list. We are just being helpful.

Publishers - if you have bookselling experience, and would like to keep your bookselling skills fresh, sign up too.

If you'd like to be on our list of experienced booksellers, email us:
Name
Phone
Email
Counties You Can Work in
Experience with which POS System
Name(s) of bookstores you've worked
Bookstore Reference
Any special skills / experience you offer

Baltimore
New Jersey
New York City
New York State
Pennsylvania
Washington DC


Baltimore

Name: Joyce Nelson
Phone: 443.621.2602
Email: Joyce Nelson
Counties You Can Work in: Baltimore city; Baltimore County
Experience with which POS System: WinPrism; learn new applications quickly
Name(s) of bookstores you've worked: Morgan State University Bookstore
Bookstore Reference: Lucy Manyara
Any special skills / experience you offer: Managed Morgan State University Bookstore 27 years (books and general merchandise); Chaired Host Committee, National Association of College Stores/CAMEX, Baltimore, 1997; Coordinated Book Signings 20-500+ audience

Name: Lauren Stevens
Phone: 717.538.6050
Email: Lauren Stevens
Counties You Can Work in: Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Carroll County, Howard County
Experience with which POS System: Am adept at working with any
Name(s) of bookstores you've worked: Borders Books & Music
Bookstore Reference: Denise Bonyeau (GM at a B&N now)
Any special skills / experience you offer: Children's book specialist, Multicultural lit., Women's lit., Literary Fiction

Name: Nan Tepper
Phone: 845-417-6112
Email: Nan Tepper
Counties You Can Work in: Any, Telecommute
Experience with which POS System: Wordstock, Anthology.
Name(s) of bookstores you've worked: The Golden Notebook, Alternative Books.
Bookstore Reference: Jackie Kellachan, Owner, The Golden Notebook Woodstock NY 12498
Any special skills / experience you offer: The skill I offer is maintenance/upkeep/design of your IndieCommerce website. Keep your website up to date. Knowledge of Drupal, the software management system for IndieCommerce sites.This is what I do for The Golden Notebook, along with offering skills as an event coordinator for book signings and readings. Email marketing assistance with Constant Contact and Mail Chimp. All work performed from my home office.


New Jersey

Name: Hal Moeller
Phone: 973-985-9093
Email: Hal Moeller
Counties You Can Work in: Morris, Essex, Union, Hunterdon, Bergen.
Experience with which POS System: Anthology, but I have worked with computer systems since 1967, am active on Internet, and I learn fast.
Name(s) of bookstores you've worked: Buchmeister Books in Chatham, NJ, Barnes and Noble.
Bookstore Reference: Carmela Moeller (OK, she's my wife), co-owner with me of Buchmeister Books from August, 1992 to August, 2004, 973-377-4998.
Any special skills / experience you offer: My wife and I ran Buchmeister books for 12 years. I worked at the sales counter, ordered books, received books, setup book displays, returned books, did the accounting, et al. What a job! I would love to come into your store and help out with any of these things. I miss 95% of our customers and would like to meet new ones.


New York City

Name: Ghada Daoud
Phone: 917-502-4522
Email: Ghada Daoud
Counties You Can Work in: NYC area
Experience with which POS System: Booklog and can adapt to any other systems used.
Name(s) of bookstores you've worked: Borders Express for 6 years. Boulevard Books and Cafe, current.
Bookstore Reference: Available upon request.
Any special skills / experience you offer: Considered an expert in Romance and Mystery Thriller.

Name: Amanda Lydon
Phone: 828.337.0292
Email: Amanda Lydon
Counties You Can Work in: NYC area.
Experience with which POS System: familiar with Wordstock, Booklog & Anthology.
Name(s) of bookstores you've worked: I currently produce events for the Tenement Museum. I also pitch in at WORD Brooklyn and Three Lives. I've worked at McNally Jackson, Good Yarns, Osondu Booksellers, Posman & Lauriat's.
Any special skills / experience you offer: I work with publishers every day and I keep up on frontlists. I'm an excellent handseller and I've never been afriad to dust, shelve or break down boxes. In addition to being available for bookstore shifts, I am available to consult on event series.

Name: Ryan Mita
Phone206-302-8742
Emailryan.mita@gmail.com
Counties You Can Work in: New York, Kings, Bronx, Queens, Richmond
Experience with which POS System: Wordstock
Name(s) of bookstores you've worked: Harvard Book Store, Elliott Bay Book Company
Bookstore Reference: Brad Lennon -- Assistant Manager, Harvard Book Store
Any special skills / experience you offer: 3+ years experience as frontline bookseller, I've coordinated and set-up weekly author events for audiences between 15-240. I started in receiving, so I'm familiar with returns as well. I keep up with frontlist and my area of expertise is graphic novels.  

Name: Hailey Rogge
Phone: 206-617-0852
Counties You Can Work in: King County.
Experience with which POS System: Counterpoint, Square, Shopkeep.
Name(s) of bookstores you've worked: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe.
Bookstore Reference: Heidi Tannenbaum, Housing Works Bookstore Cafe Manager, 212-334-3324
Any special skills / experience you offer: Used book pricing, customer service, event set-up and breakdown, volunteer coordination. I also have extensive barista experience, if that's helpful.


Name: Ellyn Russo
Phone: 206-910-2172
Email: Ellyn Russo
Counties You Can Work in: New York City (Manhattan and Brooklyn)
Experience with which POS System: Anthology.
Name(s) of bookstores you've worked: Eagle Harbor Book Company.
Bookstore Reference: Victoria Irwin.
Any special skills / experience you offer: I worked at Eagle Harbor Book Company for 7 years in multiple positions. I have experience managing the ABA Drupal websites, social media accounts, event planning and production, marketing/publicity, receiving, and bookselling. I currently work for a publisher in Manhattan and would love to help out in a bookstore in the evenings or on the weekends. .

Name: Merril Speck
Assistant Store Manager, Housing Works Bookstore
Phone: 718.759.8280
Email: Merril Speck
Counties You Can Work in: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens.
Experience with which POS System: Counterpoint, Indaba.
Name(s) of bookstores you've worked: Housing Works Bookstore.
Bookstore Reference: Heidi Tannenbaum - Store Manger, Housing Works Bookstore.
Any special skills / experience you offer: 3 ½ years at Housing Works Bookstore (1 ½ as a volunteer, 1 year full-time floor staff, 1 year Assistant Store Manager). Specialty sections include mystery, sci-fi, fantasy, graphic novels, & DVD's. I also have 1 ½ years experience running an International Crime Fiction Book Group and I'm a co-founder of Vonnegut NYC (the New York chapter of the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library).

Name: Nan Tepper
Phone: 845-417-6112
Email: Nan Tepper
Counties You Can Work in: Any, Telecommute
Experience with which POS System: Wordstock, Anthology.
Name(s) of bookstores you've worked: The Golden Notebook, Alternative Books.
Bookstore Reference: Jackie Kellachan, Owner, The Golden Notebook Woodstock NY 12498
Any special skills / experience you offer: The skill I offer is maintenance/upkeep/design of your IndieCommerce website. Keep your website up to date. Knowledge of Drupal, the software management system for IndieCommerce sites.This is what I do for The Golden Notebook, along with offering skills as an event coordinator for book signings and readings. Email marketing assistance with Constant Contact and Mail Chimp. All work performed from my home office.

Name: Stacie Williams
Phone: 414-628-6833
Email: Stacie Williams
Counties You Can Work in: NYC area (including Brooklyn)
Experience with which POS System: IBID (Legacy & IE) only, but am a fast learner.
Name(s) of bookstores you've worked: Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops, Boswell Book Company.
Bookstore Reference: Daniel Goldin, owner, Boswel, 414-332-1181.
Any special skills / experience you offer: In addition to being a frontline bookseller for 8.5 years prior to moving to NYC in Jan 2014, the last four years were spent assisting Daniel with event & store marketing and publicity. This included writing press releases, creating marketing materials (including e-mail newsletters via ConstantContact), and hosting/running events for in-store and offsite events (over 250 authors in 2013). Additionally, I also managed our social media presence. Would be perfectly happy to come in and do section checks or alphabetize shelves for a few hours, too. I miss the store!


New York State

Name: Patricia L. MacKenzie
Phone: no phone at present
Email: Patricia L. MacKenzie
Counties You Can Work in: Oswego and possibly Onondaga
Experience with which POS System: unknown type(s) 1982 to 1988 and then 1995.
Name(s) of bookstores you've worked: B. Dalton Bookseller.
Bookstore Reference: Contact Barnes and Noble for B. Dalton Bookseller, Camillus NY.
Any special skills / experience you offer: General sales/stock work for B. Dalton; self-employed 1996 to 2011 as artist, publisher, poet; grant funded library clerk.

Name: Nan Tepper
Phone: 845-417-6112
Email: Nan Tepper
Counties You Can Work in: Any, Telecommute
Experience with which POS System: Wordstock, Anthology.
Name(s) of bookstores you've worked: The Golden Notebook, Alternative Books.
Bookstore Reference: Jackie Kellachan, Owner, The Golden Notebook Woodstock NY 12498
Any special skills / experience you offer: The skill I offer is maintenance/upkeep/design of your IndieCommerce website. Keep your website up to date. Knowledge of Drupal, the software management system for IndieCommerce sites.This is what I do for The Golden Notebook, along with offering skills as an event coordinator for book signings and readings. Email marketing assistance with Constant Contact and Mail Chimp. All work performed from my home office.


Pennsylvania

Name: Kira Apple
Phone: 610-75-4720
Email: Kira Apple
Counties you can work in: Berks and the Greater Reading area in Pennsylvania, some flexibility.
Experience with which POS System: Basil, Praiz, anything you throw at me!
Bookstore Experience: Barnes & Noble in Wyomissing PA; Borders in Wyomissing PA; The Wise Owl Bookstore in West Reading PA; Firefly Bookstore in Kutztown PA (currently employed)
Bookstore Reference: Available upon request
Any special skills / experience you offer: Having owned and operated my own independent bookstore from 2011-2013, in addition to holding managerial, book-floor, and music salesperson positions throughout the years in various locations, I have experience at all levels of bookstore operation. I enjoy promoting and managing an online and community presence, including hosting and running in-store events and managing various social media. I am willing and eager to assist with events or shelving or even just alphabetizing -- I actually really like alphabetizing!

Name: Grace M. Bryan
Phone: 215-860-6576
Email: Grace Bryan
Counties you can work in: Bucks County, PA.
Bookstore Experience: Encore Books (14 yrs) Borders Books (4 yrs)
Bookstore Reference: Available upon request
Any special skills / experience you offer: I was considered the mystery/thriller "expert" at our store

Name: Nan Tepper
Phone: 845-417-6112
Email: Nan Tepper
Counties You Can Work in: Any, Telecommute
Experience with which POS System: Wordstock, Anthology.
Name(s) of bookstores you've worked: The Golden Notebook, Alternative Books.
Bookstore Reference: Jackie Kellachan, Owner, The Golden Notebook Woodstock NY 12498
Any special skills / experience you offer: The skill I offer is maintenance/upkeep/design of your IndieCommerce website. Keep your website up to date. Knowledge of Drupal, the software management system for IndieCommerce sites.This is what I do for The Golden Notebook, along with offering skills as an event coordinator for book signings and readings. Email marketing assistance with Constant Contact and Mail Chimp. All work performed from my home office.


Washington DC

Name: Danielle Donaldson
Phone: 951-858-4371
Email: Danielle Donaldson
Counties You Can Work in: Living in Northern Virginia. Can work in Prince William County, Fairfax County, Washington D.C, Montgomery County, Fauquier County.
Experience with which POS System: Most POS systems, can do manual credit card processing as well.
Name(s) of bookstores you've worked: Worked with Platypus Media and Science, Naturally! at tradeshows.
Any special skills / experience you offer: Worked with independent children's and parenting titles publisher, Degree in Literature, specializing in Feminist Modern Novels.

Name: Nan Tepper

Phone: 845-417-6112
Email: Nan Tepper
Counties You Can Work in: Any, Telecommute
Experience with which POS System: Wordstock, Anthology.
Name(s) of bookstores you've worked: The Golden Notebook, Alternative Books.
Bookstore Reference: Jackie Kellachan, Owner, The Golden Notebook Woodstock NY 12498
Any special skills / experience you offer: The skill I offer is maintenance/upkeep/design of your IndieCommerce website. Keep your website up to date. Knowledge of Drupal, the software management system for IndieCommerce sites.This is what I do for The Golden Notebook, along with offering skills as an event coordinator for book signings and readings. Email marketing assistance with Constant Contact and Mail Chimp. All work performed from my home office.