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Bookstore Postings

New York Public Library: Assistant Book Buyer (posted 01/21/2020)

The Library Shop is an eclectic emporium for the best in all things bookish. It boasts thousands of items for bibliophiles and literature lovers of all ages, from classic books to quirky and timeless gifts, souvenirs, jewelry and accessories. The Shop’s many exclusive collections celebrate the power of knowledge as well as its architectural splendor. 


The Assistant Book Buyer orders, maintains, and merchandises the book selection for the Library Shop and reviews all invoices and payments for accuracy. The Assistant Book Buyer is also the lead coordinator and liaison for all event book sales from every division within the Library; and maintains the schedule, executes the orders and returns, oversees the event budget, trains staff, and maintains all supplies. The position also includes writing and editing for the shop’s website, social media, weekly emails, and all promotions.

Principal Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Retail Initiatives, the Assistant Book Buyer:

  • Reviews all new book titles seasonally via catalogs and meetings with sales reps
  • Places all book orders and stays abreast of publishing promotions, backorders, shop displays, and other inventory requests
  • Liaises with event planners in other departments, oversees the event budget, maintains event schedules, orders books, handles returns
  • Trains staff, orders supplies, maintains cash and credit deposits
  • Composes for the shop’s website, weekly emails, social media, and all library-wide and external promotions
  • Handles administrative tasks including reviewing invoices, statements, and credits
  • Maintains proper analysis of the book and event activities and performances
  • Liaises between receiving and the sales floor and kiosk
  • Makes all inventory corrections

Required Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • 3 years of work experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Knowledge of books in general plus overall cultural knowledge
  • Some experience buying or selling books or shadowing someone who did buy
  • Demonstrated writing ability

Preferred Qualifications

  • Copywriting skills or experience
  • Experience working in a museum shop or bookstore

All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

  • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
  • Be Resourceful in solving problems 
  • Be Curious in all aspects of your work

Work Environment

Office setting

Physical Duties

  • Limited physical effort is required
  • May require travel within NYC

Hours

35 hours per week
10am-6pm with flexibility for evening events. Schedule could occasionally be 12-8 or 9

Please apply through our website using the below link:
https://jobs-nypl.icims.com/jobs/11133/assistant-book-buyer/job

 

 
Uncle Bobbie’s Coffee & Books (posted 12/23/2019)
Events Manager

Seeking an ambitious, self-motivated person to fill the role of Events Manager. The Events Manager is responsible for organizing and executing all programming for Uncle Bobbie’s. The Events Manager works closely with the Book and Café managers, and reports directly to the General Manager. The position is full-time, salaried, and requires weekend and evening availability.


Duties & functions:
- Organize, manage and execute all events – most of which will be author events
- Promote events via social media, in-store advertising and other necessary channels
- Supervise a team of 2-5 people
- Build and maintain relationships with authors, publishers, publicists and staff
- Handle all invoicing and payments related to events
- Record attendance, sales and other related data from events
- Manage events calendar
- Plan and set a strategy for future events

Job Requirements
- Event management and/ or bookstore experience preferred
- Associate degree or higher preferred
- Excellent communication skills including phone conversations, email and in-person meetings.
- Must be able to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people
- Competency with G-suite tools and social media applications
- Basic financial skills – managing a budget, keeping track of expenses, etc.
- Basic design skills for promotional items

Interested applicants should send their resume & cover letter to jobs@unclebobbies.com
.

 

Politics and Prose (posted 11/25/2019)

Children and Teen Bookseller at Politics and Prose Bookstore

Position Summary:

Seeking a full-time bookseller, including weekend and evening shifts, for the Children and Teens Department.

Duties include customer service in person, by email and over the phone, shelving, taking daily inventory, creating school orders, making table displays, and maintaining and organizing assigned sections. Staff are expected to read a variety of children’s and teens’ backlist and frontlist titles to maintain knowledge of department inventory, regularly write book reviews for the website and department newsletters, and host author events.

Other responsibilities may include editorial tasks, coordinating Children and Teens book-a-month program, Children and Teens signed first editions club, and book fairs/partnership Fridays. The bookseller also may be enlisted to order sidelines, design window displays, present book talks for teachers, librarians, and students.


Skills/Experience/Requirements:

  • Good with people
  • Detail-oriented
  • Able to multi-task and prioritize tasks
  • Strong writing skills
  • Retail/customer service experience preferred
  • Public speaking experience a plus
  • Experience with children and/or teens a plus

How to Apply:

Complete and submit the online application at politics-prose.com/employment and email a resume and a brief introduction to PandPjobs@politics-prose.com


Hiring for a Branch Bookseller at Politics and Prose Bookstore

Politics and Prose needs a full-time (40 hours per week) Branch Bookseller at its branch at The Wharf in southwest Washington, D.C. 

The job requires excellent customer service skills, extensive knowledge of books, and the ability to perform physically and mentally taxing tasks. Experience in retail is strongly preferred.  Bookselling experience is even better. Booksellers have regular schedules that include working some nights and at least one weekend shift.

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Assisting customers with book selections 

  • Operating cash registers, answering phones 

  • Carrying and unpacking boxes

  • Shelving books, assisting with events

  • Receiving book orders

  • Designing and maintaining displays 

To do well in this position aspiring booksellers must have an abiding love for books and ideas, the ability to multitask, an impeccable eye for detail, fantastic written and verbal communication skills, curiosity and a willingness to learn our systems, a cooperative spirit and goal-oriented attitude, and of course they must be punctual and dependable.

Complete and submit the online application at politics-prose.com/employment and email a resume and a brief introduction to PandPjobs@politics-prose.com.

 

 

Old Town Books, Alexandria, VA Children’s Book Buyer. (posted 10/31/19)
This part-time position requires availability on evenings, weekends, and during the busy holiday season. We pay competitive hourly rates and are open to the possibility of growing this role into a full-time position for the right individual. All employees on the Old Town Books team are also booksellers, so retail experience in a bookstore and/or connection to other publishing adjacent field is appreciated.
 
Primary Responsibilities of the Children's Book Buyer: Review catalogs and develop buying strategy in partnership with store ownership. Buy and receive books for children of all ages. Process re-orders and manage inventory and back stock of all children's items.
Buy and receive non-book children’s merchandise. Research new products, open accounts, pay vendors, and maintain an organized filing system for all non-book children’s items.
Build relationships with schools to grow our school sales and nurture existing relationships. Process large school orders and coordinate the delivery of books to classrooms. Communicate the benefits of buying local to school stakeholders, and promote our “points for your classroom” program.
Administer the school “self-sell” book fair program.
Use Edelweiss event grids to pitch publishers children's book author events at our store and for neighboring schools and organizations. Work with the Community Coordinator to program a regular series of children's book author visits.
Administer the Buy2Give program, where schools can host in-store shopping nights and get a portion of their purchases matched in the form of books for their classrooms. Plan in-store and “pop-up” childrens programming such as storytime at the park, middle grade book club, and establish a “Teen Advisory Board” for a more informed, community-connected book selection. Contact Ally Kirkpatrick

 

Industry Postings

IndieCommerce Merchant Support Specialist (posted 01/14/2020)

The American Booksellers Association (ABA), a not-for-profit trade association for independent bookstores, seeks a full-time eCommerce customer support specialist. This position is responsible for supporting users of ABA’s IndieCommerce service, an e-commerce platform hosting websites for over 500 independent booksellers.

Support includes facility with website design, layout, site configuration and platform functions; preparation of training materials and other updates necessary to users; curriculum development for in-person, off-site, training events; respond to direct inquiries from users by phone, email, and screen sharing sessions; quality assurance testing of new features and services for member stores; helping stores understand and troubleshoot products and programs specific to IndieCommerce as well as general e-commerce related inquiries.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Primary support for user inquiries of all types using a ticketing system.
  • Help develop and maintain content for user education.
  • Support communication to users through individual email, telephone, email blasts and e-newsletters.
  • Keep current on new e-commerce trends, and share knowledge with users. 
  • Participates directly with a small tech team comprised of other customer support agents, developers, sysadmin and director. 
  • Quality assurance (QA) testing of new features and services.

Job Requirements:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Facility with web-based content management systems; familiarity with Drupal a plus
  • Ability to become expert regarding a complex e-commerce platform
  • Effective technical writing skills
  • Effective teaching skills
  • Ability to develop educational curriculum distributed across multiple channels
  • Limited travel required each year for teaching and public presentations
  • Familiarity with HTML/CSS is a big plus

Time requirements: This is a full-time position with health benefits. Rotating holiday and weekend customer support coverage that can be managed from home.

Location: 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 and cover letter addressed to Director of IndieCommerce Phillip Davies at jobs@bookweb.org with “IndieCommerce Specialist” in the subject line. No calls, please.

The American Booksellers Association (ABA) 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 BookWeb.org.

 

Bookazine (posted 07/18/2019)

Sales Support Representative

Full Time
Bookazine, a full-service book wholesaler located in Bayonne is seeking a Sales Support Representative with the responsibilities of: 
  • Responding promptly to customer inquiries, facilitating orders and returns and fulfilling customer needs to ensure satisfaction.
  • Exhibiting a positive, empathetic and professional attitude toward customers at all times
  • Process customer orders and provide tracking/shipping information
  • Support business development and client referral goals by actively cross-selling and referring customers
  • Analyzing sales data and creating sales support materials
  • Coordinating and communicating with colleagues as necessary
  • Providing overall administrative and sales support to sales team
  • Keeping strong records of customer interactions, transactions, comments and complaints
  • Creating sales support materials as necessary
  • Following the Company’s communication procedures, guidelines and policies
  • Using web-based and internal computer systems to maintain important daily/weekly/monthly sales tasks
Required skills include
  • Minimum of three (3) years of successful experience in customer service.
  • Strong proficiency in general internet & computer skills including Word, Excel and database software
  • Field and send business correspondence
  • Ability to work well under pressure and proactively solve problems
  • Must be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and have the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
What we offer
  • Competitive compensation package
  • Benefits including medical, dental, vision
  • 401K
  • Casual Dress Code
To apply, please include resume with cover letter and salary requirements to alevy@bookazine.com. Bookazine,75 Hook Road, Bayonne, NJ 07002