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Job Opening at Copperfield’s Books: Full Charge Bookkeeper

Copperfield’s Books, with stores in Sonoma, Marin and Napa counties, has an immediate opening for a Full Charge Bookkeeper in our headquarters in Sebastopol.

Copperfield’s just celebrated its 33th anniversary and is one of the premier independent bookstores in the country.

We offer health and dental plans and a salary commensurate with experience. Please reply with a short bio and your resume.

SUMMARY: The full charge bookkeeper will manage the accounting department overseeing all aspects of the company’s financial activities while providing financial information to the president.

If you are interested please send a cover letter and resume to Leslie at

Modern Times Bookstore Collective is Hiring an Events Coordinator!

Modern Times is the West Coast’s oldest collectively-run independent bookstore and a proud member of the Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives and the Northern California Independent Bookseller’s Association. We are celebrating our 43rd year of book selling and rabble-rousing and carry a wide range of new and used books, including books in Spanish, host diverse community events, and maintain relationships with many progressive local organizations.

The Events Coordinator is a part-time, unbenefited position that starts at $10.74/hr, 12-16 hours per week. The Events Coordinator is eligible to potentially become a Modern Times Collective Member in the future. The Events Coordinator will work with a volunteer Events Committee to create unique, diverse and ongoing events for the Bookstore.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

Required Qualifications:

Desired Qualifications:

Modern Times Bookstore Collective is located in the heart of SF’s Mission District, 2919 24th Street, SF 94110. We are open Monday-Saturday 11:00 – 9:00 and Sunday 11:00 – 8:00. To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to by April 25, 2014. No phone calls please. Start Date: May (specific date TBD). We strongly encourage applications from those who identify as trans, gender queer, queer, people of color or women.

Bookshelves Wanted

Variety of sizes needed. Seven foot height max. Lower half, or third, sloped out. High quality construction. Need photos and dimensions.

Matthew Sundt, Proprietor
559 Tyler Street
Monterey,  CA  93940

Operations Manager, FAMSF Museum Stores

Department: Retail Operations
Division: Finance and Operations
Reports to: Director of Retail Operations

Working Relationships: Creates and maintains positive working relationships with museum store staff, general museum staff, vendors, volunteers, customers, and museum members, visitors and colleagues.

Under the direction of Director of Retail Operations, the Operations Manager is responsible for the operational management of the FAMSF Museum Stores. The Operations Manager develops and determines strategies and implements policies, procedures, and training to ensure effective operational efficiency, sound fiscal management, proactive selling, superior customer service, and an overall positive visitor experience in the Museum Stores. Supervises and develops the Assistant Operations Manager, sales, stock, and customer service staff, and provides exceptional sales and customer service leadership to create a valuable team of museum store professionals. Responsible for ensuring income goals are met or exceeded, staff and supply budget is monitored, expenses are controlled, and inventory records are accurately maintained. Ensures the mission of the Retail Operations department is consistently communicated and fulfilled to achieve business success and customer satisfaction.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Manages daily operations of the de Young and Legion of Honor museum stores, including all satellite locations and exhibition stores to ensure smooth efficiency and profitability. Develops and implements sound operational policies and procedures in accordance with Museum standards.
  2. Recruits, hires, trains, supervises, coaches, and develops the Assistant Operations Manager, Lead Sales, sales, stock, and customer service staff to ensure high quality performance and professionalism.
  3. Motivates and trains staff on superior selling and customer service standards to attain and exceed sales goals and achieve consistently positive visitor experiences. Sets and exemplifies optimum retail and customer service standards for all staff.
  4. Develops and implements highly cost effective staffing schedules to ensure efficient personnel deployment and adequate floor coverage and to achieve optimum customer service and sales. Prepares weekly and monthly store staffing schedules and monitors frontline staff daily attendance.
  5. Processes and monitors daily frontline staff electronic timesheets, including holiday, sick, and vacation days. Approves bi-weekly electronic timesheets for supervised staff.
  6. Provides current and accurate communications to the frontline store staff about retail operation and general museum news and needs to ensure information is disseminated in a timely and consistent manner.
  7. Oversees daily restocking of the stores with the Buyers, Receiving and Fulfillment staff, and stock clerks to ensure adequate and timely delivery of stock to the sales floors and stock rooms to support sales goals.
  8. Ensures daily visual presentation of the stores are maintained and implemented per standards and direction set by the Visual Merchandiser and the Buyers.
  9. Coordinates with Buyers to ensure current product information and knowledge are disseminated to the frontline store staff. Trains staff and volunteers on an ongoing basis of all educational and mission-related attributes of the merchandise.
  10. Develops and controls annual store operations payroll and expense budget to ensure highest possible “net” revenue results. Creates a monthly payroll budget per the fiscal year based on operational and revenue requirements.
  11. Negotiates and purchases competitive store services, supply, and equipment contracts with vendors. Reviews supply and service invoices; verifies and approves invoices for payment. Handles all store banking transactions including change orders and deposits.
  12. Oversee and manage POS system software and hardware to ensure current and optimum performance. Troubleshoots problems and implements timely system upgrades.
  13. Oversees the annual physical inventory, including effective vendor negotiation, contracts, and project management. Manages the physical inventory process from start to finish with staff. Ensures accurate inventory reports from all locations and warrants precise records in the inventory system are current and maintained.
  14. Implements store marketing strategies on the frontline to attract new and repeat customers to the stores. Manages, coordinates, and implements store events such as special events, corporate events, author book signings, and in-store artist appearances.
  15. Plans and helps develop special projects such as system upgrades, store construction, renovation, retail expansion, and alternative revenue sources.
  16. Recruits and trains store volunteers. Develops and maintains positive productive relationships to retain a core group on an ongoing basis.
  17. Develops and maintains effective relationships with all Museum departments. Represents the store’s interests to the general public to promote a positive image of the stores and Museums.
  18. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: BA Degree or higher with coursework in Business and Art History from an accredited college or university, OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Work Experience: Minimum of ten years experience in high-volume retail store operations management, preferably in a museum store or specialty store environment.

Skills & Abilities:

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week. Must work flexible schedule, including evenings, Tuesday through Saturday or Sunday, and sometimes Mondays due to special events.

To apply:

Events Coordinator, Bookshop Santa Cruz

Responsibilities May Include:

Skills We Expect:

To apply, please email a resume, cover letter and references to Salary commensurate with experience + full benefits, 32-40 hours/week.

Sales Assistant, Perseus Books Group

Position Summary

This position provides sales, marketing, and administrative support to PGW’s Berkeley Sales Management and Field Sales Force.

Position Responsibilities

Assist VP, Field Sales and Field Sales Manager:

Assist Sales and Field:

Assist with Event Order Placing and Coordination for PGW/PBG/PD:

Assist with thrice-yearly sales conference

Organize Regional Trade Shows (in conjunction with PBG Group Marketing)

General Duties:

  1. Liaise with customer service and credit control to facilitate orders and flow of information
  2. Daily sales rep, customer and publisher contact.
  3. Seasonal selling of New Books to local accounts and as needed
  4. General administrative support to Directors and department.
  5. Attend Hotlist weekly meeting and create document
  6. Create and disseminate annual Top 500 Indies store list
  7. Send in Sample Orders Seasonally
    1. Order frontlist for CR-North Library
    2. Order frontlist for Sales Shelves
    3. Order frontlist for Sean Shoemaker
  8. Maintain Conference Room Library / Sales Library

About Perseus Books Group

The Perseus Books Group is an independent company committed to enabling independent book publishers to reach their potential, whether those publishers are Perseus-owned, joint ventures or owned by third parties. Perseus publishing imprints include Avalon Travel, Basic Books, Basic Civitas, Da Capo Press, Da Capo Lifelong Books, Public Affairs, Running Press, Seal Press, Vanguard Press and Westview Press, as well as partnerships with The Newsweek/Daily Beast Company, The Nation Institute, and The Weinstein Company. Through Consortium, Perseus Distribution and Publishers Group West, as well as through its Constellation digital service offering which also supports Argo Navis Author Services and Faber Factory Powered by Constellation, the Perseus Books Group is the leading provider of sales, marketing, distribution and digital services, serving over 300 independent publishers. For more information, visit our websites at, and


To Apply: Please submit cover letter and resume to