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Bookstore Postings

Soldato Books (posted 03/03/2020)

Store Manager

Soldato, a new independent bookstore in Rutherford, NJ, is looking for a bookstore manager who would be responsible for the day-to-day overall operation of the shop. He or she would oversee the store's most crucial operations, buying stock, keeping records of inventory, and making sure that the customers are attended to at all times. It would be expected that the bookstore manager would act as the mediator between the owner and its employees. The ability to problem-solve and organize efficiently would be of the utmost importance to this position.  Job responsibilities would include but not be limited to:

  1. Overseeing and managing the operation of the bookstore
  2. Curating the music selection to be played within the store during operating hours
  3. Opening and closing during the hours of operation from Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00am-2:00pm and 4:00pm-9:00pm
  4. Managing and logging inventory of records and books
  5. General upkeep and maintenance of the bookstore and record shop website
  6. Responsible for implementing and operating Point of Sale system
  7. Ensuring exceptional customer service and customer experience
  8. Responsible for merchandise purchasing, curating, organization and display
  9. Organizing store activities and events including but not limited to Saint George’s Day on April 23rd each year
  10. Developing and implementing store standard operating procedures
  11. Managing annual store budgets and spending
  12. Hiring, training, and evaluating store personnel, administrators and associates
  13. Ensuring store is kept clean and organized at all times
  14. Resolve customer and personnel issues as needed along with the assistance of Soldato ownership/management
  15. Attend regional bookstore meetings and industry events as needed to ensure Soldato’s innovation and growth
  16. Attend quarterly financial meetings to discuss Soldato strategic plan
  17. Be present at least 40 hours per week within the Soldato facility at 19 Franklin Place
Interested applicants should email resume to Charles Olivo.
 
Soldato Books (posted 03/03/2020)

Assistant Store Manager

Soldato, a new independent bookstore in Rutherford, NJ, is looking for a bookseller and assistant store manager who would complete a variety of tasks. He or she would oversee the store's most vital expressions, have input/feedback on the stock to buy, attending industry events, and collaborate to ensure that the store cultivates and hosts fresh and exciting events. He or she’s primary interests should be in art, design, philosophy, architecture, and a plethora of independent publications. Ultimately this position’s central purpose is to create an anchoring sense of place for the residents of Rutherford and the surrounding areas. Soldato’s customers and sense of community are the number one priority. Job responsibilities would include but not be limited to:

  1. Using our software to create a database of inventory for the purposes of searching, locating, and ordering books.
  2. Engaging with customers and making well-informed book recommendations.
  3. Providing input regarding incoming used and new materials including placement and pricing.  Performing data entry of these materials into our inventory with extreme accuracy.
  4. We are looking for candidates to be present on a full-time or part-time basis.  The hours of operation are from Wednesday through Saturday from 11:00am-2:00pm and 4:00pm-9:00pm.
  5. Completing transactions accurately and quickly.
  6. General upkeep and maintenance of the bookstore and record shop website.
  7. Responsible for operating Point of Sale system.
  8. Ensuring exceptional customer service and customer experience.
  9. Responsible for providing input and feedback regarding merchandise purchasing, curating, organization and display.
  10. Assisting with organizing store activities and events including but not limited to Saint George’s Day on April 23rd each year
  11. Developing and implementing store standard operating procedures.
  12. Documenting weekly, monthly and annual store budgets and spending.
  13. Ensuring store is kept clean and organized at all times.
  14. Assist in any area of the store as needed.
  15. Resolve customer and personnel issues as needed along with the assistance of Soldato ownership/management
  16. Attend regional bookstore meetings and industry events as needed to ensure Soldato’s innovation and growth
Interested applicants should email resume to Charles Olivo.
 
Little City Books (posted on 02/06/2020)
Little City Books in Hoboken is looking for an experienced, part-time bookseller. Please send inquiry and resume to Kate@littlecitybooks.com.
 
Colgate University Bookstore (posted 02/05/2020)
Colgate University's Colgate Bookstore is a student’s one-stop-shop for academic textbooks, as well as Colgate gear, gifts, and supplies for residence halls. The store is conveniently located in a central shopfront in downtown Hamilton, NY. They are currently accepting applications for a Book Department Manager. 

 

 
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

 

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.

 

Industry Postings

Simon & Schuster (posted 02/05/2020)

Simon & Schusters Independent Sales Team is looking for a passionate book person to join their team as a Telesales Account Manager based in New York City.