New England Independent Booksellers Association

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Help Wanted

Brookline Booksmith in Brookline, MA seeks an Events Manager for our award-winning author series. Duties include working with book buyer, reps and publicists to book events; all logistics involved in running and hosting events; social media and print outreach to publicize events;  coop management; directing others involved with larger events; thinking creatively about locally-based and celebrity authors; photoshop capabilities. The right person needs great energy, interpersonal skills,and collaborative style. The store, too, is award-winning and known to be an excellent place to work, learn and grow. Interested candidates please email

Brookline Giftsmith, the large and growing gift shop within Brookline Booksmith, needs energetic, physically strong and creative giftsellers. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills and enthusiasm for gift merchandise. Strong ability to work on a team is also key.  Our  gift and card selection is unique & eclectic - from the sublime to the ridiculous, as we like to say - truly something for everyone in our busy, one-stop shopping indie bookstore.  Interested candidates please email

The New England Mobile Book Fair in Newton Highlands, MA is on a quest to fill a Full Time Cashier/Bookseller position.  We are seeking motivated individuals to join our family of knowledgeable bibliophiles to provide our customers with A+ service.  Qualified candidates should display excellent listening skills with the ability to identify customer needs and produce positive resolutions, be detail oriented, energetic, team oriented, and willing to assist in multiple departments.  A devotion to books, reading and community involvement are highly desired traits as well as punctuality, flexibility, and a positive attitude.  Strong individuals are the basis of the independent book store!  Interested candidates please email Adam Lyons ( for more information.

The Northshire Bookstore in Manchester Center VT is looking for experienced booksellers on their main sales floor and their Children's Department. Applicants should have strong hospitality skills and great book knowledge. Experienced booksellers can apply by clicking the employment link at Come join one of the best indie bookstores on the planet!

Bookstore Manager – New England Bookstore opening in early 2015

Children’s author Jeff Kinney is developing a 2,400 square foot bookstore cafe in New England, designed to be a community bookstore, gathering place, community center for a wide variety of programs and events, and office space on three floors of a LEED certified building now under construction.

Ideal candidates will have retail bookstore management experience with working knowledge of bookstore productivity and profitability metrics, have worked successfully with a buying budget to manage stock levels and cash flow, and has trained and led a bookselling staff. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a beloved author who has traveled the world gaining fans along the way. The store will dedicate a small space within the store for the author’s books and growing selection of non-book items.

Please contact Donna Paz Kaufman using the Contact Us form on this website with a brief introduction and statement of interest.

Bookstore For Sale

Vermont's oldest independent bookstore, established in 1928, is for sale. The population of the community is approximately 16,000 residents with two local colleges and three festivals that expand the customer base throughout the year. Recent annual sales are just about $300,000. The current owners are hoping to retire after thirty five years. Take a tour of the Bennington Bookshop on Google Maps.

Inquire to:

Fixtures For Sale

Gibson's Bookstore, 45 South Main Street, Concord NH 03301
Contact Michael Herrmann, 603-224-0562,
Available for $50/piece to anyone who comes to get them. They are Franklin Fixtures units and in very good shape. Preference given to anyone taking the entire assortment. Accuracy of list is subject to verification onsite.
OAK VENEER Franklin Fixtures Available for Sale
4 - Flared Double-Sided, Aisle Unit, 54h*48w*30d, Orig Cost $486.00
5 - Flared Single-Sided, Aisle Unit with finished back, 54h*48w*15d, Orig Cost $323.00
2 - Flared Single-Sided, Aisle Unit (unfinished back), 54h*48w*15d, Orig Cost $323.00
2 - Flared Single-Sided, Aisle Unit, 54h*36w*15d, Orig Cost $278.00
3 - Flared Single-Sided, Aisle Unit, 54h*24w*15d, Orig Cost $278.00
5 - Flared Endcap, 54h*30w*15d, Orig Cost $284.00
3 - Flared Single-Sided Aisle Unit with slatwall back, 48h*48w*18d, Orig Cost $356.00
1 - Flared Single Wall Unit (1 inch thick shelves), 84h*48w*20d, Orig Cost $475.00
4 - Flared Single Wall Unit, 84h*48w*18d, Orig Cost $418.00
2 - Corner Display, 84h*20w*20d, Orig Cost $450.00
1 - 4' Modular Counter, 36h*48w*24d, Orig Cost $559.00
1 - 3' Modular Counter, 36h*36w*24d, Orig Cost $394.00
1 - 3' Modular Counter (ADA compliant), 34h*36w*24d, Orig Cost $394.00
4 - Corner Counter with front display, 36h*24w*24d, Orig Cost $320.00
2 - 45-degree Corner Counters, 36h*24w*24d, Orig Cost $470.00
OAK MELAMINE Fixtures Available for Sale
2 - Straight Double-Sided, Aisle Unit on casters, (1 inch thick shelves), 54h*48*24, Orig Cost $442.00
2 - Straight Single-Sided, Aisle Unit, (1 inch thick shelves), 54*48*12, Orig Cost $275.00
1 - Straight Wall Unit, (1 inch thick shelves), 72*48*12, Orig Cost $319.00


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NEIBA members are free to post classifieds for help wanted, positions sought and for re-selling goods and services such as used fixtures, inventory, surplus supplies and other items that bookstores may wish to purchase from other stores.

Postings are free to members. Only postings that might potentially benefit members such as “bookstore wanted” or “help wanted” or “positions wanted” will be permitted.

Non-members may place an appropriate classified for $25, payable by check or credit card in advance. Email
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The NEIBA Exchange is not intended for marketing titles from publishers or for other vendors such as wholesalers or fixture companies to market their goods and services to bookstores. It is, rather, a clearinghouse for members to reach each other with information about jobs, stores for sale or purchase and re-selling merchandise or goods already purchased as when stores close and offer their inventory and fixtures to other stores.

Each member is solely responsible for the accuracy of its postings. The NEIBA Exchange and the New England Independent Booksellers Association are not responsible for any errors.
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