Classified Ads

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Full-Time Store Manager, Marin County

Copperfield’s Books, with stores in Sonoma and Napa counties, has an immediate opening for a full-time manager at our store located in Marin County, CA. Copperfield’s just celebrated its 34th anniversary and is one of the premier independent bookstores in the country.

Previous bookstore management required. Familiarity with Wordstock POS system or equivalent required. We offer health and dental plans and a salary commensurate with experience.

Please send your resume to Leslie Washington or call 707-823-8991 x214

Executive Director, Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA)

The Northern California Independent Booksellers Association (NCIBA), an active and thriving retail trade organization whose mission is to support, nurture and promote independent retail bookselling in California, seeks a dynamic, entrepreneurial and performance-oriented Executive Director.

Responsible for revenues and annual budget of $250k, the NCIBA’s Executive Director manages two staff members from the organization’s office, currently (but not permanently) located in the scenic Presidio. In conjunction with a 13-person Board of Directors that includes four officers and two associate representatives from the publishing community, the Executive Director oversees the membership organization’s programming including the coordination of three annual events:

In addition, the Executive Director is responsible for producing the association’s annual holiday consumer book catalog, which is distributed by bookstores and through local newspapers —selling the ads, writing copy, working with the designer and printer, and soliciting orders from bookstores. In support of both the trade show and catalog sales, the Executive Director makes a sales trip to New York in the Spring, as well as to BEA and the ABA Winter Institute.

Aside from the successful execution of these three events and the holiday catalog, the Executive Director has a steady calendar of business to conduct and oversee including:


The ED will be thoroughly committed to NCIBA’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership and relationship management experience, as well as knowledge of the bookselling and publishing industries. Work experience within the Northern California bookselling community is a plus. Concrete demonstrable experience and other qualifications include:

Salary $60-65K to start, commensurate with experience; negotiated benefits package included. Training provided by current Executive Director with the goal of full transition being reached by the NCIBA Discovery Show in mid-October. Applications will be accepted through July 6. Interviews will be conducted by the NCIBA Search Committee during the summer; finalists will be notified prior to September 1. All applicant names will be kept confidential until and unless they are chosen as a finalist for the job.

Interested applicants should send a resume and a letter describing their qualifications to:

The Reading Bug is looking for PART-TIME BOOKSELLERS!

We are a family-run, independent children’s bookstore centrally located on Laurel Street in downtown San Carlos. Community-oriented, we host regular events for kids and families, daily storytimes, birthday parties, and classes. We have strong relationships with our customers, and take pride in our book knowledge and recommendations.

We are looking for someone interested in working the floor: assisting customers, maintaining displays and sections, restocking inventory, and keeping visitors informed about our latest events and programming. We encourage initiative and self-motivation – if you have ideas, we want to hear them! We love to match people with projects that work to their strengths.

Ideal candidates should:

WEEKEND AVAILABILITY IS A MUST. No summer positions available – this is not a temporary/seasonal position! MUST also be available during the HOLIDAY SEASON. This is an hourly position, starting at $11-13/hour. Benefits package included when working over 20 hours/week.


The Reading Bug is looking a part-time Birthday Party Coordinator!

We are a family-run, independent children’s bookstore centrally located on Laurel Street in downtown San Carlos. We host book-themed birthday parties almost every weekend filled with crafts, activities, games, and more. We’re looking for someone to schedule, plan, and prep!

An ideal Party Coordinator will be:

This position is for appx. 20-25 hours/week and REQUIRES full weekend availability. This is an hourly position, starting at $12-14/hour. Benefits package included when working over 20 hours/week.


New York Times Best Seller Seeks Personal Assistant, East Bay

Job Description

Best selling author seeks a part-time (~20 hrs/week), freelance PA. $15/hr. Looking for a local (Alameda, San Francisco Area) positive, proactive, discrete, efficient assistant, who can handle social media interface, email interactions, and travel coordination plus sundry other PA duties. In office responsibilities are once a week, and include inventory, shipping/receiving, and airport transport. Rarely, weekend hours may be required. Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, Google Drive (inc. Calendar, Docs & Forms) and Gmail is vital. Must have own computer, internet access, car, and superlative mastery of English Language. Knowledge of genre fandom and the publishing industry a plus.

To Apply

Interested parties should send a resume and short cover letter to

Point Reyes National Seashore Association Bookstore and Retail Manager

Position Title: PRNSA Bookstore and Retail Manager
Status: Full-time
Reports to: Executive Director

About Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA)

Point Reyes National Seashore Association (PRNSA) is a cooperating association of the National Park Service. We work in partnership with Point Reyes National Seashore and the public to preserve, restore and maintain wildlife habitat, trails, and historic sites in our beautiful coastal park. Our year-round environmental education programs help children and adults deepen their understanding of nature and inspire the next generation of park stewards.

Position Description

Point Reyes National Seashore Association seeks a full time bookstore and retail manager to lead and supervise operations at 3 separate retail outlets at Point Reyes National Seashore Visitor Centers. The manager position reports to the Executive Director and supervises a small team to support the blending of traditional retail experience and visitor education at Point Reyes National Seashore.


Required Qualifications

Compensation and Schedule

Please email your resume and cover letter to

Please use the subject line: PRNSA Bookstore and Retail Manager

To learn more about Point Reyes National Seashore Association, please visit our website at

Receiver: Mrs. Dalloway’s Bookstore, Berkeley

Full-time (30-40 hours/week) receiver. Duties include receiving daily shipments of books and merchandise, tracking invoices for bookkeeping department, assisting in merchandise pricing, and some re-orders. Buying for and supervising magazine section.

Depending on interest and experience, some inventory management (returns, overstock, annual physical inventory).

Website order fulfillment, front desk bookselling as needed.

Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits after 90 days include employer contribution to store health care policy and ten days paid vacation.

Some evenings and weekends may be required.

Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to and

Team Member: A Great Good Place For Books, Oakland

A Great Good Place For Books in Oakland’s Montclair Village is looking for another team member to come join the fun. Must have prior bookstore experience and be willing to participate in many aspects of the day-to-day running of a bookstore: receiving, shipping, special orders, and working events. Flexible hours but some evening and weekend shifts are required. Stellar customer service skills and the ability to think on one’s feet is a must! If you are passionate about books and good with people, we’d love to hear from you. Please send resumes via email or USPS only; no store drop-offs, thank you. Emails can be sent to or mailed to GGP, 6120 La Salle Avenue, Oakland CA 94611. Attn: Carolyn.

Fixtures for Sale: Santa Barbara

Granada Books in Santa Barbara, CA will be closing May 3rd. ALL Fixtures are for sale. Card racks, bookcases (including freestanding, franklin bookcases on wheels), beautiful metal display tables (most on wheels), slatwall (varying sizes), folding chairs with rolling rack, office supplies, EVERYTHING must go. All Franklin fixtures are less than 2 years old and will be sold at 50% off.

Anthology POS system, 6 stations- which includes: 3 registers, 4 receipt printers, 3 display poles, 4 scanners, 2 mobile stations. All parties are responsible to pick up fixtures from store after May 3rd.

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